The Medicine.com symptom checker will show a list of possible conditions related to your symptoms but it is important to understand this not an actual diagnosis.
- Begin by entering symptoms that best describe your current condition. The more symptoms you enter the more accurate the results will be.
- Symptoms can be entered in your own words or chosen from the list of matching suggestions; select the most appropriate.
- If no suggestions appear, double-check your spelling or use different words to describe your symptoms.
- See an example for a 35 year old man from the US who is currently experiencing headache, a fever and a sore throat.
- Use medical language as much as possible when entering symptoms. For example, "abdominal pain" is better than "belly hurts".
- Start with entering the area of the body affected, then the symptom. For example "abdominal pain" instead of "pain in abdomen".
- Use text, not numbers. For example, enter "high blood pressure" instead of "BP 150/90".
- Enter only abnormal test results, for example "low iron". Do not enter tests that you have been told are normal.
- If you have recently travelled abroad, you may be affected by a disease more common in that region. In this case, select the country where you were travelling.
|Urgent||Conditions marked with the "urgent" tag are considered to be serious and acute; they need to be treated quickly in an Emergency Department.|
|Common||Conditions marked with the "common" tag are considered to be commonplace (in your country); they affect more than 50 people per 100,000. Conversely, rare conditions are those affecting fewer than 50 per 100,000 people.|