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Sample Questions To Ask A Doctor During A Visit

Questions To Ask If The Doctor Recommends Tests

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Before agreeing to take a test, consider asking the following questions, and compare the answers to your priorities.

  • What is the purpose of the test? Or: What do you hope to learn from the test?
  • How reliable is the test?
  • What does the test involve?
  • How much time will the test take?
  • What do I need to do to prepare for it?
  • Is there discomfort during the test? Afterward?
  • Are there side effects? If so, would they be temporary? Permanent?
  • What could go wrong?
  • How much will it cost? Is it insured?
  • Where does it occur?
  • Does it need to be done now, or can we wait and see whether it is really necessary? If we wait, what are the risks?
  • When will you know the results? Then: How will I know? Will you call or does it require another visit?

Make sure the doctor tells you the test results and explains what they mean. You may want to ask for a written copy of the test results. If the test was done by a specialist, ask to have the results sent to your primary doctor.

To assure you get the rest results, make an alert on your computer or in your daily diary to call to call to find out the test results if you don't hear by the date you're told.

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