Listing common symptoms

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Abnormal appearing skin
Any change in the skin, including color change, texture change, bumps or blisters, peeling, easy bruising, scaling, etc.
Abnormal breathing sounds
Any new sounds heard when breathing in or out, including wheezing (high pitched whistling), clicking, crackling, rattling, bubbling, or stridor (a harsh, vibrating sound)
Abnormal involuntary movements
Regularly making movements that are unwanted but difficult to stop, such as sudden jerks, twisting or squirming of the hands, tensing of the muscles, shaking, twitching, grimacing, or lip smacking
Abusing alcohol
Continuing to drink alcohol despite it causing problems in your life (e.g. arrests, problems in your career or relationships, health)
Ache all over
Pain or discomfort across most of the body, often described as "throbbing" or "aching" of the muscles, or generally feeling "fatigued" or "tired"
Acne or pimples
Skin condition occurring in all ages, appearing as raised, oily red bumps, sometimes with scaling, whiteheads, or blackheads; typically on the face, upper chest, or back
Allergic reaction
The immune system abnormally responding to something you ate, touched, or were bitten by; typically appears as skin rash, runny nose, itchiness, red or swollen eyes, throat swelling, etc.
Ankle pain
An unpleasant feeling or discomfort (e.g. throbbing, sharp, achy) felt where the leg meets the foot; often worse when walking
Ankle swelling
Enlargement of the ankle joint due to fluid buildup; the area may be red, warm, throbbing, or pressure-like; swelling may be inside the ankle joint or in the surrounding tissues
Anxiety and nervousness
Overly intense feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, often described as "feeling trapped." May cause other symptoms, like sweating, irritability, sleep problems, nausea, or trouble breathing
Apnea
A short period of not breathing on your own, often occurring during sleep and causing you to wake up gasping for air
Arm pain
An unpleasant feeling or discomfort (e.g. throbbing, sharp, achy) felt above the wrist and below the shoulder
Arm symptoms
Any new change in feeling or function of the upper limbs (from shoulder to wrist), including pain or soreness, weakness, numbness, tingling, misshapenness, enlargement, swelling, redness, itching, warmth, etc.
Back pain
An unpleasant feeling or discomfort (e.g. pounding, pressure, throbbing, sharp, piercing, achy) felt anywhere on the back from the shoulders to the buttocks
Behavioral disturbances
An unexplained change in a person's normal behavior, such as unusual outbursts, not performing usual responsibilities, hallucinations, depression, wandering around lost, aggression, confusion, etc.
Blood in stool
Blood found in stool (i.e. feces or poop); may appear as bright red streaks in stool, red or maroon colored liquid stool, blood clots (appear as clumps of solid red or black jelly), or even dark, thick, and sticky stool
Blood in urine
Blood found in the urine; may appear as diffusely pink or red urine or as clots (appear as clumps of solid red or black jelly) or streaks of red
Burning abdominal pain
An unpleasant feeling or discomfort felt in the belly or belly, typically right around the bottom of the rib cage on the front; may feel like burning or heat; often occurs with indigestion
Chest tightness
An uncomfortable feeling of pressure or squeezing in the chest, typically felt under the breastbone; often described as "an elephant sitting on my chest"
Chills
Sudden feeling of being cold when others do not feel cold; often leads to shivering or pale skin; often occurs with fever, despite actual body temperature being elevated
Congestion in chest
A feeling of stuffiness in the chest due to built up mucus or phlegm in the lungs; chest may feel like a rubber band is tied around it and that it is difficult to breath; coughing up mucus or phlegm is a related symptom
Constipation
Bowel movements that occur less often than usual or are harder to pass
Coryza
Feeling of stuffiness or congestion within the nose and back of the throat, often caused by mucus or phlegm from the common cold
Cough
A quick burst of air from the lungs usually in an attempt by the body to clear out mucus (i.e. "phlegm") or something blocking the airways
Coughing up sputum
Sticky fluid (white, clear, light green, light yellow, or light brown) coming from the back of your throat after coughing
Cramps and spasms
A sudden, non-purposeful contraction or tensing of muscles that lasts a short period of time and then goes away, sometimes leading to brief but severe pain
Decreased appetite
A decrease in hunger or desire to eat even after not eating for long periods of time; may be due to nausea, fatigue, low mood (and inability to enjoy things you normally do), etc.
