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Old 08-29-2011, 10:22 AM   #1
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What to Know About Parent's Medical History

I've heard that being an informed patient can help prevent hospital or pharmaceutical error, and so I'd like to know more about the health care of my 50 year old parents, but I don't know what questions to ask.

Off hand I know they are both diabetic. My father has eczema and received a stint a year ago. My mother had heart surgery a year back, has a history of bipolar disorder, and will be getting a hysterectomy soon. They are both on a prodigious amount of medication.

What should I know about their medication, medical history, family history, or about other areas? What information should I have with me when one of my parents goes in for a medical procedure, such as my mom's upcoming hysterectomy?

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Re: What to Know About Parent's Medical History

Unless you have their medical POA I'm not sure that this information is something you should have - beyond knowing their general history for how it might impact you from a hereditary point of view. At age 50 I would say they are quite capable of handling each others needs. And the hospital won't let you bring in drugs so those should be left at home unless speficically instructed to do otherwise! it is general practice to have a physical before any surgery so am sure the surgeon and the hospital should be up to- date with her information.

 
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