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Misdiagnosis of Cushing-like symptoms

Cushing-like symptoms: Misdiagnosis

A diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome may be delayed or missed because some symptoms, such as fatigue, weight gain, memory problems, and emotional changes can be ambiguous and/or mild. These symptoms can be easily attributed to other conditions, such as aging, lack of exercise, and perimenopause. If you experience these symptoms or are taking corticosteroid medications, it is important to report any changes of side effects promptly to your health care provider.

Cushing-like symptoms: Related Misdiagnoses

Cushing's disease can be mistaken for depression: Cushing's disease (or similarly Cushing's syndrome) is a possible misdiagnosis for a person diagnosed with depression. It is an endocrine disorder with many depressive-like characteristics, but also some physical symptoms; see symptoms of Cushing's disease. Cushing's disease may also have schizophrenia-like symptoms such as paranoia and delusions, leading to a misdiagnosis of schizophrenia. Manic or euphoria type symptoms are also possible, with a misdiagnosis of bipolar disorder. See overviews of depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and Cushing's disease.

Leg cramps at night a classic sign: The symptom of having leg muscle cramps, particularly at night, is a classic sign of undiagnosed diabetes. However, there are also various other causes. See causes of leg cramps or misdiagnosis of diabetes.

Pituitary conditions often undiagnosed cause of symptoms: There are a variety of symptoms that can be caused by a pituitary disorder (see symptoms of pituitary disorders). For example, fatigue, headache, weight gain, diabetes-like symptoms, and various other symptoms. Pituitary tumors and other similar conditions are not as rare as physicians tend to believe. See introduction to pituitary conditions.

More about Misdiagnosis

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Cushing-like symptoms:

The following list of conditions have 'Cushing-like symptoms' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Cushing-like symptoms:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Cushing-like symptoms' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.

 

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