Ask the question to your Doctor, Don’t ask dr Google: – Google has become so popular that it has become the habit of people to seek answers from Google first. Google has now become an integral part of everyone’s life.
If you want to know about your friends and family location there is Google. If you want to know what is happening around the world, there is Google.
There’s nothing new when people seek answers from Google regarding health. The funny saying going around among the doctors nowadays is if you don’t get the answers from Google then ask Yahoo.
Google has now been referred to as the so-called Dr. Google because it answers all questions about your symptoms, your disease, prevention.
In fact, it gives more than needed information resulting in people to become suspicious if they have contracted some incurable disease. That’s why the hypochondriac patients today are now referred to as cyberchondric.
Questions that most people use to ask in the Search Engine about Google, and Doctor
What are some questions to ask a doctor?
What questions should you ask a new doctor?
Is ask a doctor free?
Can I email a doctor a question?
Why is it important to ask your doctor questions?
Where can I post medical questions?
What do doctors do in a check up?
What are some questions to ask a neurologist?
What questions should you ask a gastroenterologist?
Can blood tests ask your doctor?
Can you interview doctors?
What questions should I ask my doctor after surgery?
What questions should you ask your surgeon?
How do I impress a doctor?
What questions should I ask my pediatrician meet and greet?
How do I ask my doctor for new patients?
What questions should I ask my primary care doctor?
What questions should I ask a new primary care physician?
What is a meet and greet with a doctor?
What questions do they ask at a physical exam?
What to ask doctors when shadowing?
Is There a Doctor hotline?
Can you talk to a doctor online?
Can you talk to a doctor over the phone?
Who can I speak to for medical advice?
Can Online doctors prescribe antibiotics?
How do you start an email to a doctor?
What do you talk about with your doctor?
What is a full body check up?
What comes in full body checkup?
How often should you get a full body check up?
Why do doctors look down your pants?
Can a doctor drug test you without your knowledge?
Can you get a physical at immediate care?
What does a neurologist look for?
What does a neurologist do for headaches?
What is a neurologist appointment like?
What does a neurologist do at your first appointment?
What does a neurologist do for back pain?
What will a neurologist do on my first visit?
What happens in a surgery consultation?
What are the three things you should always ask a patient before surgery?
What questions should I ask a plastic surgeon?
What questions should I ask my pre op?
How do you wish someone about to have surgery?
How long does a surgery consultation take?
What should I ask at a meet and greet?
What happens at a doctor meet and greet?
When should you make your first pediatrician appointment?
How can parents save money on basic supplies?
What do they do at newborn first appointment?
How do I find the right pediatrician?
Do you call pediatrician before baby is born?
What happens at baby’s 2 month checkup?
Do babies get shots at 2 weeks?
What does your GPA have to be to be a pediatrician?
Top Stupid Questions Thousands Googled Each Month
Before discussing whether to consult Dr. Google or not, let’s see what people have been asking Google these days. And it turns out that many people ask this search engine some really weird questions.
And expect it to give them guidance in times of existential crisis, and ask When will I die? And Why are we here? Thousands of people ask Google whether they are pregnant, whether pigs are sweating and where to hide their dead body, every month.
Am I Pregnant? – 90,500 searches per month. It looks like Google is replacing pregnancy tests in over 90,000 women every month.
How do I get home? – 49,500 searches per month. Perhaps as expected, but if you ask Google this question, a box will appear asking where is home?
Are there aliens? – 49,500 searches per month. With NASA claiming to find alien life by 2025, it looks like nearly 50,000 people a month can hardly wait to find out the truth.
Does letting winds burn calories? – 49,500 searches per month. Wouldn’t it be great if you were burning huge calories just letting in the wind? Unfortunately, claims to lose 67 calories this way are false.
When will I die? – 49,500 searches per month. Google knows everything, even the future. Does this mean that Google is able to predict the future from now on?
Why do men have nipples? – 22,200 searches per month. We all know they have them, but it seems like quite a few people spend some of their time every month to find out why men have nipples.
Do penguins have knees? – 18,100 searches per month. Does it really matter if the penguins have their knees?
Why are we here? – 8,100 searches per month. We are being philosophical as well.
