People can find medical help online by visiting expert health organizations such as WebMD, Healthline and Mayo Clinic. These institutions help individuals determine the possible disorders or diseases related to their symptoms and to explore which treatment options are right for them.
WebMD offers a symptom checker page that asks individuals to give their ages and genders before revealing a tool for choosing the afflicted body part, according to WebMD. Those who are unsure about which body part is being affected can choose a general symptom from a given list.
Healthline features a list of available symptoms from which users can choose, as well as a text box for them to write in the symptoms they're currently feeling, notes Healthline. A separate list of the most commonly experienced symptoms is available as well. After submitting their symptoms, users receive information about how health care professionals diagnose related conditions and what treatment options are recommended for them.
The symptom checker feature on Mayo Clinic's website lists several common symptoms experienced by children and adults, according to Mayo Clinic. Once users choose a main symptom, the website asks them to choose related factors, such as what triggered the symptoms and other accompanying signs. Users are also prompted to seek professional help if they spot specific signs and symptoms.