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Symptom Checker For Dogs
I went to an online symptom checker. It said I might have bird flu. What do doctors say are the most common symptoms?
Fever, chills, cough: The symptoms for influenza are fairly nonspecific - fever, chills, muscle aches and cough to start... And can include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, etc. If you are concerned and sick enough, go to your physician and get checked. If you are very ill, go to an ED and tell them what is going on; but either have an ambulance take you or a friend take you. Driving sick is worse than driving drunk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I went to an online symptom checker. It said I might have hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. What do doctors say are the most common symptoms?
Really?: That's a tricky diagnosis for any entity that has not seen or examined you. The symptoms of hocm are quite common (breathlessness, chest discomfort, palpitations) as are the signs. If hocm is even a remote possibility, you best be seen by a cardiologist to confirm (or more likely, deny) the diagnosis by physical examination and an echocardiogram with/without physiologic maneuvers (he'll know!). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been diagnosed with a chest infection, however the symptoms on a medical website symptom checker suggest pneumonia. Can you help with please?
Do I have inhalation anthrax? I was on webmd symptom checker it says I have it I have a scratchy throat mild fever of99.5 & slight shortness of breath
Coloboma?: You might be referring to coloboma, which is a subtle physical sign often detected in the iris of the eye. During prenatal development, failure of the choroid fissure to close can lead to the iris, retina, optic disc to have a gap. Glasses may correct the problem, but visual problems are irreversible. ...Read more
Complete Examination: ADHD/ADD is common, and many people who think they have it will benefit from treatment. However, interestingly, more than 1/2 of adults with ADHD will have a 2nd mental health issue. So if you think you have ADHD, find a trained, experienced provider and expect a thorough, comprehensive evaluation to check for this and other possible causes of your problems, including other medical problems. ...Read more
Hemmorhoids: Many people present with piles and this can actually be the issue or one of many other problems that your doctor can help There are dietary, behavioral, hygiene modifications as well as procedures that can help these common problems.Both constipation and diarrhea can lead to this condition as well It is best if you consult with a general or colorectal surgeon to help with ruling out other causes ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer