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Graying Assessment Questionnaire

Questions Your Doctor May Ask - and Why!

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Graying. 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. What is the age of the person with the graying of the hair?

    Why: graying of the hair is a normal occurrence with aging.

  2. Past medical history?

    Why: e.g. vitiligo may be associated with thyroid disease, diabetes, pernicious anemia and Addison's disease.

  3. Risk factors for precipitating vitiligo?

    Why: e.g. physical trauma, illness, emotional stress.

  4. Family history?

    Why: e.g. graying hair and premature graying; vitiligo; ataxia telangiectasia.

  5. Symptoms of vitiligo?

    Why: e.g. patches of chalk white skin which appear and gradually enlarge often widespread over body. Typical sites are around the eyes, mouth, on digits, elbows, knees, lower back and genital areas. Also associated with white hair and prematurely grey hair and patchy hair loss.

  6. Symptoms of ataxia telangiectasia?

    Why: e.g. becomes evident in infancy with progressive lack of coordination with movement, infections are common especially of the respiratory tract, high incidence of malignancies with many people developing lymphomas. Associated with premature graying of the hair.

  7. Symptoms of Menkes disease?

    Why: e.g. severe mental retardation, kinky hair, premature graying of hair.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Graying:

The following list of conditions have 'Graying' 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: Graying:

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


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