How do you know what is medically important Watch

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Following on from my previous post (here) I am wondering how you decide if something is important enough to tell your doctor

For example, if your doctor asks you how's your health and you're generally fine but have had a stomach ache on-and-off for a few days how would you decide if you should tell them

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(Original post by jsmith6131)
Following on from my previous post (here) I am wondering how you decide if something is important enough to tell your doctor

For example, if your doctor asks you how's your health and you're generally fine but have had a stomach ache on-and-off for a few days how would you decide if you should tell them

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Generally I mention any issues that are abnormal for me to my doctor, but I only go to the GP if I m confident it's not a virus for instance or something minor that I feel a few days rest would sort out, as I d try to self treat at home or speak to my pharmacist for that 1st.
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Basically what has already been said. I mention anything that is abnormal for me. Anything that seems off, I'll mention it. Obviously, if I just feel sick etc, I won't go to the doctors unless it lasts for a week or two and is uncomfortable/causing me pain.

You should generally go for anything that causes you pain/discomfort.
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A good rule is to wait it out for a few weeks, if the symptoms are still present after that time with no sign of improvement, or they are getting progressively worse, then it's probably a good idea to see a doctor.
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(Original post by Karaleigh19)
Basically what has already been said. I mention anything that is abnormal for me. Anything that seems off, I'll mention it. Obviously, if I just feel sick etc, I won't go to the doctors unless it lasts for a week or two and is uncomfortable/causing me pain.

You should generally go for anything that causes you pain/discomfort.
Same. I had to go to the GP last year because I was really dehydrated, no matter what was I drinking. (according the medication I'm on, I have to see someone quickly if this happens) At some point, I had an upset stomach. I have IBS; so it's nothing unusual and nothing for me to worry about. I was asked about my stomach and explained it's normal for me. if I hadn't been asked, I wouldn't have mentioned it.
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