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Misdiagnosis of Menstrual irregularities

Menstrual irregularities: Misdiagnosis

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.

Menstrual irregularities: Related Misdiagnoses

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.

Menstrual irregularities: Possibly Deadly Misdiagnoses

Some of the causes, which may potentially be dangerous or fatal if left undiagnosed, may include:

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Conditions listing medical symptoms: Menstrual irregularities:

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