Do pigs sweat? – 8,100 searches per month. Maybe yes but – who cares? Why would anyone want to know if they are sweating or not?
Does my butt look like it’s 40 years old? – 8,100 searches per month. Of course not! Is the answer that over 8,000 women want to receive from Google each month.
Is the world a flat plate? – 5,400 searches per month. Didn’t you learn in school?
Am I a psychopath? – 5,400 searches per month. Good old Dr. Google strikes again, this time as a psychiatrist.
Why doesn’t my car want to go? – 4,400 searches per month. And now Google has become a mechanic.
Do men have a period? – 3,600 searches per month. It seems that the same ones who didn’t keep an eye on geography clocks were just as careless in biology.
Do worms have eyes? – 2,900 searches per month. What does it matter if the worms have eyes?
Can a man become pregnant? – 2,900 searches per month. I mean really, people don’t know answers to this question.
What happens if you drink blood? – 880 searches per month. We can only assume that the Twilight Saga is responsible for almost a thousand vampire beginners who wonder every month how safe it is to drink blood.
Can I get married to my cousin? – 880 searches per month. It turns out that 10,560 people think about marrying relatives every year.
Why does my boss hate me? – 170 searches per month. That’s you ought to know.
Now, Think of yourself if you want to consult Google for your health.
Here is video embeded from Youtube about top 10 most searched questions on Google.
Is it advisable and beneficial for you to ask a question to Dr. Google and seek his help in your treatment?
Of course not. Dr. Google has not earned the title doctor by studying or attaining a degree. This title is given to him by a flock of people who consult him for or no reason. Because it has become an integral part for us to Google anything we feel.
Just like celebrities are now given the Doctorate degrees by international universities not because they have studied formally for the course. But because of their contribution towards society. Likewise, Google has been given the title of Dr. Because of its contribution to the general public.
Either you’re in the USA or you are in Nepal, all of us when have to visit doctors or hospitals. We hesitate, why?
Because first, it’s costly, it’s difficult to take the appointment of the specialist, we can’t speak frankly of our suffering to the doctors. And doctors also don’t want to listen to us and they don’t communicate as much as they have to regard our illness and treatment.
Good doctors don’t have time, 5 minutes of checkup and then prescription of tests, medicine that’s it. So why anyone wants to visit the doctor when we have answers to our queries at the comfort of our home.
Dr. Google is available to be 24 hrs a day. We don’t have to make the appointment, we can talk frankly and freely to him maintaining our privacy and secrecy. There’s no cost we have to pay to talk to him. So why not Google for our illness and health.
What is Dr. Google and who is it?
Realistically, Google is our present. It’s a doctor you can go to whenever you want and you don’t have to make an appointment. He makes everything that surrounds you related to medicine, every diagnosis, medicine, therapy and all that is part of it. He has no white coat, but he has the white coat of all the doctors in the world.
Since when is Google doctor?
From the moment the Internet was created, Dr. Google began learning and earning degrees from all of the world-renowned colleges and research centers.
Today, he is on his way to becoming a mega doctor with a degree from all universities. He just misses the practice and the ability to listen to the heart and listen to the pressure of the patients.
Why is Google so good?
More and more chronic diseases, less time to see a doctor. Rigid health systems that do not only follow the trends of the internet but also of humans are fertile ground for Dr. Google’s growth and development.
Is Dr. Google a good doctor?
Whether it is a doctor who tries to cure you or a doctor who just draws you with a bunch of unnecessary information you need. And it takes a medical student 6 years of schooling to understand them and at least 4 more years of practice to apply them. So think yourself who is a doctor in real.
What can you expect from Dr. Google?
That you are sick of an incurable disease.
That you will die of this incurable disease.
That you are likely to die a painful and horrible death from high temperature.
That the cold you have is probably a sign of a tumor in your nose.
To be able to cure yourself by purchasing preparations online without a doctor’s examination.
To believe everything you read even though these texts are probably translated from a foreign site.
That any pain is a sign of a tumor.
That there is no cure other than the one you will buy, although there is a cheaper variant prescribed by your doctor.
That medical texts can be written by anyone and give their judgment on diseases they have only heard about somewhere.
