->''"If you haven't got your health, then you haven't got anything."''
-->-- '''Count Rugen''', ''Film/ThePrincessBride''

''Tropes about illness, disabilities, mutilations and scars.''

''Not to be confused with IndexSyndrome''
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'''Categories:'''
+ ArtisticLicenseBiology
+ ArtisticLicenseMedicine
+ ArtisticLicensePharmacology
+ DeathTropes
+ DisabilityTropes
++ DisabilitySuperpower
+ DoctorIndex
+ HealingAndCuringTropes
+ HollywoodPsych
+ InjuryTropes
+ MadnessTropes
+ MedicalHorror
+ PharmacologyTropes
+ ThisIndexIsARealPain
+ ToxicTropes
]

!! Tropes:
* AcheyScars: Scars hurting, often with importance.
* AltItis: Not really a disease. This is the existence of a whole lot of alternate characters in a video game.
* AnnoyingPatient: A patient annoys the doctors and nurses.
* AntidoteEffect: Keeping an antidote in a game just because it might be useful in a ''very'' specific and annoying situation.
* ArtificialLimbs: A character gains an artificial arm or leg. [[GoodProstheticEvilProsthetic Designs may vary.]]
* BillyNeedsAnOrgan: Someone needs an organ replaced so someone else does something crazy to get them their needed organ.
* TheBlackDeath: A plague that happened in Medieval times.
* BlindMistake: Someone makes a mistake because they can't see. May or may not involve disease.
* BloodFromEveryOrifice: Bleeding out of the mouth, nose and eyes.
* BloodFromTheMouth: Bleeding out of the mouth.
* BrainFever: A serious fictional disease that happens in the brain and is brought on by a bad experience.
* BrokenAngel: A supernatural creature gets sick or hurt in a way that affects their magic.
* BuryYourDisabled: A disabled character dies.
* CaretakerReversal: Alice cares for Bob, then Bob cares for Alice when he no longer needs to be cared for. May involve illness.
* CatchYourDeathOfCold: Colds can be caught from the weather.
* CATTrap: Someone gets put in a scanning machine and it freaks them out.
* CollapsedMidSpeech: Someone [[{{Fainting}} goes unconscious]] in the middle of a big speech.
* ColorBlindConfusion: Someone gets mixed up due to colour-blindness.
* ComatoseCanary: An unconscious person somehow responds or is implied to have responded to a person talking to them.
* ContaminationSituation: A plot that centres around contamination somehow.
* ConvenientComa: Someone being unconscious puts the plot or other characters in a convenient situation but is often unrealistic.
* ConvenientTerminalIllness: A character sacrifices (or at least makes the decision to sacrifice) themselves because they were terminally ill anyway.
* ConvulsiveSeizures: Someone has a seizure and loses all control over their whole body.
* CoveredWithScars: Somebody has scars all over their body.
* CuteMute: Someone is cute and cannot speak. May or may not be because they're sick.
* DarkLordOnLifeSupport: Villains who need technology to survive.
* DeepSleep: Someone is sleeping very heavily and hard to wake. May not involve illness.
* DefinitelyJustACold: Someone acts as if their serious symptoms are trivial.
* DepravedDwarf: Someone is evil and short.
* DiagnosisFromDrBadass: Someone diagnoses themselves or someone else in a very accurate way, as though they were a medical doctor, even if they're not.
* DiseaseBleach: Someone's hair goes grey or white due to illness.
* DiseaseByAnyOtherName: A disease which the characters don't know the name of but it's described in enough detail that the viewers/readers can figure out what the disease is.
* TheDiseaseThatShallNotBeNamed: A disease that acts like a certain disease (cancer, TB etc) but is not named.
* DiseasedName: Someone is named after a disease.
* DreamCrushingHandicap: Someone wants to do something, but they can't because they have a disability.
* DuelingScar: A scar on someone's face which signifies they're militaristic.
* EvilAlbino: An albino who's a villain. Albinism isn't a disease but it's on here anyway.
* EvilCripple: A villain who's severely disabled.
* ExtremeLibido: A character who, because they're sick or not, is obsessed with sex.
* EyepatchOfPower: Someone has one eye covered but sees perfectly fine.
* FakeRabies: Someone, often a dog, gets foamy stuff on their face which makes other people think that the person or the creature is rabid.
* FeverDreamEpisode: An episode that focuses on nightmares or hallucinations brought on by illness.
* FictionalDisability: A character is handicapped in a manner that doesn't exist in the real world.
* TheFoodPoisoningIncident: Getting sick from bad food.
* GeniusCripple: Someone is a genius and disabled.
* GreenAroundTheGills: Sick or nauseated folk's faces turn green.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Sometimes, scars mean a character is good, other times they mean the character is evil.
* HandicappedBadass: Someone can do action-y things despite being disabled.
* HealingHerb: Plants with healing powers.
* HealingPotion: A potion with healing powers.
* HealthcareMotivation: Someone is determined to get the money to buy a cure for another person, who is sick.
* HealThyself: Someone finds a med kit and heals themselves.
* HeroicAlbino: An albino who's a good guy.
