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Dr. Radha IyengarBreast Surgery

Why doctors want to know about your medical history

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If you’ve ever been a patient you know that one of the common questions asked is about your past medical history. Past medical history includes all of the medical problems you have been diagnosed with in the past.
Past medical history tells doctors what chronic problems may be worsened or improved with certain interventions they may offer.
Also, certain medical problems may put you at increased risk for complications with procedures.
Even if your medical problem as well controlled with medications you are taking it is still considered an active medical problem. 
If you are on a prescription medication then there should be an accompanying medical problem for which you are taking the medication. 
Try to keep an account of all the medical problems you have been diagnosed with and tell your doctor about these as well.