Horaire et mode de début / Time and mod of onset
When did the pain start ? At what time ? At what date ?
Did the pain begin little by little ? Suddenly ?
Is the interval between the meal and the pain always the same ?
Straight after the meal ? An hour after ?
Intensité / Severity
Does the pain prevent you from carrying out your activities ?
Does it force you to go to bed ?
Did you have to call the doctor beacause of the pain ?
Did you have to take painkillers (antalgiques) ?
Does the pain wake you up at night ? Does it prevent you from sleeping ?
Does it force you to lie still (rester coucher) ?
Does it force you to roll around seeking a comfortable position ?
Type / Nature
Is it just a mild (léger) discomfort ?
Is it a nagging pain (douleur récurrente) ?
Do you feel a burning sensation ?
Is it a stabbing pain (douleur aigüe) ? Is it throbbing (palpitations) ? Is it constricting ?
Do you have a bursting feeling ?
Is it a colic ? (a pain that comes and goes, and migrate)
Do you feel a gripping sensation (douleur étouffante) ?
Evolution / Progression of the pain
Does it begin at its maximum intensity and remain (reste) at this level until it disappears (jusqu'à ce que cela disparaisse) ?
Does it increase steadily (régulièrement) ?
If it began at its peak (son maximum) does it decline slowly ?
Does it fluctuate ? (it comes and goes and starts again)
Cessation / The end of the pain
Did the pain end spontaneously ?
Or as the result of some action: by yourself ? by your doctor ?
Did the pain cease (cesse) ? Suddenly ?