Check Your Skin Condition Symptoms

If you believe you may be living with hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), speaking with your GP to get more information about your condition is an important first step in managing your condition. Though you may have a regular medical provider, because HS is not a widely known disease, the first step is to speak to your GP who may refer you to a dermatologist for an accurate diagnosis and to answer any questions you may have.

To make a discussion with your doctor as informative and effective as possible, answer as many of the following questions as you can, then create a custom report to share with your doctor. Your responses will not be recorded or saved by this website and are for your records only.

Learn to speak confidently about Hidradenitis Suppurativa

  • Developed by Prof. Dr Gregor Jemec.1
  • Understand your HS symptoms.
  • Learn to speak confidently to your doctor.

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1 Select the areas where tender bumps and boils occur:
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REMEMBER: this is only a guide for you to make an active conversation with your doctor. You should feel comfortable asking your doctor any questions you may have and providing as much information as possible to help ensure an accurate diagnosis.

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2 In these areas, have you experienced bumps or boils during the last six months?
3 Have you experienced three or more episodes during this time?
4 Have your symptoms been constant or have they gone away and returned?
5 If your symptoms have been recurrent, how long do the periods between flares typically last?
6 If your bumps or boils heal, is there scarring?

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Using the silhouettes, please select any areas where you have noticed any scarring.

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REMEMBER: this is only a guide for you to make an active conversation with your doctor. You should feel comfortable asking your doctor any questions you may have and providing as much information as possible to help ensure an accurate diagnosis.

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7 How old are you?
8 Are you male or female?
10 Over time, have the symptoms changed?
11 Do you know anyone in your family that has lived with HS?
12 Have you spoken with a dermatologist or other medical professional about HS?

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REFERENCES:

  1. Esmann S, Dufour DN, Jemec GBE. Questionnaire-based diagnosis of hidradenitis suppurativa: specificity, sensitivity and positive predictive value of specific diagnostic questions. Br J Dermatol 2010;163:102–106.