How to Ask Questions on WebMD

By John Leonard

WebMD is a website (at that connects you with important information regarding hundreds of medical conditions, treatments and medications. You can ask questions on WebMD and get the opinions of fellow users or consult with one of several experts across a variety of medical fields. Remember that, while WebMD may provide you with some in-depth information and quick answers, you should always consult your primary care physician about any serious health concerns.

Step 1

Create a free WebMD account. Click the “Register” link found toward the upper right sid of the WebMD home page. You will need to provide basic information such as your name, email address and birth date, and will also have to create a password.

Step 2

Click the “Message Boards” link under the “Community” heading toward the bottom right of the WebMD home page to access the message boards.

Step 3

Browse the message boards by topic. They are listed alphabetically. Click the title of the message board you wish to view.

Step 4

Use the search feature to browse previously posted questions or ask your own question by clicking the “Start Discussion” link.

Step 5

Click the “Experts” link to browse the message boards moderated by qualified doctors in a variety of fields. Click the name of the doctor you wish to ask a question, and then click the “Support Group” link in the doctor's profile to ask a question.

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