What to say at the doctor?
Going to Doctor
I think you should see a doctor.
You look very pale. Shall I call the ambulance?
I'm ill. I don't feel well. I need a doctor. I must see a doctor.
Doctor Bulb's surgery hours are from 9 to 12 every morning.
Where do I find the GP's office? (general practitioner – a doctor who is trained in general medicine working in the local community)
What are the consulting hours of the ENT (ear, nose and throat) specialist?
Do I have to make an appointment?
Doctor's Questions and Answers to Patient
What's the matter? Where's the pain? What do you complain of?
Have you taken your temperature?
For how long have you been feeling ill?
Take your clothes off. I’ll examine you. Let me take your pulse, please.
I’ll measure your blood pressure.
Your blood pressure is rather high. Your blood pressure is too low.
Let me sound your back. Take a deep breath. I'll check your lungs.
Can I have a look? Where does it hurt?
Does it hurt here? Breath out slowly.
Show me your tongue. Poke out your tongue.
Have you got any other symptoms?
What infectious diseases have you had?
What have you eaten/drunk?
Have you been injured?
Don't worry. There's no serious problem.
I don't think it's too serious.
You've got to be vaccinated against tetanus.
You must stay in bed and take this medicine three times a day, after meals.
I'll dress the wound and put a plaster on your arm.
You must follow a diet, you need to rest and you shouldn't worry.
Your test results have come in. The blood test came back negative.
The biopsy shows a tumour.
You should consult a specialist.
We'll know more in a few days.
It would be better if you went to hospital.
I think you'll have to stay in hospital for a week.
Hopefully, there won't be any complications.
I don't think you need chemotherapy.
I'll give you a prescription. Take this medicine three times a day / after meals / an hour before lunch.
You'll soon be well again.
Come back next week if you don't feel better.
I've got a high temperature.
I feel really rough. I'm shattered/exhausted.
Could you check my blood pressure? I've got high blood pressure.
There's a sharp pain here. I've got a pain in my limbs.
I feel dizzy. I've got a kidney problem. I've lost weight.
I always feel bad after meals. I've got a stomach ache.
I've got a splitting headache. I often have nosebleeds.
I have diarrhoea. I've lost my appetite.
I've got circulation problems. I sweat all night.
My ears are buzzing. I've got an upset stomach.
I've sprained my wrist/ankle. My hand/foot is badly swollen.
I think I've pulled a muscle in my leg/arm.
I've had scarlet fever, mumps, the measles.
Is it something serious? Is this a common problem at my age?
When will the tests results come in? Are you going to run more tests?
Do I have to be operated on? Will I need surgery?
How long do I have to stay in hospital?
I hope there won't be any complications.
Could you prescribe some medicine for me?
How often should I take this medicine?
Shall I come back next week if I don't get better?
At the dentist's
I've got a pain in my back teeth and my gum is bleeding.
I've lost a filling. My denture's broken.
Does the tooth have to be extracted or can you replace the filling?
At the chemist's
Would you make up this prescription for me?
Shake well before use. Not to be taken orally.
Can I get a packet of vitamin tablets?