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Re: Doctor Career: Symptoms and Illness List
« Reply #25 on: June 04, 2015, 08:48:31 AM »
@Dellena I'm glad you've been having so much success with the career! Having the information all in one place has definitely helped me, too. And I agree- once you know what you're doing, the doctor career becomes a lot more fun!

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Re: Doctor Career: Symptoms and Illness List
« Reply #26 on: October 12, 2015, 08:20:09 PM »
Thanks for such a great guide!:) If I'm not mistaken, the glow/aura around the Alien Sims reflects their moods. I've noticed this in my sims before, such as when they're happy, they have a green aura around them. That could be the case for the alien in the picture, as she has an orange aura, signifying the Uncomfortable moodlet. Hope this helps (if I'm right!)! ;D



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Re: Doctor Career: Symptoms and Illness List
« Reply #27 on: October 12, 2015, 09:26:15 PM »
You're welcome for the help, and also welcome to the forum! :D You're right about the alien aura, as I've learned since making this post. I might go back and delete or add an edit to that part to avoid confusion for anyone reading the guide. Thank you, though.  :)

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Re: Doctor Career: Symptoms and Illness List
« Reply #28 on: January 06, 2016, 06:22:03 PM »
a very useful guide, thank you very much! I actually got all 3 surgeries (for the 7th step of the career ladder) done on the first day (which were all 3 different illnesses, too) and ranked up right after.  8)

I've actually found something recently (that isn't really useful for this guide, I suppose, but still relative to illness in this game)

Using the sims.add_buff cheat to give sims symptoms, if you enter seeingthings_severe, which causes the Delirious moodlet (which causes the swatting at the air), it will give the sim a star-shaped rash that doesn't show up with any illness in the game (unless of course, it DOES show up and is just very rare). Interesting!


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Re: Doctor Career: Symptoms and Illness List
« Reply #29 on: February 20, 2016, 01:40:48 PM »
Great guide, i've been following it and only had one case misdiagnosed, probably because I misread a symptom.  However, I did want to make a note that I saw the orange and green spots, not the swirls, coughing and dizziness and got a guaranteed diagnosis of triple threat.  I've also had triple threat with the swirls, so I'm guessing both rashes can present themselves.  I was pretty sure it was triple threat because of the other symptoms, but I did waste a lot of time running tests because it was so weird that the rash was different!  Could also be a game bug, though, but you might want to include it anyway in case anyone else runs into a similar patient! 

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Re: Doctor Career: Symptoms and Illness List
« Reply #30 on: March 28, 2016, 05:02:52 PM »
@Kamek You're welcome! And wow, that it quite interesting! I've definitely never seen that pattern before.

@pepper I'm glad the guide is helping so much! It's totally possible that the orange and green spots are a symptom of Triple Threat and I just missed it. Thank you for mentioning it. :D

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Re: Doctor Career: Symptoms and Illness List
« Reply #31 on: March 28, 2016, 09:01:58 PM »
@officialghosts Yeah! Maybe they intended to include another illness with that symptom but decided against it.

Also, the spotty rash is indeed part of the triple threat! Because it comes with the symptom of coughing/sneezing. This is also why the giggling symptom is part of itchy plumbob: to give it another rash. I've been playing the doctor career a LOT...

So knowing which rash goes with what symptom helps a lot with diagnosing.



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Re: Doctor Career: Symptoms and Illness List
« Reply #32 on: March 29, 2016, 11:52:11 AM »
Every time my doctor sim was about to diagnose the patients' signs, I opened Carl's Guide doctor career page. The best help from there was just keep testing X-ray and Running machine until the signs narrow down. I could get only 2 choices eventually, then I was able to diagnose nearly perfectly. The other thing I tried is I edited the hospital. I put x-ray, chemical analyzer, running machine and patient bed in each room so that my doctor sim won't waste time for walking around and it saved a lot of time and he could test more and more. Also he updated all the machines  using night time. He used to get home at 9 pm for updating machines very often. Eventually, he was able to reach to the top level 10. :)

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Re: Doctor Career: Symptoms and Illness List
« Reply #33 on: April 28, 2016, 05:16:30 PM »
Hi! I just registered to add my input, since I couldn't find this exact info anywhere else in this thread.

I just had a patient both itching and swiping. I made a guess and succesfully diagnosed and treated for Itchy Plumbob.

Don't know if those symptoms combined always indicates Itchy Plumbob, but at least now it's out there for other confused simmers to make an educated guess :)

Btw, thank you so much for this list! Without it, I probably never would've tried this career. I do NOT have the patience :p

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Re: Doctor Career: Symptoms and Illness List
« Reply #34 on: December 25, 2016, 02:46:25 PM »
I love this list. Thank you! I just had a patient come in with a rash, upset stomach, and the diagnosis was Gas & Giggles (the swab gave me the answer or I would have guessed wrong). Just thought I'd mention it since neither clue would have given me the right answer if my sim hadn't figured it out on her own.

Here's the rash:

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Re: Doctor Career: Symptoms and Illness List
« Reply #35 on: December 30, 2016, 01:08:04 AM »
@Teeg  thank you! I will see if i can make any meaningful edits to the page, I haven't personally played a Dr. in a while now!

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Re: Doctor Career: Symptoms and Illness List
« Reply #36 on: January 07, 2017, 05:55:59 PM »
My doctor sim had completed in Logic skill before joining doctor career. He failed mostly every time he analyzed patients' samples. I thought it maybe..from not upgraded machine or it's just due to the low level at career, he was only level 2, orderly. So my sim upgraded the machine, then he didn't fail in it, also he was level 3 at career. Now he got promoted to Medical Technologist. I'm worried he will be failed in treating his first patient. 
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Re: Doctor Career: Symptoms and Illness List
« Reply #37 on: January 20, 2017, 11:51:47 AM »
@Carl Just found a new presentation for sweaty shivers. On your tutorial page it just mentions the patient being itchy. My patient presented with a fever and orange/green spot rash. Not itchy. I thought it was definitely llama flu but it ended up being Sweaty Shivers (guaranteed diagnosis).

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Re: Doctor Career: Symptoms and Illness List
« Reply #38 on: August 16, 2018, 12:30:29 AM »
Based on the wonderful data officialghosts kindly put together, I created a spreadsheet that has helped me tremendously in combining symptoms for a diagnosis. I hope it can come in handy for others. Use it in good sim health!

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« Reply #39 on: August 16, 2018, 06:57:19 PM »
A different spreadsheet for the same purpose.

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Re: Doctor Career: Symptoms and Illness List
« Reply #40 on: August 31, 2018, 06:54:48 PM »
@Surrenadee This is pretty handy. I may refer people to this whenever I get around to doing a Dr. video... having all this solid info on symptoms is really the best thing that can be done to help people. This was definitely the hardest career in Sims I have ever covered.

Thanks for your contributions.