Dr. Google cannot be a hairdresser, it will be hard to be a doctor…
What do you do after you visit Dr. Google?
Go to the doctor for a checkup, chest pain is chest pain.
There are great expert medical texts on the internet that are written for medical professionals. And if you are not in the medical world, chances are you will misunderstand them.
Take with reservation the texts you read, first you do not know who wrote them. And secondly, someone has not reviewed you and may not be about your problem.
Very often the texts are only translated from foreign sites, pay attention to that trickle of experience that goes through the go-to text.
Dr. Google prescribes great products, but still, consult your doctor before using them.
Is Dr. Google Bad?
Look at it this way, Dr. Google is like one big encyclopedia that is there to give you insight into what it can be. But you have to go to a doctor to get that information to you, examine you and really treat you.
The information he can give you is great, but in the application, it can act as a double-edged sword.
It’s like when your car breaks down, and instead of going to a car mechanic, you pick up a hammer, a screwdriver. And start repairing it even though you know theoretically that the engine is an engine but you just don’t know exactly where it is.
If you often ask Dr. Google what you suffer from is probably this disorder
Have you searched on the internet so far about any of your symptoms or illnesses? Your answer is very likely in the affirmative, as research shows that as many as 80% of internet users do so.
Searching the internet for a symptom or illness has many advantages, such as the quick and easy availability of a large amount of information. As well as the anonymity of the user, which gains importance when it comes to, for example, mental illness or sexual abuse. In addition, searching for symptoms and possible treatments helps the person take an active role in caring for their health.
However, there is increasing talk about the dangers of such Internet use. Several contemporary studies have shown that health searches can result in increased health anxiety.
This phenomenon is called cyberchondria. It is not yet clear whether cyberchondria is just a modern manifestation of hypochondria (unfounded health concerns) or perhaps a separate disorder with its own specificities.
How Does one suffer from Cyberchondria?
According to cognitive-behavioral therapy, an increase in health anxiety generally occurs when the harmful beliefs about a person’s health are activated.
Examples of such beliefs are It is very easy to get sick, Health is the absence of inner senses or Every symptom is a sign of a serious illness. When a common physical symptom such as sore throat, headache, tingling occurs, a person may think that he or she has a tumor that is beginning to develop due to his or her beliefs.
Or when a person hears that one of his acquaintances has become seriously ill. He or she may think that she or he may develop the disease she or he has heard about.
In order to calm herself, she tries to determine with certainty that she is not sick. So she may constantly go to the doctor, ask for unnecessary tests, ask her relatives to constantly comfort her by telling her that she is not ill. Or, more recently, by reading about her symptoms on the Internet.
These behaviors only bring short-term calming, but in the long run, they maintain an over-commitment to health, which causes anxiety to return very quickly. For example, although a person may feel better for a short time after a medical examination.
It may soon occur to her that the search may not be well done or that some additional search should be done. The same thing happens with the use of the Internet to calm down.
Particularly prone to cyberchondria could be people who are very difficult to tolerate uncertainty. Although most people prefer predictability and certainty, we peacefully accept a large amount of uncertainty in our lives every day. And we don’t deal with them too much.
Persons who cannot tolerate uncertainty need to constantly check, look for evidence and make arguments. Since it is ultimately not possible to determine with absolute certainty that a person is not ill. This process has no end and is accompanied by great anxiety and personal suffering.
How does Google increase the likelihood of cyberchondria?
There are several characteristics of Google that increase the likelihood of cyberchondria.
First, the amount of information on the internet is very large and increasing every day. Users may feel overwhelmed by the amount of this information and may find it difficult to evaluate their quality.
Second, the quality of health information on the Internet is very diverse. Research has shown that much inaccurate information about some psychiatric illnesses can be found on the Internet and that authors of texts are often unsigned or laypeople.
Third, much of the information is written in very professional terminology that can be misinterpreted by the user.
For example, a common symptom (headache) and a serious diagnosis as a cause (brain tumor) have been shown to have a common occurrence of 3% on randomly selected internet content and as much as 26% on search engine results.
In reality, the probability that a brain tumor is the cause of the headache is only 0.0116%. Rare and serious illnesses are likely to get more attention for people, so they are more clickable, leading to higher Google rankings.
