What about family history?
It’s important to note that no information is too much information, according to Dr. Johnson. Tell your doctor everything you know about your family’s medical history. The worst that can happen if you give TMI is you provide info she doesn’t need. But if you withhold information the effects can be much more severe, so gather knowledge from your relatives if you can. She specifically mentions noting any cancers that have occurred in your family – not just in the women in your family but also the men. It’s also important to report to your doctor if blood clots run in your family.