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Misdiagnosis of Bladder Cancer

Misdiagnosis of Bladder Cancer

A diagnosis of bladder cancer can be delayed or missed because some symptoms of bladder cancer can be similar to symptoms of other diseases or conditions. These include urinary tract infection, bladder infection, cystitis, pyelonephritis, overactive bladder, stress incontinence, and some sexually transmitted diseases....more about Bladder Cancer »

Alternative diagnoses list for Bladder Cancer:

For a diagnosis of Bladder Cancer, the following list of conditions have been mentioned in sources as possible alternative diagnoses to consider during the diagnostic process for Bladder Cancer:

Diseases for which Bladder Cancer may be an alternative diagnosis

The other diseases for which Bladder Cancer is listed as a possible alternative diagnosis in their lists include:

Bladder Cancer: Hidden Causes Misdiagnosed?

Causes of Bladder Cancer may include these medical conditions:

  • Tobacco smoking
  • Occupations at risk are metal industry workers, rubber industry workers, workers in the textile industry, and people who work in printing, auto mechanics have an elevated risk of bladder cancer due to their frequent exposure to hydrocarbons and petroleum-based chemicals. Hairdressers are thought to be at risk as well because of their frequent exposure to permanent hair dyes
  • Certain drugs such as cyclophosphamide and phenacetin
  • Chronic bladder irritation (infection, bladder stones, catheters, bilharzia) predisposes to squamous cell carcinoma of the bladder
  • more causes...»

Bladder Cancer: Medical Mistakes

Related medical mistakes may include:

Bladder Cancer: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed conditions in related areas may include:

Discussion of diagnosis/misdiagnosis of Bladder Cancer:

These symptoms are not sure signs of bladder cancer. Infections, benign tumors, bladder stones, or other problems also can cause these symptoms. Anyone with these symptoms should see a doctor so that the doctor can diagnose and treat any problem as early as possible. People with symptoms like these may see their family doctor or a urologist , a doctor who specializes in diseases of the urinary system. (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Bladder Cancer: NCI)

Common Misdiagnoses and Bladder Cancer

Spitz nevi misdiagnosed as dangerous melanoma skin cancer: One possible misdiagnosis to consider in lieu of melanoma is spitz nevi. See melanoma and spitz nevi.

Interstitial cystitis an under-diagnosed bladder condition: The medical condition of interstitial cystitic is a bladder condition that can be misdiagnosed as various conditions such as overactive bladder or other causes of pelvic pain. This condition can cause chronic pelvic pain or symptoms of urinary incontinence, similar to overactive bladder. Millions of patients may be misdiagnosed - an estimated third of the 9 million women with chronic pelvic pain (CPP) or 4.5 million of the 17 million women with overactive bladder syndrome do not respond well to treatment, and may have interstitial cystitis rather than their given diagnosis. In other words, about 6 million US women may have misdiagnosed interstitial cystitis. See interstitial cystitis or overactive bladder, or incontinence.

Bladder Cancer: Rare Types

Rare types of medical disorders and diseases in related medical areas:

Medical news summaries about misdiagnosis of Bladder Cancer:

The following medical news items are relevant to misdiagnosis of Bladder Cancer:

General Misdiagnosis Articles

Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.

About misdiagnosis:

When checking for a misdiagnosis of Bladder Cancer or confirming a diagnosis of Bladder Cancer, it is useful to consider what other medical conditions might be possible misdiagnoses or other alternative conditions relevant to diagnosis. These alternate diagnoses of Bladder Cancer may already have been considered by your doctor or may need to be considered as possible alternative diagnoses or candidates for misdiagnosis of Bladder Cancer. For a general overview of misdiagnosis issues for all diseases, see Overview of Misdiagnosis.

 

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