Asking a Doctor Questions

If you don’t understand a doctor’s advice, ask questions. You might want to ask what the procedure is (for example, to get blood tests done), or whether the medicine the doctor advises has any side-effects (unpleasant results). You might also want to know how long you will need to take “a course” of medicine.

Here are some typical examples of these questions in three conversations.

Example 1

In this conversation, the speaker asks if there are any side-effects to the medicine prescribed.
(Noun: prescription; Verb – to prescribe.)

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Example 2

This is a conversation about going for tests (so the doctor can decide what the problem is).

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Example 3

“Antibiotics” are medicine to help you fight an illness or infection.

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