I'm not a hypocondriac, but I notice lately I've been more sensitive with different pains I get and I come to boards like this and other places online and read things that freak me out so much I go to the ER. I've been to the ER 11 times since February with different pains and issues that I should go see my doctor about. I did find out I have gallstones, fibroids and ovarian cysts because of my trips to the ER. I've learned to try to deal with pain and if I start vomiting, have diarrhea that doesn't stop for a few days or have a really high fever, I'm going to just call the doctor and see what she says. I'm going to a general surgeon on Thursday to discuss my gallstones.
I'd say stop looking at stuff online and if you have really bad medical issues to consult a doctor. I'm glad though that there are places like this, because I found out that I am not the only person with some medial issues. I will use places like this as a support group and not look for medical advice. But this is just me.