Search for medical information on Google

You can search on Google for medical information that’s been reviewed by doctors. You can learn more about symptoms, treatments, and medical conditions.

Note: Medical information on symptoms and treatments is available only in some countries. We provide medical information on the most frequently searched topics. Images are informational only.

Where medical information comes from

Medical information on Google comes from high-quality websites, medical professionals, and search results.

  • First, we find and analyze health-related information from high-quality sites across the web.
  • Next, teams of doctors carefully review and refine the information, and licensed medical illustrators create visuals.

If you search for a symptom, you could see a section called "Health conditions related to this search." This section comes from search results and our Knowledge Graph. We check these results for relevance.

See a list of some medical information sources

Government agencies

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 
  • National Cancer Institute (NCI) 
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) 
  • National Library of Medicine (NLM) 
  • United States Surgeon General 
  • World Health Organization (WHO) 

Partnerships (vary by region)

  • Albert Einstein Hospital, Brazil 
  • Apollo Hospitals, India 
  • Cleveland Clinic, USA 
  • College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria 
  • Columbia Asia Hospitals, India 
  • Harvard Medical School (HMS), USA
  • Hoken Inc. Family Medical Encyclopedia Editorial Team 
  • Mayo Clinic, USA 
  • Mitra Keluarga Hospitals, Indonesia 
  • Power to Decide 
  • Partnership for Drug-Free Kids 
  • The Disease Ontology database 
  • Truven Health Analytics 
  • VoxHealth 

Medical illustrators

  • Alison E. Burke
  • Cassio Lynm
  • Catherine Delphia
  • Christy Krames
  • Jennifer E. Fairman
  • Laurie O’Keefe
  • Michele Graham
  • Molly Borman-Pullen
  • Suman Kasturia
  • Todd Buck

When to consult a healthcare professional

Medical information on Google doesn't apply to everyone, and it isn’t medical advice. If you have a medical concern, make sure to contact a healthcare provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or your local emergency number.

Report incorrect information

If you see problems with the medical information on Google, you can:

  1. Below the medical information, select Feedback.
  2. Follow the on-screen steps to explain what information is wrong.

We'll use your feedback to improve what’s shown in the future.

Information Google stores about your medical searches

To see and remove your searches, go to My Activity.

Learn more about how to see and control activity on your account.

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