When attending any doctor’s visit, it’s best to be as prepared as possible. Even the most organized planner can forget questions while in the heat-seat. Start by making yourself a list of concerns and questions. Keep this list in your purse and add to it as they arise. Also, gather as much medical information as you can, especially:
Menstrual History (as detailed as possible):
chats, dates, complications, how long/heavily you bleed, etc.
Past Medical History:
be very through listing all procedures, allergies, medical procedures, medications you’ve taken, etc.
Current medical history:
this includes all current medications, supplements, vitamins you are currently taking
Family Medical History:
bring in all medical history to allow the doctor a full picture, however, providing through medical history of the women in your family is ideal. This will help provide you with a prediction of how your menopause experience will be.
Gage Intake of:
alcohol consumption, amount of cigarettes smoked, caffeine consumption, exercise, etc.
how many partners have you had, have you tested positive for any sexually transmitted disease, have you been pregnant/miscarried, have you had an abortion?
List all other problems you have.
When if doubt about what is important to bring, and should be left at home, bring it all! Organize all your documents to make your doctors job easier.