Misdiagnosis of Menstrual conditions
Misdiagnosis of Menstrual conditions
Symptoms of mild menstrual irregularities can be similar to and confused with symptoms of serious conditions, such as uterine cancer, pelvic inflammatory disease, and ovarian cysts. Some of these conditions can be very serious, even fatal, if left untreated. In addition, untreated menstrual irregularities can also lead to serious complications, such as infertility.
Because of these factors, it is vital that women with symptoms of menstrual irregularities take seek medical care and a definitive diagnosis from a gynecologist, who is a specialist in women's reproductive health....more about Menstrual conditions »
Menstrual conditions: Medical Mistakes
Related medical mistakes may include:
Menstrual conditions: Undiagnosed Conditions
Commonly undiagnosed conditions in related areas may include:
Common Misdiagnoses and Menstrual conditions
Unnecessary hysterectomies due to undiagnosed bleeding disorder in women: The bleeding disorder
called Von Willebrand's disease is quite common in women, but often fails to be correctly diagnosed.
Women with the condition tend to have heavy periods, since they actually have a bleeding disorder.
Severe afflictions may result in the women receiving a hysterectomy unnecessarily, when the
underlying cause has not been identified.
See the introduction to Von Willebrand's disease and bleeding disorder.
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.
Female athlete syndrome leads to undiagnosed osteoporosis: Younger women are not usually
considered as candidates for diagnosis of osteoporosis.
However, a pattern of three conditions can occur in female athletes: disordered eating, amenhorrhea,
and bone loss (osteoporosis).
See introduction to osteoporosis.
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.
Menstrual conditions: 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 Menstrual conditions:
The following medical news items
are relevant to misdiagnosis of Menstrual conditions:
General Misdiagnosis Articles
Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.
When checking for a misdiagnosis of Menstrual conditions
or confirming a diagnosis of Menstrual conditions,
it is useful to consider what other
medical conditions might be possible misdiagnoses or other alternative
conditions relevant to diagnosis.
These alternate diagnoses of Menstrual conditions may already have
been considered by your doctor or may need to be considered as possible
alternative diagnoses or candidates for misdiagnosis of Menstrual conditions.
For a general overview of misdiagnosis issues for all diseases,
see Overview of Misdiagnosis.