Medical Diagnosis

Medical Diagnosis is the process of determining which disease or condition explains a person’s symptoms and signs. It is most often referred to as diagnosis with the medical context being implicit. The information required for diagnosis is typically collected from a history and physical examination of the person seeking medical care. Often, one or more diagnostic procedures, such as medical tests, are also done during the process. 

Patients can be proactive in their own medical care. There are some steps that can be taken to help assist medical professionals in determining a diagnosis. 

  • Communicate clearly and Provide complete information
  • Bring any medical records you have
  • Write down your symptoms beforehand
  • List past medical history such as illnesses and surgeries
  • Note any relevant family medical history 
  • Note all medications 
  • Don’t be afraid to talk about symptoms you may find embarrassing