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(Indy100)   Never google your symptoms   ( divider line
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504 clicks; posted to Discussion » on 25 Jan 2022 at 7:55 AM (16 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook

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2022-01-25 4:23:21 AM  
Yes. That's nothing but a recipe for anxiety.

I once heard someone put it this way: "Googling your symptoms will just tell you which diseases have the best SEO."
2022-01-25 6:42:58 AM  
Who doesn't like looking up "small red rash on elbow" and having the top results be:

Cancer with Ebola
Prolapsed Pelvis
Thermonuclear Diarrheal Brain Lobe Liquification
Stolen Election Depressive Transdermal Communism
Arkalylian Bore Worms
2022-01-25 6:51:36 AM  
Missed a few
2022-01-25 7:09:56 AM  
I disagree, thanks to google I have managed to overcome the bubonic plague...THREE TIMES!
2022-01-25 8:08:15 AM  
List fails without "blue waffle"

/don't Google blue waffle
2022-01-25 8:10:18 AM  
Anal spiders again?
2022-01-25 8:12:36 AM  
I don't know why there's a problem with Tub girl. When researching cleaning ladies, I need to know if they clean the tub/shower every visit.
2022-01-25 8:18:41 AM  
I'm sure it's possible to responsibly poke around on the internet about symptoms.  Heck, after like 25 some damned years on this earth trying to explain an experience to people with no avail, I stumbled across the term ASMR and found out there are at least half a dozen other people who can trigger the reaction at will in the same way I do.

But I don't trust most people I meet to google "Nearby Coffee Shop" let alone refine a search enough to not come away thinking that they had a brain tumor instead.
2022-01-25 8:34:17 AM  
The running joke for any symptom on Reddit is "Web MD says its cancer."
2022-01-25 8:40:06 AM  
Honest judge, I was just trying to teach about how velvet worms shoot glue at their prey.
2022-01-25 8:59:54 AM  
Well, at least I don't have to go read reddit. Thanks Indy100 for exploiting farks low submission standards.
2022-01-25 9:17:00 AM  
Any symptom can have dozens of causes. A doctor who actually knows wtf he's doing trains 10 years to learn how to narrow down the list and ultimately come up with a diagnosis, and even then, they often need -several- tests and a whole bunch of questions to get enough puzzle pieces to solve said puzzle and definitively tell you what's wrong... and even then it's not 100% guaranteed.

The problem is, in the US, going to a hospital for any reason is risking bankruptcy and homelessness, so the search is often not to get a diagnosis, but to try to take an educated guess as to whether the symptoms are less likely to kill you than the medical debt, and then base your decision on whether to actually see a doctor or not on that.
2022-01-25 9:20:36 AM  
Never Google porn.

That's what Bing is for.
2022-01-25 9:50:36 AM  
Years ago, I'd Google symptoms. I'm a Double+ Good Hypochondriac. Then I discovered that you never find an answer. Just site after site after site than keep sending you to other sites. Or at least that happened to me. Maybe you guys have the Not a Sucker flag in your permanent on-line record.
2022-01-25 10:02:54 AM  

Gordon Bennett: Never Google porn.

That's what Bing is for.

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2022-01-25 10:16:40 AM  
Hell, I just google "liquor stores near me" and all of a sudden I'm getting adds about the top 5 signs of a failing liver.
2022-01-25 1:55:01 PM  
pretty sure i have teh rona so I'm getting a kick, etc.   that or the worst cold I've ever had
2022-01-25 2:21:19 PM  
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2022-01-25 5:27:56 PM  

Fireproof: The running joke for any symptom on Reddit is "Web MD says its cancer."

Network connectivity problems.
2022-01-25 10:06:39 PM  
Instead search for that little scamp, goatse, and see what adventures await!
2022-01-26 12:00:11 AM  

HighlanderRPI: Instead search for that little scamp, goatse, and see what adventures await!

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