Unit 20 In the Hospital
Thank you doctor, good-bye.
Asking about illness
What can I do for you?
What's the trouble?
What's up with you?
Do you have any appetite?
How's your appetite lately?
Have you vomited?
Do you feel tired?
What did you vomit,food or blood?
Have you been coughing and sneezing?
Are you allergic to penicillin?
Do you remember how many times did you go to the toilet?
What's your stool like?
Are your bowels acting properly?
What kind of pain do you feel?
Where is your pain?
Is the cut still painful?
Do you feel pain after meals?
How was your leg hurt?
Have you lost weight recently?
Have you got any chronic disease before?
Do you feel short of breath?
I've got this pain in my ear,a sore throat and keep losing my voice.
I've had a bad cough and my chest aches.
I have got a headache and I feel chilly.
I have a stomachache.
I'm aching all over.
I feel like vomiting.
I'm suffering from insomnia.
About the time when it started
When did it start?
How long have you been like this?
When did the pain start?
When did it happen?
When did you begin feeling unwell?
Examining and advising
Let me take your blood pressure.
I'll take your blood count first.
Please go and take a stool test.
I'll just give you a prescription.
Take one of these pills three times a day after meals.
Drink this mixture four times a day,one measure each time.
You must have this medicine two times a day.
I have a terrible toothache.
Which tooth is it?
(Pointing)This one here.
Ah,yes.There's big cavity.
Can you fill it?
I'm afraid not.The tooth is too far gone.It'll have to be taken out.
Then I might as well have it out now.
You'd better wait.The gums are swollen.
Take the medicine I prescribe and come back in three days.
What's the matter.Bob?
I think it's my ankle.
One of my snowshoes got caught on a rock.
Can you stand?
I don't think so.It's kind of sore.
We'll have to get you to a hospital for an X-ray.
Is that really necessary?
It may be worse than it seems.
How's it feel?
About the same.
Someone will be out to take a look any minute now.
Should we be here,Alice?I don't think it's that serious.
Of course!It's the sort of thing a hospital emergency ward is for.
Will we have to wait much longer?
I hope not.It isn't that busy.
What seems to be the trouble,Mr.Brown?
I'm in pretty bad shape,Dr.Ford.
Oh, in what way?
No appetite,always on edge,and I can't sleep well.
Did you lose any weight?
Yes,I have lost quite a few pounds since last month.
When was the last time you had a check-up?
About two month ago.
Let me take your blood pressure.You look anemic.
Well,Mr.Brown,I'm happy to say it's nothing serious.
You're just a little run-down from overwork.
What am I supposed to do?
I think all you need is just a vacation.
Try to get outdoors more and be sure to get more rest.
Thank you.doctor.I'll do as you say.
What's wrong with you?You look pale.
I'm not sure,I feel hot and cold.
When did the trouble start?
I was sick most of the night.
It sounds like you are coming down with the flu.
Let me take your temperature.
Have I got a high fever?
Yes,thirty-eight point seven.Do you have a headache,chest or throat pain?
Now,let me have a look at you.I'd like to listen to your chest.
Now breathe in,a deep breath,that's it Cough,now again.
I want to examine your throat,too.
Yes,it does look a bit sore.
Let's take an X-ray of your chest and give you a few tests.
The tests showed nothing wrong.A slight viral infection.
What shall I do today?
I'm giving you some antibiotics and aspirins.
Take an aspirin when you've got a fever,
and take one antibiotic capsule every four hours,
and go home and rest in bed for two days.
Drink plenty of water,then you'll feel better.
Here's the prescription.