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 the following:

  • Symptoms, treatments, and medical conditions
  • Prevention, safety, and concerns

Tip: 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 find 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.

Medical information sources

Government agencies

  • Bundesministerium für Gesundheit (BMG - German Federal Ministry of Health)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    • The mark ‘CDC’ is owned by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and is used with permission. Use of this logo is not an endorsement by HHS or CDC of any particular product, service, or enterprise.
  • ClinicalTrials.gov
  • 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
  • National Health Service
  • 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 find 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 find and remove your searches, go to My Activity.

Learn how to find and control activity on your account.

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