With time and experience, we know our our bodies by heart and we know exactly when something goes wrong even when sometimes doctors cannot find what it is in early stages. What we need is support, for our doctors to believe us and when we have new symptoms to explain to us where it comes from and how to ease our pain, that we are heard and that we matter.
Doctors are used to see a lot of patients and all patients are different, so they don't make a difference, they act with us all the same way, they don't get afraid or get involved, they don't get attached and sometimes it even feels like we are just a case, "a patient", nothing more and it is very important for me as "a patient" to feel like a person, like my pain means something and that everything that needs to be done for helping me will be done. Here is how to speak to your doctor in 5 steps.
Nobody knows what you feel better than you, so before your appointment, try to write down or just remember exactly where your pain is, what you feel and where you feel it and tell your doctor.
Sometimes, when your are used to pain your pain scale isn't the same as your doctor's so try to explain exactly how much pain you feel
Listen to your doctor, but also give them your opinion, you and only you know what works for you.
Ask as much questions as you want, it is your right to know what is happeing inside your own body.
Finally, if you are not satisfied or don't feel comfortable with your doctor, first tell them maybe they will make more efforts or just ask for a change, the aim of going to the doctor is to feel better nor worse..physically and emotionally.