Describe Symptoms

Doctor visits can be intimidating for many international students; especially when it comes time to describe the symptoms they are expressing or filing their claims.  Don’t worry… we’ve got you covered!  We have prepared simple Q&A guide to help you accurately describe your symptoms to your doctor/physician.  Doctors’ visits don’t always have to be intimidating!
Are you experiencing a cold?
是不是感冒了?
I have a sore throat and a running nose. My eyes feel itchy, and I've also been experiencing dizziness.
我嗓子痛, 流鼻涕,还有头晕。我的眼睛还发痒。
Have been sneezing or coughing a lot?
经常打喷嚏咳嗽吗?
Yes, I have a hoarse cough and at times, have lost my voice. I have also been coughing up Phlegm/mucus.
我有时声音嘶哑、发不出声音,嗓子有痰的感觉。
Any stuffy nose or fever?
鼻子堵塞? 发烧?
Last time I checked; I had a 103 degrees fever.
上次量体温,我发烧到103华氏度。
I am currently experiencing aching bones and joints.
骨头、关节痛。
Are you only experiencing pain in your hands and feet or throughout your entire body?
是手脚酸痛还是全身都酸痛?
I have pain, redness, and swelling in my right foot. The pain gets worse after I exercise.
主要右脚酸痛,并有红肿。激烈运动后腿就痛。
Are you experiencing any other kinds of pain associated with this?
附加头疼部位?
Yes, my back and shoulders hurt as well.
后背和肩膀都痛。
Okay, looks like you have a swollen ankle and a wart-like lump on the bottom of right foot. It's recommended that you should have an x-ray as soon as possible.
你的足踝肿胀,右脚底有个肉疣般的硬块。我建议你做X光拍片检查。
How do you feel?
哪里不太舒服?
My face and eyes feel itchy.
我的脸和眼睛都感觉痒痒的。
Are you allergic to anything?
你有对什么过敏的吗?
I used to have hives/ skin rashes.
我曾经得过荨麻疹/皮疹。
You should first avoid scratching itches.
第一谨记要避免抓痒。
I have been feeling sick recently in the flu season, should I take another flue shot?
最近流感盛行,我感觉不太舒服,我需要打流感疫苗吗?
Do you have any Proof of Immunization Compliance?
你有疫苗接种记录吗?
Yes, I had received the MMR shots and the Varicella shots.
我有打过麻疹、腮腺炎、风疹和水痘疫苗。
Ok, Flu shots can be received once or twice a year.
流感疫苗一年可以打1或2针。
I will think about it. Any other vaccines I should consider?
还有其他需要补打的疫苗吗?
According to your record, you should possibly take one more shot of DTaP.
你应该补打一针白喉、破伤风、百日咳疫苗。
How is your sleep quality?
你的睡眠质量怎么样?
I have occasional nightmares.
做噩梦。
Do you feel sleepy at night, or is it hard for you to concentrate in daytime?
晚上入睡困难? 白天精神不集中?
I will easily wake up during the middle of the night or in the early morning, then I can’t fall asleep.
晚间或清早醒来后我就很难入睡了。
I feel like I’m having tight chest and it makes me suffocating.
胸部觉得闷闷的,好像透不过气。
Do you exercise a lot these days? So you feel difficulty breathing?
这几天你有运动量过大吗? 上气不接下气?
It’s just when I breath, it is more like wheezing.
呼吸时有唿哧唿哧的响声。
I suggest that you need an aerosol therapy now.
我建议你可以做一个雾化疗法。
My belly feels a little too full and I always feel pain after meal.
我的肚子胀胀的, 餐后经常肚子有阵痛。
Where does it hurt? Upper, lower, left or right abdomen?
肚子哪里痛呢?上部、下部、还是左右?
I am not so sure, but I did fart a lot these days. I haven’t pooped in a while and I guess I may have constipation.
我不太确定,但我放屁比平常多,还便秘了好几天。
Have you noticed any bleeding when you have diarrhea?
拉肚子的时候发现大便有血吗?
I have been feeling some pain when I poop and I saw blood after wiping.
大便时很痛, 肛门出血。
These days I sweat a lot and feel extremely tired.
这几天我感觉出汗很多和非常疲倦。
Have you experienced high blood pressure before?
你之前有得过高血压吗?
Sometimes I feel dizzy and have tight chest when I bend over or lie down. These days I am always thirsty and urinate so often.
弯腰或躺下时,胸部闷, 常常感到非常容易口渴和小便频繁。
Any double vision or bulging eyes?
视线重影, 眼睛觉得有点肿胀?
No, just some ear pain and buzzing.
只是耳朵有点痛,耳朵常有嗡嗡声。