The Ultimate Diagnosis Quiz
by Staff
Play doctor in our ultimate diagnosis quiz! Test your medical knowledge, and see how much you know about rare medical disorders.

A 35-year-old woman comes into your office complaining of constipation. Which one of these diseases is most likely NOT the cause?

  • Chagas disease
  • Depression
  • GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)

A 49-year-old man is complaining of a fever and dizziness that doesn’t get better when he rests or drinks a lot fluid. What could it be?

  • Middle ear infection
  • Anemia
  • High blood pressure

An 18-year-old girl comes in complaining of being bloated but also losing her appetite. What is your diagnosis?

  • Gastroenteritis (stomach flu)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Gallstones

According to one study in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings, what percentage of medical intensive care unit patients were misdiagnosed?

  • 15 percent
  • 20 percent
  • More than 20 percent

Approximately 15 percent of patients don’t actually need this common surgery. Name it:

  • Appendectomy
  • Hysterectomy
  • Angioplasty

An older woman walks in to your office with swollen legs and yellow fingernails. You notice that her toenails are also yellow. She also complains of respiratory issues. What is causing her symptoms?

  • Yellow Nail Syndrome
  • Lymphedema
  • Fungal Infection

A two-year-old comes to your office scratching his arm and has a small, raised bump on his arm with a red circular area surrounding it. What is your diagnosis?

  • Ant attack
  • Spider bite
  • Mosquito bite

Your next appointment shows up complaining of speech impairment, difficulty walking and symptoms of dementia. She says her symptoms have been growing steadily worse. You also notice a yellow tint to her skin and visible signs of weakness. What is your diagnosis?

  • Hyponatremia
  • Graves Disease
  • Wilson's Disease

A patient comes to your office with a bulge on his testicle. It’s not causing any pain or discomfort, but it’s worrisome to him. Which of these conditions is probably NOT the cause?

  • Testicular Cancer
  • Variocele
  • Hydrocele

A 55-year-old woman comes in with hand tremors. What question most likely WON’T help make a diagnosis?

  • Do hand tremors run in your family?
  • How much caffeine do you drink?
  • Are you eating enough protein?

A pale five-year-old boy comes into your office with complaints about bruising easily and bleeding gums. What could be the cause?

  • Leukemia
  • Scurvy
  • Brushing his teeth too hard

An obese woman who smokes came in the ER complaining of tingling in her left arm and difficulty walking. What is your diagnosis?

  • Stroke
  • Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease
  • Ataxia (Louis-Bar Syndrome)

A patient walks in to your office with dark red, irregular patches of skin and unusual overgrowths of cartilage. Sections of her skeleton are beginning to look deformed. What is your diagnosis?

  • Fucosidosis
  • Maffucci Syndrome
  • Ollier Disease

A woman comes in to her appointment having lost weight inexplicably with strange lesions on her skin. She’s had a few for years, but more and more are starting to appear. What is your diagnosis?

  • Degos Disease
  • Kohlmeier Disease
  • Both

A lethargic young man walks into your office and appears to be disoriented. He tells you that he has been eating and sleeping nonstop for the past week and has been very irritable whenever awake. What is your diagnosis?

  • Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Kleine-Levin Syndrome
  • Narcolepsy

Worried about her child’s development, a mother comes to your office with her son. After an examination, you notice his feet are abnormally large, especially compared to the rest of his body. His jaw and front of his skull seem to be enlarged as well. What is your diagnosis?

  • Acromegaly
  • Cushing Syndrome
  • Hypopituitarism

A mother comes into your office with her two-year-old daughter who is beginning to lose basic motor and communication skills. You also notice the child is having involuntary hand gestures. What is your diagnosis?

  • Angelmand Syndrome
  • Rett Syndrome
  • Autism

A man comes into your office complaining of a swollen right leg. He claims that ever since he returned from vacation in Tahiti, he has been experiencing fever, chills and headaches. What do you think the culprit is?

  • Filariasis
  • Lymphedema
  • Influenza

A 40-year-old man walks into your office limping. A heavy smoker, he complains of a progressing numbness and tingling of his legs. You notice lesions along his legs as well. What is your diagnosis?

  • Dermatitis
  • Gout
  • Buerger's Disease

A patient comes to your office complaining of swollen, painful joints. He has had a fever recently and has broken out in a hive-like rash all over his body. What is your diagnosis?

  • Pseudogout
  • Lupus
  • Schnitzler Syndrome