have a few other idioms related to medical issues:
bring (someone) around
- to restore someone to health or consciousness, to cure
The medical workers were able to bring the man around after
catch a cold
- to get a cold
I caught a bad cold last week and had to miss three weeks of
- an examination of a patient by a doctor
I went to have my annual check-up last week.
- to make someone bleed, to get blood from someone
The doctor decided to draw blood from the patient to check
his blood sugar level.
go under the knife
- to be operated on in surgery
The woman went under the knife at the hospital last evening.
To be continued…