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Who will ask for my anamnesis?

Your doctor will want to know about your anamnesis when attempting to make a diagnosis or prescribe a preventative measure. Generally, doctors ask questions about your and your family's medical history during appointments. Your family members might also ask to see your anamnesis. Although it is important to respect your relatives' privacy wishes, it is similarly important to share your family medical history with relatives who may be affected by it. Discuss these issues with your relatives while you are creating your family medical history report.

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Why should I care about my anamnesis?
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