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The doctor will ask you many questions about the pain, such as where it is located, how long it has been there, and how you've tried to make it better. The doctor will also ask about your personal habits, especially smoking, including the use of tobacco and street drugs such as marijuana and cocaine. Do not hide any information from the doctor. Anything you say will be just between the two of you, and you won't get in trouble with the law.
The doctor will perform a complete physical examination and may do a number of tests to exclude other conditions.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/9/2014
Christopher P Holstege, MD
Nathan P Charlton, MD
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