Delusions or hallucinations
Seeing, hearing, or feeling things that others cannot or that do not exist (e.g. hearing voices); or, having strong beliefs that no one else believes (e.g. people out to get you, people reading your thoughts)
Depression
A feeling of low mood that won't go away, often described as "sad," "empty, "hopeless," "helpless," or "worthless;" often accompanied by decreased energy and inability to feel pleasure
Depressive or psychotic symptoms
A long-standing feeling of lowered mood (e.g. "sad" or "worthless") or elevated mood (e.g. "giddy" or "on top of the world"), as well as strange (e.g. seeing or hearing things that others don't) or disordered thoughts
Diarrhea
A condition in which stool (i.e. "feces" or "poop") is either liquid or very loose and bowel movements are more frequent (typically 3 or more times per day)
Difficulty breathing
Often described as "shortness of breath," this is the feeling of not getting enough air and needing to breath harder or faster, sometimes accompanied by sounds such as wheezing
Difficulty in swallowing
Any problems related to swallowing, including feeling of food getting stuck, pain with swallowing, difficulty initiating swallowing, difficulty controlling food or saliva in the mouth, and coughing or choking when swallowing
Diminished hearing
Decreased ability to hear in one or both ears (e.g. television needs to be louder, frequently asking others to repeat themselves especially on the telephone, not hearing the phone or doorbell ring)
Diminished vision
Objects you see appear blurrier than usual, either close up (e.g. reading a book) or far away (e.g. reading a sign)
Disturbance of memory
Any new and unusual problems with memory, including difficulty remembering recent or past events, forgetfulness (e.g. of where you left your keys), etc.
Dizziness
Often difficult to describe, dizziness may be a feeling of lightheartedness, instability, "head spinning," "room spinning," or loss of balance
Drug abuse
Continuing to use drugs (alcohol, marijuana, inhalants, prescription, heroin) despite it causing problems in your life (e.g. arrests, problems in your career or relationships, health)
Ear pain
Also referred to as "earache," this is an unpleasant feeling or discomfort (e.g. pounding, pressure, throbbing, sharp, achy) originating from the ear (either felt to be inside the ear or outside)
Ear symptoms
Any unusual feeling in the ear, including pain, pressure, or clogging
Elbow pain
An unpleasant feeling or discomfort (e.g. throbbing, sharp, achy) felt between the arm and forearm; pain is often worse with movement at the joint
Eye discharge
Excess or unusual fluid oozing from the eye (other than normal tears during crying and normal crustiness when waking); may be clear and tear-like, bloody, cloudy, or yellow and sticky
Eye redness
Increased redness in the white part of the eye. The redness is often due to enlarged blood vessels
Facial pain
An unpleasant feeling or discomfort (e.g. throbbing, sharp, achy) felt anywhere on the front side of the head, including the forehead, cheeks, and jaw
Fainting
A brief loss of consciousness (i.e. "passing out"); fainting is usually the end result of not enough blood reaching the brain, the cause of which may vary
Fatigue
A feeling throughout the entire body of weakness, lack of energy, malaise, tiredness, exhaustion, or lethargy
Feeling ill
Often referred to as "feeling sick" or "feeling out of it"; an uncomfortable feeling throughout most of the body, such as fatigue, tiredness, decreased energy, weakness, or feeling lightheaded or woozy
Fever
A high body temperature above 101 °F. Fever is commonly in response to infection, but may also be due to autoimmune diseases, drugs, or cancers
Fluid retention
Holding on to too much water in the body, often causing symptoms such as swelling of the legs, ankles, feet, or belly, as well as cough and shortness of breath
Flu-like syndrome
Having multiple symptoms similar to influenza, including fever, muscle aches, fatigue, cough, runny nose, sore throat, headache, chills, nausea/vomiting, and loss of appetite
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