Key questions

• How long has the problem been apparent to you?

• Do you remember any bumps or falls that might have caused the bruising?

• What sort of injuries cause you to bruise easily?

• Have you noticed bleeding from other areas such as your nose or gums?

• Has anyone in your family had a history of bruising or bleeding?

• What is your general health like?

• Do you have any tiredness, weight loss, fever or night sweats?

• Did you notice a viral illness or sore throat beforehand?

• How much alcohol do you drink?

• What happened in the past when you had a tooth extracted?

• Do you get widespread itchiness of your skin?

• Have you ever had painful swelling in your joints?

Medication record

It is mandatory to obtain a complete drug history. Examples of drugs and their responses are:

• vascular purpura o prednisolone

• thrombocytopenia o chloramphenicol o cytotoxic drugs o gold o heparin o phenylbutazone o sulphonamides o quinine, quinidine o thiazide diuretics

• functional platelet abnormalities o aspirin o NSAIDs

• coagulation factor deficiency o warfarin

Back Pain Relief

Back Pain Relief

This informational eBook will present you with the most recent research and findings available so that you can learn more about Back Pain relief, covering as many bases as possible from A to Z.

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment