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This feature does not provide an accurate diagnosis feature. The multiple-symptom search feature of our web site uses a simplistic and automated analysis of our database of symptoms, complications, and disease data. It shows the possible disease causes that we have listed that may contain in their symptoms lists the one, two, or more symptoms that are searched for.
This multi-symptom search feature is in "beta" status. In the computer industry, this refers to a feature that is still undergoing testing and is not finalized. It is likely to contain errors, inaccuracies, omissions, or various other problems.
Do not use the information from the multi-symptom search for diagnosis. Even if the resulting causes list is only a single disease, or a short list of diseases, this is not an accurate diagnostic list. Only a doctor can give an accurate diagnosis. Refer to our articles on the pitfalls of self-diagnosis.
Furthermore, this information cannot be guaranteed as accurate, and in fact is likely to contain errors or omissions. Some of the errors or omissions may include:
There are numerous reasons for these limitations of the multi-symptom search's accuracy:
Only an in-person visit to a doctor can give an accurate diagnosis. See above for various reasons why this multiple-symptom search feature is not as accurate as a doctor. Refer to our article on the pitfalls of self-diagnosis for discussion of why a patient cannot accurately self-diagnose.
The multiple symptom search does not report all possible causes of symptoms. See above for a detailed list of the limitations of the multiple symptom search. Other possible causes that may not be listed on the results of the multiple symptom search may include:
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