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This page provides links to medical resources that deal
with diagnosis and symptoms. This is a particularly
sensitive topic. Automated symptom or diagnostic
systems are not foolproof. Be wary of using any online
diagnostic tool especially if you believe you may be
suffering from a serious medical condition. If you do
use a Web-based tool, share your results with a qualified
medical professional before making any decisions about your
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that you found their group through Medconsumer.info.
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starting point for searching the Web for medical
information. This forum exists for you to discuss, ask
questions, and answer questions about any aspect of
health, healthcare industry, and any aspect of being a
patient. Please take whatever advice you receive through
this forum to your doctor before changing or initiating
any medically-related behavior." Yahoo! group.
Web-based Diagnostic Tools
Check your Symptoms from WebMD. "Need
information as you determine what to do about your
symptoms? Get help figuring them out by answering a series
of questions. To get started, click on male or female,
regardless of age, then the part of the body that is
Medical Symptoms Diagnosis from Cancer Information &
Medical Symptoms Index from AllRefer.com Health.
"Comprehensive and reliable medical information on over
300 specific symptoms, such as abdominal pain, headaches,
or heart palpitations, to allow users to search topics by
what they are experiencing. Find your topic by using the
A-Z listing or the search function."
Symptoms & Signs A-Z List from Medicine.net.
"Find a symptom or sign of disease by using the A-Z list
(select a letter - over 70 symptoms & signs listed).
Alternatively, if you know the spelling of your medical
symptom, simply use the search function above. If you're
not sure of the spelling, type the first few letters,
followed by an asterisk(*).
It is very helpful to evaluate symptoms and signs in
diagnosing the causes of health problems and in monitoring
the status of diagnosed diseases. Moreover, assessment of
symptoms and signs is important during treatment with
medications in order to determine the effectiveness of
treatment and the development of side effects."