But people don’t take the internet seriously, do they? The answer is not entirely straightforward. For example, as many as 50% of internet users say that the information they find has influenced their health decision.
And as many say that they can trust almost any information they find there. Although people may name the characteristics of quality content on Google(eg, a well-known trusted source, professional language).
They do not seem to check these criteria when searching for health, and very often do not know exactly where to find the answer to a health question. However, anxiety about annoying information has been shown to occur more often when it comes from a reliable source.
Therefore, Google can be both Curse and Blessing
Especially in sensitive phases of life such as pregnancy or the birth of the first child, we have an insatiable need for information. We are at the beginning of an exciting journey, everything is new and we still have so much to learn. When do I feel the baby’s first kicks? Which fish can I eat? Which cot is the best? We can ask anything, even uncomfortable things.
In many cases, this is simply practical. Quickly look something up, get an answer quickly and the thing is done in a time-saving manner. It becomes dangerous if we prefer the Internet to professional help.
Whoever relies on Dr. Google, instead of going to the doctor, not only lives with constant doubt. But may harm themselves or even their child by inappropriate self-medication, and treatment delay.
Reasons why Google can seriously impair your health
Although doctors suspect that the patient does an internet search before showing up at the office. They warn of the risk that this habit can be harmful, as the information often causes unnecessary concern.
This fact was confirmed by the Australian survey: 40% of respondents agreed that obtaining health information on the Internet made them worried or anxious.
Watch a video about “If google was a guy”, from Youtube, you’ll be cooled.
The following are the reasons why you need to be careful with your internet searches regarding your health problems.
Google diagnosis is the most common misdiagnosis: Self-diagnosing your own or someone’s illness can lead you to make bad decisions. For starters, you spend too much time online instead of getting the medical care you may need. Second, you can misdiagnose your illness and follow the advice that will harm your health, not cure you.
You can’t always trust the tips you find on the internet: While there are genuinely good and informative websites that will point you in the right direction. There are other websites that do not contain expert opinions at all. They can give you wrong information, recommend untested treatments, and cause panic if there is no need for an alarm. Given the thousands of websites, including blogs and forums that populate the internet. You will never know how effective their advice is unless the site offers evidence of their credentials.
Popular or highly-featured websites on Google search are not always better: The simple mistake people make is assuming that better websites are at the top of Google search. Google uses SEO, where bloggers and website owners use keywords to raise their ranking, placing their site at the top of the search engine rankings. High turnout is mainly for companies that directly or indirectly sell something. Or engage in marketing and have a very sophisticated business strategy. Educational, professional and responsible websites may be pushed to lower levels. If you use Google, be more specific with your searches! This will allow you to be adequately informed, that is, to find sources of data that are more authoritative than those of high-output populist websites.
We rely less on our inner knowledge and instincts: We often know when we are sick. Our instincts will tell us what is probably wrong, and then you should make that call to your doctor. Or consult a pharmacist before you decide to self-diagnose and treat yourself. Then he will refer us to the doctor if necessary. However, if you first rely on Google search, you may also find information that is in line with your best instincts. A website article can tell you that you don’t have to worry, so decide to delay that call to your doctor while assuming everything is OK. This can have dire consequences because you may be in urgent need of help.
The misconception that Google diagnostics and treatment saves us time and frees us from embarrassment and shame: Many of us are concerned about going to the doctor for potentially unpleasant shame problems or justifying ourselves with a lack of time. In that sense, Google is a great solution because we don’t have to suffer the embarrassment or shame of talking to someone face to face. This is a dangerous practice. For example, you may be ashamed and not want to show your doctor a lump in your genitals, but a closer examination will often be required. You may have a serious condition that needs immediate treatment, so don’t let that luxury make you feel uncomfortable, humiliated, or think you’ve been saving time. In addition, your doctor is a skilled expert, he certainly will not judge you. You should not think he is seeing or looking at something he has not seen numerous times before.
