Anamnesis is a set of data about a patient's medical history. Its purpose is to be able to establish a diagnosis and the best treatment for the patient.
The data that are part of the anamnesis of a patient is usually the following:
- Identification data: name, surname, gender, etc.
- Reason for consultation.
- Personal history such as previous surgeries, illnesses....
- Family history.
- Physical examination.
However, the specialist may ask for other information that may be helpful in establishing the cause of the problem.