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20th Jun '16 9:15:58 AM KatanaCat
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* Zigzagged in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries''. The illness that Genie gets ''is'' DefinitelyJustACold, but the problem is, when genies get colds, [[PowerIncontinence they can't control their magic]]. ''Big'' problem. So while Jasmine has to watch over a sick genie who's magic threatens to level the city (and in one scene, launches about ten {{Baleful Polymorph}}s at her in a row in a fit of sneezing) Aladdin has to find a gemstone that can cure in a forbidden temple guarded by a divine, golden guardian, without Genie's help. (Fortunately, the guardian [[RiddlingSphinx prefers brainteasers to physical fighting]].)

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* Zigzagged in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries''. The illness that Genie gets ''is'' DefinitelyJustACold, but the problem is, when genies get colds, [[PowerIncontinence they can't control their magic]]. ''Big'' problem. So while Jasmine has to watch over a sick genie who's whose magic threatens to level the city (and in one scene, launches about ten {{Baleful Polymorph}}s at her in a row in a fit of sneezing) Aladdin has to find a gemstone that can cure in a forbidden temple guarded by a divine, golden guardian, without Genie's help. (Fortunately, the guardian [[RiddlingSphinx prefers brainteasers to physical fighting]].)
13th May '16 12:14:13 PM Pichu-kun
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* In ''Animation/LeafieAHenIntoTheWild'' Leafie starts exhibiting signs of illness when her son is a teenager. It starts with a sneeze but she ignores it. Hens are not meant to live in marshes. [[spoiler:Leafie dies by a HeroicSacrifice rather than by being eaten]].



* Zigzagged in one episode of the ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' series. The illness that Genie gets ''is'' DefinitelyJustACold, but the problem is, when genies get colds, [[PowerIncontinence they can't control their magic]]. ''Big'' problem. So while Jasmine has to watch over a sick genie who's magic threatens to level the city (and in one scene, launches about ten {{Baleful Polymorph}}s at her in a row in a fit of sneezing) Aladdin has to find a gemstone that can cure in a forbidden temple guarded by a divine, golden guardian, without Genie's help. (Fortunately, the guardian [[RiddlingSphinx prefers brainteasers to physical fighting]].)

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* Zigzagged in one episode of the ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' series.''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries''. The illness that Genie gets ''is'' DefinitelyJustACold, but the problem is, when genies get colds, [[PowerIncontinence they can't control their magic]]. ''Big'' problem. So while Jasmine has to watch over a sick genie who's magic threatens to level the city (and in one scene, launches about ten {{Baleful Polymorph}}s at her in a row in a fit of sneezing) Aladdin has to find a gemstone that can cure in a forbidden temple guarded by a divine, golden guardian, without Genie's help. (Fortunately, the guardian [[RiddlingSphinx prefers brainteasers to physical fighting]].)
15th Jan '16 6:39:28 PM azul120
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* Lemmy from Music/{{Motorhead}}, in his final days, had been ill and had only known himself to have diabetes, until after months and months of checkups and only mere days before his demise, had been finally found to be in an advanced stage of cancer.
31st Dec '15 4:49:40 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''{{Community}}'' episode "Epidemiology", a number of guests at the college's Halloween party come down with a mystery ailment whose symptoms include fever and stomachaches. Rich, a doctor, claims the symptoms point to food poisoning which the dean told him to rule out. Then, Star-Burns enters the quarantine area and is grabbed and bitten by the infected Pierce who has a bloodthirsty look on his face. Rich then rules out food poisoning.

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* In the ''{{Community}}'' ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode "Epidemiology", a number of guests at the college's Halloween party come down with a mystery ailment whose symptoms include fever and stomachaches. Rich, a doctor, claims the symptoms point to food poisoning which the dean told him to rule out. Then, Star-Burns enters the quarantine area and is grabbed and bitten by the infected Pierce who has a bloodthirsty look on his face. Rich then rules out food poisoning.
7th Nov '15 1:52:12 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* There are people who react this way to being ill, and of course most of the time they are right. However once you get past a certain age you really need to be a little more careful because eventually something will find you as your immune system weakens with age.
* Sometimes one of the early symptoms of a heart attack is the heart pumping a little more sluggishly. Blood pools in the lower extremities applying pressure to the intestines. This makes people think they simply have to use the toilet - many heart attack victims are found on the toilet because of this, and if you've ever wondered why hospitals put emergency pulls next to toilets, now you know.
* A month prior to his death from AIDS, Music/EazyE admitted himself to the hospital for what he suspected was a case of asthma. He soon learned he had been living with the aforementioned disease.

