While it’s always a good idea to visit your doctor regularly, there are still some warning signs that you may require an early check-up.
Signs you should see your doctor
Scheduling an early appointment with your primary care physician should be considered whenever there is something that’s worrying you.
Here are some signs and symptoms that you should see your doctor:
High, persistent fever
Unexplained weight loss
Difficulty breathing (a.k.a dyspnea)· Severe pain (anywhere)
These are a few of the symptoms that may need to be addressed by your physician; however, if you have any other unusual symptoms, a visit to your doctor may be warranted.
What questions should you ask your doctor?
During the check-up, you can ask your doctor whatever you want, but here are some interesting questions to keep in mind:
· What is the goal of this test?
· What results should I expect from this test?
· Are there any adverse effects to this therapy/drug?
· How will I know if the treatment is working or not?
· Should I continue taking the treatment even after my symptoms improve?
What to expect from the visit?
After your check-up, your doctor should have explained everything about the reason you came to visit, how it should be treated, and when you should expect your symptoms to get better.