Everyone can be an expert on the Internet: A doctor has to study for years and take several exams before he can advise and treat patients. On the other hand, anyone who has access to a website can write something on the Internet. The result is the information of very different quality. In addition to expert and highly qualified entries from knowledgeable specialists. There are a number of statements that are based on opinions, beliefs, personal experiences or other unqualified sources. Portals often copy from one another. It’s like a silent post. A few pieces of information are lost, some are added slightly modified.
Information is good, half-knowledge is dangerous: Doctors don’t know everything either. It can make sense to read about certain topics. Important questions and problems should always be clarified with a specialist. You can certainly get information on the Internet to prepare for the conversation. You may be contributing to finding a solution. However, the Internet should never replace expert advice, especially when complaints are serious.
What do people search for relating to their health?
63% asked for information about a particular disease or medical condition
47% asked for details about therapies and treatment procedures
34% searched for information on prescription drugs and those on the market
28% wanted to know more about alternative therapies
25% were informed about health insurance
21% sought information on depression, anxiety, and stress
21% wanted to know more about a particular doctor or hospital.
Some questions asked by people and how Dr. Google answer them with the consultation of Doctor. See for your self and decide whether to query Dr. Google or not.
Did you have a headache and search on Google. You will discover that it can be both stressful and tired eyes, migraines … Even a brain tumor. Welcome to the age of easy information. The internet helps you find your way home. And it’s also being used to self-diagnose health problems.
Therefore, it is difficult to resist the infinite amount of sites on the subject on the network. It is not that patients doubt doctors. But consultations are getting faster and faster and some are ashamed to ask questions until they are cleared up. And that’s where the internet comes in. It’s all there.
The concern of specialists is that the practice leads to self-diagnosis and self-medication. Knowing the disease better is important. The danger lies in accommodating yourself with data from the internet and not looking for a specialist. Or panic for no real reason.
NOVA Magazine decided to put the network and doctors face to face on five health issues. See the result!
I have a mole that is growing. Could it be skin cancer?
The answer of Dr. Google
If you have a mole with irregular edges, that is increasing or changing color, be careful. If not noticed in time, it can develop into a symptom of skin cancer.
Answer of Doctor
According to a dermatologist Cristina Abdullah of Hospital Sírio-Libanês the information so given seem to be very dangerous. But, as the success of the treatment depends on early diagnosis, it is prudent to go to the doctor.
You need to be alert when the mole itch, bleed or become a wound that does not heal. Then, it is time to make an urgent appointment.
I am afraid of getting swine flu. Is it worth taking vitamin C?
The answer of Dr. Google
The risk of a swine flu epidemic is great. To stay away from it, wear masks, get out of the house a little. Eat foods that contain vitamin C to give resistance to the body, avoid large crowds.
The answer of the doctor
According to Fernando Motta, a virologist at the Laboratory of Respiratory and Measles Viruses at the Oswaldo Cruz Institute. There is no scientific evidence that vitamin C is able to fight influenza A ( H 1 N 1 ). It is important for improving the immune system. However, there is no point in consuming it in excess, as the leftovers are eliminated in the urine. The virologist recommends reading the flu guidelines on the Ministry of Health website.
It hurts when I pee. Is it cystitis? What should I take?
The answer of Dr. Google
I was like this a few days ago, I took Sepurin and it got better. It could be a urinary tract infection or renal stone or something.
Answer of doctor
According to Miriam Dambros, a urologist at the Célula Mater clinic. Only a doctor can prescribe medication. The virtual consultation indicated an analgesic that relieves pain but does not treat it. It could be cystitis. However, only a urologist is able to detect the cause of the infection and prescribe the indicated antibiotic.
I put on weight! Is it the pill’s fault?
The answer of Dr. Google
Yes. Many women get fat when they take the pill.
Answer of Doctor
According to Joao Soares, an endocrinologist at Unifesp, one should start the investigation with the pill. But several factors cause a sudden increase in weight. A doctor can check if the contraceptive you take is from the old ones, with a lot of progesterone, that have this effect. Other possible reasons can be a thyroid malfunction, polycystic ovary syndrome or even stress.
I have a lot of headaches. Could it be a serious illness?
The answer of Dr. Google
If your head hurts, it could be a migraine or the fault of everyday stresses. If the discomfort persists, it may be more serious: meningitis or brain tumor.
