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Cold sensitivity Assessment Questionnaire

Questions Your Doctor May Ask - and Why!

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Cold sensitivity. 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. How long have you had cold sensitivity?

    Why: to determine if acute or chronic.

  2. Dietary history?

    Why: may help detect anorexia nervosa; may help determine risk of iron deficiency anemia.

  3. Past medical history?

    Why: e.g. trigeminal neuralgia may be associated with multiple sclerosis, neurosyphilis or brain tumors; Hypothyroidism may be associated with previous Graves disease, Rheumatoid arthritis, Down Syndrome, previous radioactive ablation of the thyroid.

  4. Past surgical history?

    Why: e.g. hypothyroidism may be associated with previous thyroid surgery.

  5. Medications?

    Why: e.g. hypothyroidism may be caused by lithium or amiodarone; non-steroidal anti-inflammatory and anticoagulant medications may cause iron deficiency anemia.

  6. Symptoms of hypothyroidism?

    Why: e.g. lethargy, weight gain, constipation, puffiness of face and eyes, hair loss, dry skin.

  7. Symptoms of anorexia nervosa?

    Why: e.g. obsessive pursuit of thinness through dieting, extreme weight loss, disturbance of body image, intense fear of becoming fat, loss of menstrual periods.

  8. Symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia?

    Why: e.g. brief paroxysms of pain like a burning knife or electric shock on the side of the face precipitated by cold weather or wind, talking, chewing or pressure on certain trigger areas on the face.

  9. Symptoms of causes of iron deficiency anemia?

    Why: e.g. heavy periods, rectal bleeding, vomiting blood, melena.

  10. Symptoms of depression predominantly in the winter months?

    Why: may suggest seasonal affective disorder. Symptoms of depression usually remit in spring and summer.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Cold sensitivity:

The following list of conditions have 'Cold sensitivity' 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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