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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:

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.

About misdiagnosis:

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.

 

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