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Ask the Right Questions at Your Next Doctor's Appointment

Who is the appointment for?

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What is the reason for this appointment?

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Has a doctor diagnosed you or your loved one with anemia?

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Is the appointment with a current or new doctor?

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What are your symptoms? (Optional)

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What medications are you taking (if any) for Anemia? (Optional)

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Most important questions to ask about Anemia

Top 10 Questions about Anemia

  1. What are the symptoms of anemia?
  2. How will you know which type of anemia I have?
  3. What is anemia and what is the most likely cause in my case?
  4. For iron-deficiency anemia, what other medical conditions can cause it?
  5. Will I need follow-up tests and if so, how often will I need them?
  6. What are my treatment options for anemia?
  7. For iron-deficiency anemia, what foods do I need to add to my diet?
  8. How will I know if my treatment plan is working well or if it needs to be changed?
  9. What can I expect from my anemia medication or supplement and how long will it take to start working?
  10. What are the possible risks, benefits, side effects, and interactions of my anemia medication or supplement?
  1. What are the symptoms of anemia?
  2. Could my anemia symptoms be caused by another medical condition?
  3. How is anemia diagnosed?
  4. Will I need to see a specialist?
  5. How will you know which type of anemia I have?
  6. How can other diseases, such as IBD, cause anemia?
  7. When and how will I learn of my diagnosis?
  8. What is anemia and what is the most likely cause in my case?
  9. Is my type of anemia curable or controllable?
  10. For iron-deficiency anemia, what other medical conditions can cause it?
  11. How will anemia affect my daily life and long-term health?
  12. What types of medical professionals do I need to see and when?
  13. Are there any symptoms of anemia that should alert me to call you?
  14. Will I need follow-up tests and if so, how often will I need them?
  15. What are my treatment options for anemia?
  16. What should I do if my anemia symptoms get worse?
  17. For iron-deficiency anemia, what foods do I need to add to my diet?
  18. For IBD-related anemia, what treatments other than supplements are available?
  19. How will I know if my treatment plan is working well or if it needs to be changed?
  20. What can I expect from my anemia medication or supplement and how long will it take to start working?
  21. How and when should I take my medication or supplement and what should I do if I miss a dose?
  22. How long will I need to take my anemia medication or supplement?
  23. What are the possible risks, benefits, side effects, and interactions of my anemia medication or supplement?

What to Discuss

Symptoms:

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What to Bring

  • Insurance Card
  • Driver's License or ID
  • This Guide and a Pen

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