* HiccupHijinks: An episode centred on trying to get rid of hiccups (which are not a disease but it's on here anyway).
* HookHand: Someone with a hook or similar for a hand.
* {{Hypochondria}}: Someone thinks they're sick when they're really not.
* IdealIllnessImmunity: Someone is immune to all diseases.
* IllGirl: A sick woman whose sickness is meant to be cute.
* ImprobableAntidote: An antidote that works in an unlikely way.
* IncurableCoughOfDeath: Coughing seems to be fatal.
* InducedHypochondria: Someone tries to make someone else think they're sick.
* InformedSelfDiagnosis: A doctor diagnoses themselves with all the relevant info.
* InstantIllness: An illness progresses very quickly.
* JumpingToConclusionsDiagnosis: Someone thinks someone else or themselves is/are sick due to one trivial symptom that healthy people get too (e.g. sneezing).
* LittlestCancerPatient: A child with a terminal illness.
* MagicAntidote: An antidote which heals instantly.
* MalfunctionMalady: Someone's superpowers don't work if they're sick.
* MindVirus: An ailment similar to a computer virus that infects minds.
* MunchausenSyndrome: PlayingSick to get attention due to a psychological disorder.
* ThePatientHasLeftTheBuilding: A patient leaves, despite being told not to.
* PatientZero
* PerfectHealth: People don't sneeze, cough or whatever unless they're sick, and when they ''do'' get sick, it has to be a plot point.
* ThePlague: A serious disease that affects a lot of people.
** HatePlague: A plague that makes everyone grumpy and impolite.
** MysticalPlague: A plague brought on by magic.
** SyntheticPlague: A plague that was created via genetic engineering.
* PlagueDoctor: A doctor who specialises in treating plague patients.
* {{Plaguemaster}}: A character who likes to spread disease.
* PlayingSick: Faking illness.
* PlotAllergy: Allergies as a plot device.
* PlotInducedIllness: Someone gets sick because it's convenient to the plot.
* PullTheIV: Someone must spring into action when he's in hospital, so he or somebody else pulls his IV out.
* PolkaDotDisease: Spots on the skin as a visual indicator of illness.
* QuarantineWithExtremePrejudice: People are attacked or put in quarantine regardless of whether or not they're carrying the illness.
* ResurrectionSickness: Someone seems a bit groggy or sick upon being resurrected.
* RupturedAppendix: Appendicitis.
* ScarsAreForever: Scars last the rest of the person's life.
* ScarSurvey: Someone (usually a woman) asks someone else (usually a man whom she is dating or will end up hooking up with) how he got his scars. Both have to be good guys.
* SeadogPegLeg: A sailor has a wooden leg.
* SelfInducedAllergicReaction: Someone exposes himself to what triggers his allergy so that he'll have an allergic reaction.
* SelfSurgery: Someone tries to do surgery on himself.
* SequentialSymptomSyndrome: Someone recites the symptoms of a malady while someone else shows them in the order they're being recited.
* {{Sequelitis}}: Not actually a disease. This is a YMMV trope for viewers liking the sequel less than the original.
* SickbedSlaying: Someone is slain while in a hospital bed.
* SickEpisode: An episode focused on an illness.
* SicklyProdigy: Someone is a genius and is sick.
* SoapOperaDisease: A serious, ambiguous disease.
* [[{{Somethingitis}} Something-itis]]: Adding "itis" at the end of a word (or a bunch of words) to make it sound like a disease.
* SoupIsMedicine: Soup is associated with being fed to invalids.
* SterilityPlague: A disease that means you can't have babies.
* STDImmunity: Someone is immune to STD's.
* StressVomit: Throwing up because you're scared.
* TaintedVeins: Someone with a serious and/or weird disease has more veins visible than would be normal.
* TerrifiedOfGerms: Someone is [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes afraid]] of germs.
* TelevisuallyTransmittedDisease: Someone on TV gets a rare disease that's treated as common.
* ThatOldTimePrescription: Primitive healers using old-fashioned medicine.
* ThermometerGag: Someone either dislikes having to hold the thermometer in their mouth or gets the thermometer [[AssShove stuck up their butt]] by mistake.
* TheTonsillitisEpisode: An episode centred on a character getting tonsillitis.
* TheTopicOfCancer: Cancer is treated as the scariest illness.
* TyphoidMary: Someone spreads a disease but doesn't have it themselves.
* UnexpectedPositive: Someone is not worried about their health but takes a medical test anyway, and gets a positive result unexpectedly.
* VictorianNovelDisease: Someone has a terminal illness but looks and often acts fine.
* VirusMisnomer: Something gets referred to as a virus but is not a virus.
* WeCanRebuildHim: Someone is cured by being turned into a cyborg.
* WeWillHavePerfectHealthInTheFuture: In the future, most or all diseases are cured.
* WheelchairWoobie: Someone is TheWoobie, due to needing a wheelchair, crutches or similar.
* WorkingThroughTheCold: Working despite being sick.
* WoundThatWillNotHeal: A wound which takes a long time or forever to heal.
* YouDontWantToCatchThis: PlayingSick in order to make others fear you're contagious.
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