Misdiagnosis of Cystitis
Misdiagnosis of Cystitis
People who are young or middle-aged are often diagnosed and treated quickly with cystitis. This is because the symptoms are often so painful, sudden and/or inconvenient that they seek prompt medical care.
However, in the elderly population, symptoms of cystitis may be overlooked, delaying a diagnosis. Elderly people with cystitis caused by a bacterial urinary tract infection are more likely than younger people not to be diagnosed early.
The elderly often do not report the obvious symptoms that younger people have, such as urination (frequency). They may also have far more vague symptoms that are similar to many diseases or may be assumed to be due to aging. These symptoms include confusion, disorientation, fatigue, weakness, behavior changes or falling. In addition, because incontinence is common in the elderly, they may not be aware of the symptom of (frequency)....more about Cystitis »
Alternative diagnoses list for Cystitis:
For a diagnosis of Cystitis,
the following list of conditions
have been mentioned in sources
as possible alternative diagnoses
to consider during the diagnostic process for Cystitis:
Diseases for which Cystitis may be an alternative diagnosis
The other diseases for which Cystitis
is listed as a possible alternative
diagnosis in their lists include:
Cystitis: Hidden Causes Misdiagnosed?
Causes of Cystitis may include these medical conditions:
Cystitis: Medical Mistakes
Related medical mistakes may include:
Cystitis: Undiagnosed Conditions
Commonly undiagnosed conditions in related areas may include:
Common Misdiagnoses and Cystitis
Rare type of breast cancer without a lump: There is a less common form
of breast cancer called inflammatory breast cancer.
Its symptoms can be an inflammation of the breast tissue, such as with a breast rash
with redness and warmth, but not necessarily a physical breast lump.
This type of breast cancer should be considered as an uncommon possibility
for certain types of breast symptoms.
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.
Cystitis: Rare Types
Rare types of medical disorders and diseases in related medical areas:
- Women's Reproductive Health -- rare types of diseases:
- Women's General Health: rare types of diseases:
- Pregnancy: rare types of diseases:
- more rare diseases...»
Medical news summaries about misdiagnosis of Cystitis:
The following medical news items
are relevant to misdiagnosis of Cystitis:
General Misdiagnosis Articles
Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.
When checking for a misdiagnosis of Cystitis
or confirming a diagnosis of Cystitis,
it is useful to consider what other
medical conditions might be possible misdiagnoses or other alternative
conditions relevant to diagnosis.
These alternate diagnoses of Cystitis may already have
been considered by your doctor or may need to be considered as possible
alternative diagnoses or candidates for misdiagnosis of Cystitis.
For a general overview of misdiagnosis issues for all diseases,
see Overview of Misdiagnosis.
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