Answer of doctor
According to the neurologist Abram Topczewski, Headache is a symptom of 300 diseases. It can indicate hypertension, hypoglycemia, sinusitis, brain tumor, vision problems … A specialist will investigate more accurately.
What can I do?
If you are very concerned about your health, it would be a good idea to discuss this with your doctor. If you are not prone to overly concerned about health, the occasional search for health information may be helpful. But it is important to consciously choose quality content.
Be extra careful or avoid Texts found on websites of unknown organizations, Unsigned texts. Texts signed by laypeople (e.g., a person who has personally experienced disease and offers advice to others). Texts signed by experts who are not proficient in the field they write about or sign with titles you have never heard of. Texts that very firmly represent only one side of the story. Texts offering a superfast solution or cure for all.
Google your complaints with the right keywords: If you are looking for explanations for your symptoms BEFORE visiting the doctor, do so as impartially as possible. If you enter stomach pain and stomach ulcer, you will inevitably find clues that worry you. But if you are looking for stomach ache and common causes, you will find helpful content. If you search for This helps against stomach ache. You will find out in concrete terms what you can do for a relief – until you see a doctor.
Find out about your diagnosis: Doctors often have little time to explain their diagnosis in detail and understandably. You can read about everything in peace on the Internet. If you have any doubts about the doctor’s opinion, read the symptoms for the diagnosis he made. If only a small part of it applies, you should get a second opinion.
Don’t get crazy on forums: Forums are important because they connect people with the same problems and illnesses. Affected people give valuable tips, inform each other about therapy options and act as virtual self-help groups. But beware: medical expertise is rarely found in forums. Rather, the contributions are very subjective and often pure scaremongering. For information about your state of health, it is better to contact your doctor.
Don’t fall for black sheep: Many forums have participants with incorrect profiles. These can be representatives of agents and therapies who want to reach customers through the forums. Find links to sites that want to sell you something, be skeptical. Pharmaceutical companies also occasionally commission agencies to advertise their medication on virtual platforms. If a remedy is mentioned repeatedly by name, the sender has only recently been registered. And does not have a convincing medical history of its own, this could be indications of a fake account.
Surf only reputable sites: Many doctors and clinics have posted long versions in their specialist areas on the Internet. You can find out more about the background of your illness there. But pay attention to the date of publication, because medical knowledge doubles every five years. Editing of publishers, medical portals or specialist publications are also serious providers of medical information. An indication of seriousness is if the author is named. Check the imprint if you are unsure.
Never look for pictures: Medical images have a disturbing effect on laypeople and a truly creepy cabinet awaits you for some illnesses.
Don’t panic: If you have read something that worries you, go straight to the doctor. Many patients do not sleep for weeks after shocking internet research. Do not trust a doctor and go so crazy that even shortness of breath and rapid heartbeat occur. With a poor physical constitution, this can promote diseases such as heart attacks and, in the worst case, even cause them.
Be open to your doctor: Doctors hate nothing more than when their patients come to them with a ready diagnosis. Printed Wikipedia entries with underlined passages can permanently tarnish the relationship of trust between doctor and patient. Even if you have googled: Let your doctor make his own diagnosis and ask your prepared questions.
Do not Google drugs, but side effects: The criteria according to which a doctor prescribes medication are incomprehensible to the layperson. It involves physical constitution, medical history, and interactions with other means. If in doubt, ask a second doctor, but not the network. However, find out about the side effects of your medication. Most doctors talk too little about this. This will prevent you from confusing a side effect with another illness.
Asking Dr. Google only for information is good but treating oneself just because it’s cheap and comfortable should not be done. Even Google itself has requested it’s users to seek treatment from reputable and real doctors.
You have to remember that Google is man-made invention with the aim of making the life of people easier. It is not made for diagnosis, treatment, and cure.
The search engine like Google generates the result on the basis of the keyword that you type. If you type Cats, Dogs, and Glaucoma together, the results it will give will be of those sites which have the words cats, dogs, and Glaucoma. So you have to type the precise keywords so your search will be more relevant and accurate.
Google is not harmful but we have made it dangerous by our ignorance. If used it carefully and in the right way, nothing could be more beneficial than Google.