Misdiagnosis of Mastitis
Misdiagnosis of Mastitis
A diagnosis of mastitis may be delayed or missed because some symptoms can mimic symptoms of other diseases and conditions. These include fibrocystic breasts, breast cyst, breast cancer, and breast abscess. Symptoms of a mastitis may also be masked or hidden by engorged breasts....more about Mastitis »
Mastitis is rarely misdiagnosed as another illness....more about Mastitis »
Alternative diagnoses list for Mastitis:
For a diagnosis of Mastitis,
the following list of conditions
have been mentioned in sources
as possible alternative diagnoses
to consider during the diagnostic process for Mastitis:
Diseases for which Mastitis may be an alternative diagnosis
The other diseases for which Mastitis
is listed as a possible alternative
diagnosis in their lists include:
Mastitis: Hidden Causes Misdiagnosed?
Causes of Mastitis may include these medical conditions:
- Blocked breast ducts
- Cracked nipples
- Breast milk oversupply
- Breast bacterial infection
- more causes...»
Mastitis: Medical Mistakes
Related medical mistakes may include:
Mastitis: Undiagnosed Conditions
Commonly undiagnosed conditions in related areas may include:
Common Misdiagnoses and Mastitis
Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely
to cause some level of diarrhea in patients.
The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria,
but can also kill the "good" bacteria in the gut.
This leads to "digestive imbalance" where there are too few remaining "good"
bacteria in the digestive system.
The treatment is typically to use "probiotics", such as by eating yoghurt cultures
containing more of the good bacteria.
See digestive imbalance and probiotics.
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.
Undiagnosed celiac disease in pregnancy harms fetus: The failure
to diagnose the common but less known digestive disease celiac disease (see symptoms of celiac disease)
is linked to adverse fetal outcomes.
See misdiagnosis of celiac disease.
Misdiagnosed weight-related causes of infertility: A woman's weight status
can affect her level of fertility.
Although obesity or overweight can in themselves reduce fertility, there are other
weight-related or associated medical conditions that further reduce fertility.
Some of these hidden causes include COPD, diabetes, thyroid disorders (overactive thyroid
or underactive thyroid) and metabolic syndrome.
See also other causes of infertility.
Mastitis: 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 Mastitis:
The following medical news items
are relevant to misdiagnosis of Mastitis:
General Misdiagnosis Articles
Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.
When checking for a misdiagnosis of Mastitis
or confirming a diagnosis of Mastitis,
it is useful to consider what other
medical conditions might be possible misdiagnoses or other alternative
conditions relevant to diagnosis.
These alternate diagnoses of Mastitis may already have
been considered by your doctor or may need to be considered as possible
alternative diagnoses or candidates for misdiagnosis of Mastitis.
For a general overview of misdiagnosis issues for all diseases,
see Overview of Misdiagnosis.
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