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* There are people who react this way to being ill, and of course most of the time they are right. However once you get past a certain age you really need to be a little more careful because eventually something will find you as your immune system weakens with age.
* Sometimes one of the early symptoms of a heart attack is the heart pumping a little more sluggishly. Blood pools in the lower extremities applying pressure to the intestines. This makes people think they simply have to use the toilet - many heart attack victims are found on the toilet because of this, and if you've ever wondered why hospitals put emergency pulls next to toilets, now you know.
* A month prior to his death from AIDS, death, Music/EazyE admitted himself to the hospital for what he suspected was a case of asthma. He soon learned he had been living with was in the aforementioned disease.advanced stages of AIDS.
7th Nov '15 1:51:10 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Film/{{District 9}}'': So, you or a coworker for a multinational corporation tasked with monitoring aliens were exposed to an unknown black substance in possession of said aliens, which has caused you to: drip black from your nose, vomit black, drop fingernails, and look like you're suffering acute pneumonia. Do you A. Report your condition and have the original substance examined, B. Take a sick day to sort it out yourself, or C. Nothing at all? The answer, of course, is C. Of course, one must remember that, at the time, said infectee was trying his best to make a good impression after a recent promotion. He refuses treatment so as not to look weak or incompetent to his superiors.

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* ''Film/{{District 9}}'': So, you or a coworker for a multinational corporation tasked with monitoring aliens were Wikus is exposed to an unknown black substance in possession of said aliens, which has caused you to: causes him to drip black from your his nose, vomit black, drop black fluid, lose fingernails, and look like you're he's suffering acute pneumonia. Do you A. Report your condition pneumonia, and have shits his pants. He ignores the original substance examined, B. Take a sick day to sort it out yourself, or C. Nothing at all? The answer, of course, is C. Of course, one must remember that, at the time, said infectee was symptoms because he's trying his best to make a good impression after a recent promotion. He refuses treatment so as not to look weak or incompetent to his superiors.



* In ''Film/{{Slither}}'', the increasingly deforming marks, welts and swelling caused by infection by the alien worms are invariably "bug bites". Even when the bearers of said bug bites are shambling around like zombies, eating dead neighbors, or turning into amorphous tentacle monsters.

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* In ''Film/{{Slither}}'', the increasingly deforming marks, welts and swelling caused by infection by the alien worms are invariably "bug bites". Even when the bearers of said the bug bites are shambling around like zombies, eating dead neighbors, or turning into amorphous tentacle monsters.
3rd Nov '15 1:59:53 AM KurosakiMaya
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* In ''Literature/DeepLove'' [[spoiler:-Ayu-]] believes it's a fever when it clearly isn't. [[spoiler:It's AIDS.]]

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* In ''Literature/DeepLove'' [[spoiler:-Ayu-]] [[spoiler:Ayu]] believes it's a fever when it clearly isn't. [[spoiler:It's AIDS.]]
* In ''Manga/BokuNoHatsukoiWoKimiNiSasagu'', Kou suffers numerous headaches after [[spoiler: the car accident]], but he brushes them off saying he's just tired. [[spoiler: They're symptoms of brain hemorrhage, that end up making him faint and enter brain death state.
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31st Oct '15 7:21:11 AM DoctorNemesis
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-> ''The first three "symptoms you should not ignore" were: rectal bleeding; loss of height; and sudden blindness! ''Who ignores sudden blindness?'' Who sits in the office at lunchtime going "Oh, who turned out the lights? Oh, no, I can't see a thing, it's awful, I'm no use to anyone today. I'll answer phones, that's all I can do, that's all I'll be good for today. Oh, don't make a fuss, don't make a fuss, don't make a fuss."''

