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What must I record about my pain experience before seeing the doctor?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine

In brief: Keep a pain diary.

Intensity is one facet- often graded on 1-10 scale.
Others facets are: location duration, nature / quality, time course, associated symptoms, aggravating, palliating factors, response to various treatments. Sometimes helps to keep a pain diary especially if you have several pains. Many available on-line. Use one that has a diagram.

In brief: Keep a pain diary.

Intensity is one facet- often graded on 1-10 scale.
Others facets are: location duration, nature / quality, time course, associated symptoms, aggravating, palliating factors, response to various treatments. Sometimes helps to keep a pain diary especially if you have several pains. Many available on-line. Use one that has a diagram.
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