Preparing for your appointment

By Mayo Clinic Staff

You might first bring your concerns to the attention of your family doctor, but he or she may refer you to a doctor who specializes in genetic diseases.

What you can do

Before your appointment, you may want to write a list of answers to the following questions:

  • What types of symptoms are you experiencing?
  • Have your parents, grandparents or siblings had similar symptoms?
  • Has any blood relative died of a ruptured blood vessel or organ?
  • What medications and supplements do you take regularly?

What to expect from your doctor

Your doctor may ask some of the following questions:

  • Are any of your joints overly flexible?
  • Is your skin extra stretchy?
  • Does your skin heal poorly after injuries?
Sep. 20, 2012