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-> ''The first three "symptoms you should not ignore" were: rectal bleeding; loss of height; and sudden blindness! ''Who ignores sudden blindness?'' blindness?!'' Who sits in the office at lunchtime going "Oh, who turned out the lights? Oh, no, I can't see a thing, it's awful, I'm no use to anyone today. I'll answer phones, that's all I can do, that's all I'll be good for today. Oh, don't make a fuss, don't make a fuss, don't make a fuss."''
30th Sep '15 1:42:16 AM Aquila89
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* Parodied in ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'' with a increasingly ill looking man with a severe cough who insists it's just that. Until one day his love interest shows up at the train station to meet him and he's not there. Then he shows up looking perfectly fine.

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* Parodied in ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'' with a increasingly ill looking man with a severe cough who insists it's just that.that (while sad music plays in the background). Until one day his love interest shows up at the train station to meet him and he's not there. Then he shows up looking perfectly fine.
26th Sep '15 4:38:58 PM azul120
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Actually, the more obvious it's not a normal illness, the less likely they'll mention it. Even if your cast includes some of the most helpful doctors or mind readers, the character won't bring it up for quite a few episodes in a row, constantly making the excuse they're just a bit under the weather. This manages to convince their [[IdiotBall unusually thick friends.]]

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Actually, the more obvious it's not a normal illness, the less likely they'll mention it. Even if your cast includes some of the most helpful doctors or mind readers, the character won't bring it up for quite a few episodes in a row, constantly making the excuse they're just a bit under the weather. This manages to convince their [[IdiotBall unusually thick friends.]]
friends]].



* Asa from ''VisualNovel/{{Shuffle}}'', who denies there's a problem even as she's intermittently losing consciousness in the hospital. She can easily cure herself with a simple spell, but she ''doesn't want to hurt her mom's feelings.''

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* Asa from ''VisualNovel/{{Shuffle}}'', who denies there's a problem even as she's intermittently losing consciousness in the hospital. She can easily cure herself with a simple spell, but she ''doesn't want to hurt her mom's feelings.''feelings''.



* In ''Literature/DeepLove'' [[spoiler:-Ayu-]] believes it's a fever when it clearly isn't. [[spoiler: It's [=AIDs=].]]

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* In ''Literature/DeepLove'' [[spoiler:-Ayu-]] believes it's a fever when it clearly isn't. [[spoiler: It's [=AIDs=].[[spoiler:It's AIDS.]]



* In ''Film/CabinFever'', Marcy discovers some tender red marks on her back while washing her face. [[AsYouKnow There's a flesh eating disease going around, by the way.]] But Marcy instead seems to believe these marks came from her friend Paul fondling her too vigorously when they recently made love, and even chastises him for this. To add injury to insult, Marcy had (unbeknownst to either of them) just infected Paul with the deadly disease, because she insisted they [[ButWeUsedACondom didn't need a condom]] because [[BlatantLies she claimed she was healthy.]]

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* In ''Film/CabinFever'', Marcy discovers some tender red marks on her back while washing her face. [[AsYouKnow There's a flesh eating disease going around, by the way.]] But Marcy instead seems to believe these marks came from her friend Paul fondling her too vigorously when they recently made love, and even chastises him for this. To add injury to insult, Marcy had (unbeknownst to either of them) just infected Paul with the deadly disease, because she insisted they [[ButWeUsedACondom didn't need a condom]] because [[BlatantLies she claimed she was healthy.]] healthy]].



* ''VideoGame/{{Pokemon Conquest}}'' has Hanbei use a similar excuse on Hideyoshi when asked why he's coughing up a storm. Kanbei doesn't buy it and for good reasons. His real life counterpart was diagnosed with tuberculosis and died from it.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Pokemon Conquest}}'' ''VideoGame/PokemonConquest'' has Hanbei use a similar excuse on Hideyoshi when asked why he's coughing up a storm. Kanbei doesn't buy it and for good reasons. His real life counterpart was diagnosed with tuberculosis and died from it.


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* A month prior to his death from AIDS, Music/EazyE admitted himself to the hospital for what he suspected was a case of asthma. He soon learned he had been living with the aforementioned disease.
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