Welcome to medical symptoms site.
This website is an attempt to provide medical symptoms for various diseases and conditions like pregnancy, diabetes, flu, HIV, heart attack, herpes, depression, allergies as well as many other medical problems and diseases.
The list of symptoms given on this website are the generic ones. If you see some specific symptoms, that does not mean that you have that disease or problem. It just means that there is a possibility of the disease. You shoulg get your medical symptom diagnosed.
Medical symptoms for each diseases and medical problems
We have one section for medical symptoms for each disease or medical problem. To know more about any symptoms, just click on the disease name on the left hand side menu.
What are medical symptoms or signs?
Medical Symptom : It is a process which is experienced by everyone. Vomiting, anxiety, fatigue and lower back pain are some of the symptoms. Symptoms are the sensations which are understood only by the patient.
For example : 'Abdominal pain' is one of the symptoms.
Medical Sign : Opposite with the symptoms, sign is an objective evidence of the disease. It is seen by the nurse, patient, observers and doctor too.
For example : A 'bloody nose' is a sign.
A sign may be identified by a person other than the one who is affected. Sign of the disease is gross blood in the stool. Signs can be recognized by the doctor, patient, nurse or even others but symptoms can be understood only by the patient.
Severe Medical Symptoms :
Some of the symptoms are warning that patient should take immediate care.
As like red light gives warnings on dashboard, the human body sends some flame when something wrong Shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness are the common medical symptoms.
Following are important medical symptoms :
- If you have unexpected loss of weight and/or appetite loss, then you are suffering from serious medical sickness. When you are on diet, then you expect this.
But when you are eating regularly, and you have to adjust your belt few inches tight then you have some serious problem.
On the other hand, in case of ovarian cancer, fluid builds in the abdomen and weight get rises. If you have same weight for many years then you have to take the advice of the doctor.
- Paralysis, slurred speech, weakness, burning pains, tingling, numbness, and the confusion are all the signs of a stroke, and patient should immediately get to an appropriate emergency center.
Early treatment may secure permanent damage of the brain or even it saves the life.
- Tarry, black stools may indicate a loss of blood from small intestine or from ulcer of the stomach. It's very important to stop bleeding.
Color of the stool gets changed after you eat something. But tarry, black stools means there may be higher bleeding in the digestive area. This is sign of bleeding cancer or ulcer.
- A headache together with fever and stiff neck is an indication of serious infection which is called as meningitis.
The sign of bacterial meningitis is that you can not put chin on to your chest.
In this case you have immediately needed to take antibiotics for killing the bacteria before spreading to other parts and infects to the brain.
- A sudden, painful headache, occurs than you felt before. This means that bleeding started in the blood and has to take emergency room instantly.
An aneurysm of brain is rare but can occur in the people having the age below 40. It becomes very dangerous if it is not treated.
If you are suffering from crushing, severe headache then you may have aneurysm, which is a pouch with full of blood. If you get the treatment before bursting, it could save the life.
- In women, warning sign of the cancer is vaginal bleeding occurs after menopause.
For the men, lump in testicle without or with the small lump in to groin could very serious.
In testicles, testicular cancer is found which didn't naturally descend from abdomen to scrotum.