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One in four women misdiagnose themselves on internet

18th April 2012

Research has suggested that up to a quarter of women have bought the wrong medication after misdiagnosing themselves on the internet.

A growing number of women with embarrassing medical conditions are consulting 'Dr Google' and up to 10% who have obtained the wrong medication have suffered unpleasant side effects as a result. A significant proportion of women admitted diagnosing themselves online and buying a treatment without checking with pharmacists if it is the correct product and others said they would seek to treat medical problems themselves before consulting doctors.

 

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