Taking a medical history: How to take a history of pain
Este video ayuda a preguntar en inglés sobre el dolor, uno de los síntomas más frecuentes que no encontramos en medicina.
Aquí tenéis la trascripción completa por si queréis practicar con ella. Espero que os sea de utilidad:
Hello, in today’s lesson we’re going to learn how to ask questions about pain.
To find out about pain doctors could ask:
- Where does it hurt?
- Can you show me where it hurts? Or
- Please, show me where it hurts.
- Can you describe the pain? Or
- What is the pain like? Would you describe it as sharp, a burning sensation or tightness?
- How bad is it?
- How long does it last?
- When did it start? or When did the pain come on?
- When did it stop?
- How often do you get it?
- How many times a day do you get it?
- When do you get it – in the morning? at night? when you work? when you cough?
- Does the pain wake you up at night?
- Is there anything else associated with the pain such as sweating or vomiting?
- Have you taken anything for the pain?
To ask about relieving or aggravating factors doctors can ask:
- Does anything make it better? Or, does anything make it feel better?
- Does anything make it worse?
- Is there anything special that brings on (or cause or induce) the pain?
To ask about the radiation of the pain doctors can ask:
- Does it go anywhere else?
- Does it radiate or move anywhere?
- Does it hurt anywhere else?
That’s all for today. Thank you for watching.