你不問,醫生不會告訴你的5件事

頭痛、皮膚發癢、嘴破都是藥物治療常見的副作用,當然還可能有更嚴重的副作用。審慎詢問你的醫生,在治療開始前心底有個底。

4. Should I get a second opinion?

你不問,醫生不會告訴你的5件事
A doctor's (C) insights into your symptoms and causes may be very different from another one's. Seeking a second opinion is kind of offensive to your doctors' expertise, but it's your health after all. Asking your doctor who else you could consult would be a good idea. Especially if you're considering surgery or side-effect-heavy drugs.
不同醫生對於症狀、病因的診斷可能大相逕庭,徵詢其他醫生見解,或許有些冒犯醫師專業,但你的健康才是最重要的,尤其當你正在考慮重大手術或將服用有強烈副作用的藥物,直接問醫生你還可以向誰徵詢意見會是個好主意。

5. Is there anything I should know but I haven't asked yet?

你不問,醫生不會告訴你的5件事
It happens all the time where physicians and patients see different things in a different order of importance. Doctors are just normal human being like us. They have the best intent, but they may overlook a patient's greatest need, so try reminding them.
醫生覺得沒什麼的事,病人可能覺得非常重要。畢竟醫生也是普通人,儘管用意良善,仍可能不小心忽略病患的真實需求,此時發問就是很好的提醒方式。

口語字彙

1. Sort sth/sb out 理出頭緒、解決
Sort是分類,sort something out 就是把事情整理好,衍伸為理出頭緒的意思,是英文口語常見的說法。

We had a very productive meeting. I felt we sorted out a lot of problems.