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Should You Diagnose Yourself Online? Here’s What Doctors Think

Online symptom checkers are the digital version of the DIY doctor. Plug in what’s ailing you — headache, stomach pains, weird skin rash — and you get a list of what’s (likely) causing the problem.

The key word is ‘likely.’ Depending on which version you use, that list could be spot on, or it could lead you astray — luring you into a false sense of reassurance that nothing is wrong, or sending you into a spiral of anxiety about a serious, and possibly even fatal, condition. None of that is new for web-based data searches. But because health information could literally mean the difference between life and death, does checking symptoms online even make sense for the patient?


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 Should You Diagnose Yourself Online? Here’s What Doctors Think

Online symptom checkers are the digital version of the DIY doctor. Plug in what’s ailing you — headache, stomach pains, weird skin rash — and you get a list of what’s (likely) causing the problem. The key word is ‘likely.’

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CrowdMed is revolutionizing healthcare by harnessing ‘the wisdom of crowds’ to help solve even the world’s most difficult medical cases quickly and accurately online. After 4 years of development and refinement, CrowdMed’s patented prediction market technology can suggest diagnoses to real-world medical cases that have stumped doctors for years.


The search engine for difficult medical cases.


The Isabel Symptom Checker is very different. For the first time, it gives you access to a highly sophisticated medical diagnosis tool that is much more powerful than previously available symptom checkers. Using the latest searching technologies, the system can take a pattern of symptoms in everyday language and instantly compute from our vast database of 6,000 diseases, the most likely ones. It is based on the same system that is relied on by doctors and nurses around the world to help with diagnosis and is acknowledged as the clear leader in its field


MedWorm is a medical RSS feed provided as well as a Search Engine built on data collected from RSS feeds - Mayank Trivedi


DDx is medical shorthand for differential diagnosis, and this is a podcast about how doctors think and learn on the job. It’s hosted by Dr. Raj Bhardwaj and is produced by Figure 1, the global knowledge-sharing platform for medicine.


Dr. Lisa Sanders recreates hard-to-solve medical case studies.


The Human Diagnosis Project (also referred to as "Human Dx" or "the Project") is a worldwide effort created with and led by the global medical community to build an online system that maps the best steps to help any patient. By combining collective intelligence with machine learning, Human Dx intends to enable more accurate, affordable, and accessible care for all.


MedHelp works with over 200 doctors and experts from the top medical institutions. MedHelp experts help millions of users each month by answering questions in Ask-an-Expert forums, participating in conversations with members in free live health chats, and sharing their knowledge and the latest news in blogs.


A disease calculator that uses hundreds of thousands of patient records to estimate probability of disease. You may have heard of Watson by IBM, which illustrates a trend of computing and predictive analytics in healthcare. We strive to empower people and medical professionals by placing the state-of-the-art in computer diagnosis at their fingertips.


Investigate your body’s specific signs and signals, and let us guide you toward the next practical steps.


SymptomMD and KidsDoc are mobile applications designed especially for these times. They are symptom checkers, available on iTunes and the Android Market, to help you determine how urgently you or a loved one should seek medical attention (if at all) and what steps can be taken in the meantime for symptom relief.

Your Free Online Medical Diagnosis & Symptoms Analysis Tool.

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Best Doctors provides access to the best medical minds in the world. You can be sure you’re getting the right diagnosis, the right treatment and the right care.

Use the Symptom Checker to help you understand your medical symptoms and make informed decisions about your health and wellness.


The main function of the software is to find matches between diseases and symptoms, and facilitate information about the appropriate drugs, treatments and healthcare centers worldwide. ESAGIL is a free tool that must be used exclusively for orientation purposes and under any circumstances it does not replace the opinion of the physicians. ESAGIL is a smart tool that is permanently updated and is intended to help people and healthcare professionals as a reminder tool. Therefore, it is open to different kind of contributions as simple advises, data (See Upload Data) and sponsorships.


Stephen Schueler, MD, is an emergency physician, teacher, and author. Although he designed the Symptom Checker to feel like a real emergency room intake interview, it is a computer program and not a live doctor. Its recommendations should not be used as a basis for delaying, or as a substitute for, evaluation and treatment by a physician.


Experiencing mysterious medical symptoms? Healthline's Symptom Search provides an easy, interactive way to quickly find and research your symptoms.

Hover over the portion of the body where your child is experiencing symptoms. Click on the section to display a list of symptoms and select the symptom from the list. For a complete list of symptoms, select from the A—Z listing tab.


What's causing your foot pain? Why does your child's throat hurt? And what should you do about it? Use this guide to discover the most common causes of the most common symptoms.


Welcome to the petMD Symptom Checker, where you can easily search from over 2,000 dog and cat health articles based on the symptoms your pet is experiencing.


Find your symptom or sign of disease by using the Symptom Checker. The WebMD Symptom Checker is designed to help you understand what your medical symptoms could mean, and provide you with the trusted information you can expect.

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