Peer Diagnosis offers answers to medical questions that people often ask. While sometimes it may not be obvious or the actual answer might lead to more questions, a resource such as this is valuable to assess whether you’re having a common issue (like a cold that goes away on it’s own) or if you need to visit a medical professional to find out more.
What is Peer Diagnosis?
Even though our writers are all trained in medicine in one degree or another, we recommend that Peer Diagnosis should be a starting point for your questions. It’s important to not self-diagnose as reading instead of tackling the issue can lead to some exaggerated diagnoses, especially when the case isn’t so. With that said there are a multitude of questions that people ask on a daily basis that could be answered with a short article or two instead of visiting your GP or doctor for each one of these queries.
The name “peer diagnosis” is indicative of that: we offer what a “general consensus”, read-the-symptoms-checklist diagnosis. Because of this, the information available on the site is geared more toward common queries and answers rather than a real medical examination by an actual doctor. For this reason if you believe that your health is in danger, contact your nearest doctor/hospital/first-aid service. We cannot stress this enough. Even though “common sense” is called “common”, it isn’t that wide-spread. For your safety, please take the information displayed on this site as a starting point, not a definite solution to your medical problem.
Self-diagnosis is the process of diagnosis in oneself either through books, medical dictionaries, websites or other resources. Because of the nature of human beings to not be 100% objective when it comes to their own health and judgments about health, self-diagnosis is strongly discouraged by physicians, governments and health care organizations. Even doctors and medical experts are discouraged from diagnosing themselves.