Misdiagnosis of Polycythemia vera
Alternative diagnoses list for Polycythemia vera:
For a diagnosis of Polycythemia vera,
the following list of conditions
have been mentioned in sources
as possible alternative diagnoses
to consider during the diagnostic process for Polycythemia vera:
Diseases for which Polycythemia vera may be an alternative diagnosis
The other diseases for which Polycythemia vera
is listed as a possible alternative
diagnosis in their lists include:
Common Misdiagnoses and Polycythemia vera
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.
General Misdiagnosis Articles
Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.
When checking for a misdiagnosis of Polycythemia vera
or confirming a diagnosis of Polycythemia vera,
it is useful to consider what other
medical conditions might be possible misdiagnoses or other alternative
conditions relevant to diagnosis.
These alternate diagnoses of Polycythemia vera may already have
been considered by your doctor or may need to be considered as possible
alternative diagnoses or candidates for misdiagnosis of Polycythemia vera.
For a general overview of misdiagnosis issues for all diseases,
see Overview of Misdiagnosis.