The difference between a symptom and a condition is not always clear. We are always working to improve how symptoms and conditions are classified. For the purposes of this site, there are some conditions—e.g., kidney stones, obstructive sleep apnea, eczema—that are in the symptom category simply because the symptom functionality allows users to utilize the severity rating scale. For nerve entrapment pain, for example, you can use a rating scale for pain and monitor the progression over time. With the current site architecture, as a condition, these things would simply be listed on your profile.
Articles in this section
- What sort of information should I share in the About Me section?
- How do I share information about my health on my profile?
- What is the box next to my profile picture called and what does it mean?
- What do the stars mean? How do I get three stars (and a free T-shirt)?
- What information is visible on public profiles?
- How do I change a condition?
- What is the difference between a condition and a symptom?
- How do I add, edit, or delete a treatment?
- How do I add/delete symptom or side effect?
- Why do you want me to share past treatments?