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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:

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.

About misdiagnosis:

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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