To find online medical information to match your symptoms, go to any medical website that offers a diagnostic tool called a symptom checker. Three sites are WebMd.com, MayoClinic.org and HealthLine.com. Although symptom checkers are helpful, they should not be used in lieu of emergency medical treatment or professional advice.
To use the WebMd system checker, enter personal information, such as the person's gender, age and ZIP code. Then, click the Submit button. From there, either enter a symptom into the search box or click on the graphic of the man or woman to draw up a list of symptoms occurring in a specific part of the human body.
When using the Mayo Clinic symptom checker, click on one of the items matching a symptom, select additional symptoms on the following page, and then press the button marked Find Causes. To use the HealthLine symptom checker, either enter symptoms into a search box or click on Give Me Symptoms to Choose From. This returns a list of possible conditions.