Definition of self-diagnose in English:



  • 1[no object] Diagnose oneself as having a particular medical condition.

    ‘many patients self-diagnose and do not seek medical attention for their symptoms’
    • ‘This week, he explains how MediaLab Europe's technology raises the prospect of teens self-diagnosing on the Internet.’
    • ‘They also said their patients were more likely to self-diagnose these days than they were 10 years ago.’
    1. 1.1[with object]Diagnose (an illness or other problem) in oneself.
      ‘patients will often self-diagnose varicose veins’