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Clotting symptoms Assessment Questionnaire

Questions Your Doctor May Ask - and Why!

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Clotting symptoms. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist by answering questions that your doctor may ask below:

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  1. When did you start having problems with clotting?

    Why: to determine if acute or chronic.

  2. Where have you had clots form?

    Why: e.g. deep veins of legs, pulmonary embolus, brain clots causing stroke, heart vessel clots causing heart attacks, leg artery clot causing arterial obstruction, retinal vein or artery thrombosis.

  3. How many times have you had problems with clotting?

    Why: to determine if recurrent thrombosis.

  4. Risk factors for arterial thrombosis?

    Why: atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) is the major risk factor for arterial thrombosis. Risk factors for atherosclerosis include elevated cholesterol, smoking, high blood pressure, increasing age, family history.

  5. Risk factors for venous thrombosis?

    Why: e.g. obesity, varicose veins, immobility (bed rest for more than 4 days), pregnancy, major surgery, malignancy, cardiac failure, recent heart attack, infection, nephrotic syndrome, elevated platelets, sickle cell anemia and inherited disorders e.g. AT-III deficiency.

  6. Past medical history?

    Why: e.g. recurrent abortions? - may be a sign of acquired or inherited defects of clotting.

  7. Medications?

    Why: some medications can predispose to clotting e.g. oral contraceptive pill, hormone replacement therapy.

  8. Family history?

    Why: e.g. venous thrombosis.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Clotting symptoms:

The following list of conditions have 'Clotting symptoms' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Clotting symptoms:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Clotting symptoms' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.


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