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Misdiagnosis of Dizziness

Misdiagnosis of Dizziness

Diagnosing dizziness and its cause may be delayed or missed because the dizziness may not be severe or consistent enough for a person to seek medical care. In addition, diagnosing the underlying or associated disease, disorder or condition can be delayed because noticeable symptoms, such as dizziness, may not occur for months or years, such as in cardiovascular disease. Dizziness is a symptom of many different conditions, so a thorough medical evaluation is needed to ensure an accurate diagnosis of the reason for the dizziness....more about Dizziness »

Common Misdiagnoses and Dizziness

MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked. This is particularly true of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), for which the symptoms are typically mild. The symptoms has also relate to a relatively mild brain injury (e.g. fall), that could have occurred days or even weeks ago. Vestibular dysfunction, causing vertigo-like symptoms, is a common complication of mild brain injury. See causes of dizziness, causes of vertigo, or misdiagnosis of MTBI.

Medical news summaries about misdiagnosis of Dizziness:

The following medical news items are relevant to misdiagnosis of Dizziness:

General Misdiagnosis Articles

Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.

About misdiagnosis:

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

 

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