Other than sightseeing and shopping, people may go on a medical trip to get overseas’ treatment too. Therefore, it is crucial for you to communicate well with the doctors there. And if you are sick when traveling, you need to express the sickness in English as well. So, why don’t we check out the common phrases together!?

  1. Possible phrases that a doctor may say
  • We’ll need to run the blood test before making a diagnosis.
  • I’d like to keep you here overnight for observation.
  • Does it hurt when I press here?
  • Do you have any allergies?
  • How long have you been feeling this way?
  • The medicine may make you drowsy. Is it okay with you?
  • The common phrases for patients to describe the symptoms
  • I’ve got a headache starting from this morning.
  • I’ve got a temperature / fever for two days.
  • I’m feeling nauseous.
  • What are my options for treatment?
  • Am I going to need operation?
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If the doctor is positive about your recovery or delivering good news, you may reply ‘that’s a relief’, showing your gratefulness for the treatment or body-checking!