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At the Doctor's office-Vocabulary List

At the Doctor's office-Vocabulary List

At the Doctor’s office

Sarah:  Hello Doctor, I need your Help!
Doctor: Hello Sarah, What seems to be the problem?
Sarah: Well, I have a bad cough and sore throat. I also have a backache.
Doctor: How long have you had these symptoms?
Sarah: About two days now.
Doctor:  Have you taken your temperature?
Sarah: I’ve got a high temperature.
Doctor: Have you got any other symptoms?
Sarah: No.
Doctor: Hmm. It sounds like you’ve got the flu. Take aspirin every four hours and get plenty of rest. Make sure you drink lots of fluids. Call me if you’re still sick next week.
Sarah: I’ll do, thanks.
Doctor's Dialogues and Vocabulary List
common illnesses

The most important words you will ever need at the doctor's office:

-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.
-Do I have to make an appointment?
-What’s the matter? Where’s the pain? What do you complain of?
- Have you taken your temperature?
-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.
 _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.
– You’ve got to be vaccinated against tetanus.
– You must stay in bed and take this medicine three times a day, after meals.– You must follow a diet, you need to rest and you shouldn’t worry..
– 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’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’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 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?

continuous pain; feel a continuous pain
 I have a terrible headache / backache / stomach-ache.
medicine that kills bacteria and cures infections
a blue, brown or purple mark on the skin after somebody has fallen
illness affecting the nose and/or throat, making you cough and/or sneeze
make somebody or something healthy again after an illness; make an illness go away
medicine or medical treatment that cures an illness; the act of curing or the process of being cured
a wound caused by something sharp
Chemist’s (shop)
a shop where medicine is sold
serious illness, often caused by infection
define what an illness or the cause of a problem is
medical description of an illness or condition
a medical condition in which someone has a temperature that is higher than normal; a particular type of disease with high temperature
a very bad cold, an infectious disease with fever, pains and weakness.
become healthy again; make something/somebody healthy again, make somebody feel happy again
– This ointment will help to heal your scratches.
suffering from an illness or disease; not feeling well; sick
the state of being physically or mentally ill
harm done to the body, for example in an accident
harm somebody or yourself physically, especially in an accident, receive/suffer an injury
illness caused by bacteria or a virus; the act or process of causing or getting a disease
a condition when a part of the body becomes red, sore and swollen because of infection or injury
feeling in your body when you have been hurt or when you are ill/sick
physically or mentally ill; wanting to vomit
painful (and often red) because of infection or because a muscle has been used too much
give medical care or attention to somebody or something; deal with something or somebody
(the way or process of) curing an illness or injury or making somebody look and feel good; the way of dealing with something or somebody
an injury to part of the body, especially one in which a hole is made in the skin
Rub your skin with your nails, usually because it’s itching; a mark or a small cut or injury made by scratching
a change in your body or mind that shows that you are not healthy
the measurement of how hot your body is.
discharge stomach contents through the mouth
a substance that you drink or swallow so as to cure an illness
Pain killer:
kind of medicine that takes away some or all of the discomfort of an illness or injury.
a person staying in a hospital or medical facility
A place where a doctor or dentist sees patients; medical treatment of injuries or diseases involving cutting open somebody’s body.
cutting open a part of somebody’s body in order to remove or cure a part.
Operate on somebody (for something)
cut open a part of somebody’s body in order to remove or cure a part.
Operating theatre
a room in a hospital used for medical operations
an official piece of paper filled out by a doctor with which you can get medicine from a chemist’s shop

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