Search for medical information on Google

You can search on Google for medical information that’s been reviewed by doctors. Learn more about:

  • Symptoms: Find out potential causes of symptoms like headaches and dizziness, and explore health conditions related to your symptoms.
  • Treatments: Get key facts about common medications.
  • Medical conditions: See how long a condition lasts, whether it’s treatable, and how common it is, from "Extremely rare" to "Very common."

Note: Medical information on symptoms and treatments is available in some countries only. We provide medical information on the most frequently searched for topics, and we’ll continue to increase the number of topics we cover.

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 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 might see a section called "Health conditions related to this search," which comes from search results and our Knowledge Graph. We check these results for relevance.

See sources of medical information

Here are some of the places where medical information can come from:

See a list of 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 
  • 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, so make sure to contact a healthcare provider if you have a medical concern. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or your local emergency number immediately.

Report incorrect information

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

  1. Below the medical information, select Feedback.
  2. Follow the 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

Your searches will be saved if you have Web & App Activity turned on. You can view and remove any searches on your Web & App Activity page.

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