This Symptom Checker allows you to choose a variety of factors, to help guide consideration of some potential medical conditions related to your symptom. This tool does not incorporate all the personal, health and demographic factors related to you, individually, that would allow a diagnosis or treatment to be suggested.

The best way to determine the cause of your symptom, and what to do, is to visit your healthcare provider. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider before starting any new treatment or discontinuing an existing treatment. Talk with your healthcare provider about any questions you may have regarding a symptom or medical condition. Nothing in these pages may be used for medical diagnosis or treatment.

Not a Substitute: The information and materials in these pages are not a substitute for the personalized care and knowledge that your physician can provide to you. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. It is not a diagnostic tool, and is provided for educational purposes only. You assume full responsibility for how you choose to use this information.

Supplement: The information and materials presented here in this website are meant to supplement information that you obtain from your physician. Any discrepancy between the information presented in this website and any statement by your physician should be resolved in favor of your physician. He or she has the benefit of knowing your individual medical situation.

Limitations: You should recognize that the information and materials presented in this website have the following limitations, in comparison to being examined by your own physician:

  • You can have a conversation with your doctor.
  • Your doctor can perform a physical examination and any necessary tests.
  • You could have an underlying medical problem that requires a physician to detect.
  • If you're taking medications, they could influence how you experience various symptoms.

If you think that you are having a medical emergency, call 911 or whatever the number is for the local emergency ambulance service right away. When in doubt, call your doctor or go to the closest emergency department.

By using this website, you accept the information provided herein “AS IS." Neither Nicklaus Children's, nor the providers of the information contained in this website, will have any liability to you arising out of your use of the information contained in this website, nor make any express or implied warranty regarding the accuracy, content, completeness, reliability, or efficacy of the information contained within this website.