Preparing For Your Appointment
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Reference Making the Most of Your Appointment.
Questions to prepare for your appointment
You can help your doctor diagnose and treat your condition by being prepared to answer the following questions:
- What are your main symptoms? How long have you had your symptoms?
- How and when did the puncture wound occur? Have you had any injuries in the past to the same area? Do you have any continuing problems because of the previous injury?
- What object caused the puncture wound? Was there or is there an object in the puncture wound? Was the object removed in one piece? Did the injury occur under high pressure?
- What home treatment measures have you tried? Did they help?
- What nonprescription medicines have you tried? Did they help?
- What prescription and nonprescription medicine do you take?
- Were drugs or alcohol involved in your injury?
- When was your last Reference tetanus shot?
- Do you have any Reference health risks?
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference June 6, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Reference H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine