Symptomatic can mean showing symptoms, or it may concern a specific symptom. Symptoms may be signs of disease or injury. They are what a person feels.

Many conditions and diseases have symptoms. A cough can be symptomatic of an upper respiratory infection.

When a person has some symptoms associated with a disease or condition, they are considered symptomatic. When a disease exists without noticeable symptoms, the person is asymptomatic.


Certain symptoms can usually be linked to certain conditions and diseases. For instance, a cough is a reaction to an infection in the upper respiratory system.