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What should I do if I have missing information in my anamnesis?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Most people will have some information missing from their anamnesis. If you can't find all of the answers in your family health history, it is fine to just leave blank what you do not know. What you shouldn't do is try to guess about any causes of diseases your family members had that went undiagnosed or that they do not remember. Doing so provides misinformation to your health professional. Simply write down what you do know, and try to keep the best records you can for your children.

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