What should you know about your pain

Updated at: Feb 01, 2013
What should you know about your pain

Visiting a doctor can be painful for children, due to the fear of injections. But, what is with the fear of doctors and adults? Let’s explore some things that you should definitely ask your doctor about pain.

Mansi Kohli
PainWritten by: Mansi KohliPublished at: Feb 01, 2013

painVisiting a doctor can be painful for children, due to the fear of injections. But, what’s with the fear of doctor and adults? Let’s explore some things that you should definitely ask your doctor about…

One question which must have entangled all of us would be, why is to so difficult to converse our pain to our doctor, the very people who ought to know best about the problem we are suffering from?

The answer is plain and simple- it is based on our psychology!

Fear is one emotion which most of us would express to our doctor right from our childhood-injection days.  For some it actually is an irrational fear that may or may not have any particular roots.

Here are few ways, by which you can triumph over your anxiety of doctors, and get to the real source of the dilemma.


Questions to Ask Yourself


First and principal thing would be, never to be frightened by a doctor.

And given the fact, that your doctor can't perceive or identify your pain, thus it's your job to make certain that he or she has a clear perception of how you feel. Be self-confident. Identify pain on the basis of:

Where exactly is your pain located?

Describe all the painful areas.

How dreadful is your pain?

Provide the doctor with detailed, in order information about the pain that you are experiencing. Use expressive words, such as thump, aching, blaze, or shiver. Mention the details as to what kind of pain you are dealing with- is it mild, reasonable, or strict? And also enlighten your doctor over the reasons by which you are experiencing this pain.

What do you think ignites your pain?

Provide the doctor with detailed information about what must have lead to your pain. Do you have a habit of practicing a particular kind of job or hobby that causes muscle strain or nerve grievance through recurring motion, such as dealing in good work, working with piano, or by practicing tennis?

Calculate the time from which you have been in pain?

Be perceptive of the idea whether you are undergoing sharp or unceasing pain, which will aid your doctor in deciding the best route of conduct.

How do you take respite from your pain at home?

Elaborate and stress on the ways by which you have made your pain at relief. Be explicit while explaining to your doctor as to what all home-methods you have used to get relief from pain.


Explain to the doctor the pain medications you have taken in the past?

Describe any past experience with pain therapies and how appropriately they have worked. Also make sure to talk about any side effects you went through, predominantly tummy upset, indigestion, or gastrointestinal pain. However one must keep in mind that some prescription pain tablets can lead to constipation, sickness, giddiness, nuisance, lethargy and vomiting.

Describe extensively to your doctor about how pain has affected your dealings with emotions and people surrounding you.

Just bear one thing in mind that doctor is there to help you out of the ruckus caused by pain. Here’s wishing you a pain-free life!


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