Should you Google your diagnosis before seeing a specialist? This depends on the level of certainty about your diagnosis before your visit. If you look up a disease or condition that you do not actually have this can be confusing and distressing.
However, if your doctor has made a clear diagnosis of a
condition that requires a specialist opinion, looking it up online can be
useful. Keep in mind that not all information online is equally useful or
Searching your diagnosis on Google does provide you with an opportunity to think about
questions that you would want to ask your specialist during the consultation.
Remember to make notes and write down questions that you want to ask.