Medical matters

Vocabulary, body parts

Patient Symptoms 

  • 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?