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How can my anamnesis help doctors diagnose my disease?

If your doctor knows your medical history, or anamnesis, he or she better knows what to look for when making a diagnosis. Knowing that a certain disorder runs in your family will clue your doctor in to look for or test for the disorder. This is especially important if there is a history of a disease that is not generally tested for in your family. Doctors who have access to your anamnesis know what tests to do in order to make sure disorders are caught in a timely manner.

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Why should I care about my anamnesis?
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How can I get members of my family to help me with my anamnesis?
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How is anamnesis used?
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How do I determine my anamnesis?
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