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How should I prepare for an appointment to diagnose pleurisy?

One of the best ways to prepare for your appointment is to take some notes. Write down your pleurisy symptoms in detail, including location and length. Significant information that your doctor might want to know includes medical history, medications and supplements you take, family illnesses, recent travel, life changes, work history, and exposure to toxins, so think about and write this information down. Come up with questions you want to ask your doctor, and write them down so you don't forget them during the appointment. Bringing a loved one along may be helpful, not only for emotional support, but also to help you get to your appointment if you need assistance and to help you take in all the information that your doctor may provide during your meeting. When you call to make your appointment, ask if there are any special ways you should prepare.

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