What should your medical check-up checklist contain?

Checklist for Medical Check-up!

The very fact that you have booked a comprehensive health check warrants a heartfelt appreciation. It proves that you care about your health and are trying to preserve it. We all know why preventive tests are important. There are many blog posts on this and you may have already read them.And of course, there are a few things you need to do before you head out for the test. It is no exaggeration to say that this medical check-up checklist is as important as the lab tests. Because they will have a bearing on the accuracy of what is to come.

Things to be covered in your medical check-up checklist

1. Go over your family history

There are many health conditions that tend to run in the family. Some common examples are-

  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Osteoporosis
  • Heart diseases
  • Cancer
  • Sickle cell anaemia

Your doctor will ask you if there are any hereditary diseases in your family. This is an important question that you should answer truthfully to the best of your ability because if someone you are related to by blood has a genetic disease, you could have it too.Based on your answer, your doctor will decide if you need a particular screening to detect that illness.

Did you opt for all the tests that were recommended by your doctor in your earlier health check-up? Keep the results of all the tests to hand before you go to your doctor. If it is time for a fresh round of vaccines or follow-up tests, then get them done on time.

3. Do you have questions that you would like to ask your doctor?

Often enough we shy away from opening up to our doctor regarding our fears, concerns and our own opinion regarding our health. But it is vital that you convey them to your doctor. Your doctor might not be able to provide you with flawless healthcare services unless you are perfectly transparent.Here are a few questions you need to ask-

  • Why does this particular part of my anatomy hurt?
  • Where did this change come from?
  • Will I react to this medicine?
  • Why do I feel hungry/full?
  • What is this discolouration on my skin?
  • Why am I exhausted?
  • Why do I feel depressed/anxious?

Anything that feels out of the ordinary, be it in/on your body or a psychological change, talk to your doctor about it.Include your list of questions in your medical check-up checklist before you go to the doctor so that you don’t miss anything important.

4. Do you expect a change in your future?

If a change is coming your way, be sure to let your doctor know. Are you moving to a new city or country? Are you planning to conceive? Trying to lose weight? Are you about to undergo a special treatment? Have you signed up for a hazardous job? All of this might have an impact on your health and your doctor should be made aware of it.


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