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Causes of Tetany may include these medical 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.
Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.
When checking for a misdiagnosis of Tetany or confirming a diagnosis of Tetany, it is useful to consider what other medical conditions might be possible misdiagnoses or other alternative conditions relevant to diagnosis. These alternate diagnoses of Tetany may already have been considered by your doctor or may need to be considered as possible alternative diagnoses or candidates for misdiagnosis of Tetany. For a general overview of misdiagnosis issues for all diseases, see Overview of Misdiagnosis.
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