Asymptomatic means there are no symptoms. You are considered asymptomatic if you:
- Have recovered from an illness or condition and no longer have symptoms
- Have an illness or condition (such as early stage high blood pressure or glaucoma) but do not have symptoms of it
National Cancer Institute. NCI dictionary of cancer terms. www.cancer.gov/publications/dictionaries/cancer-terms?cdrid=46520. Accessed January 24, 2016.
Asymptomatic conditions - illustration
An illness or condition that is present without any recognizable symptoms is regarded as an asymptomatic condition.
Review Date: 12/10/2016
Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.