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Undiagnosed Thyroid disorders

Failure to diagnose Thyroid disorders

Vague or mild symptoms: Thyroid disorders may have only vague symptoms in early stages, or otherwise mild symptoms, leading to a delayed diagnosis.

Undiagnosed prevalence of Thyroid disorders:

about 13 million (based on estimates from the AACE, as reported by Reader's Digest 1; estimated 8 million people (American Medical Women's Association)

Undiagnosed prevalence rate:

approx 1 in 20 or 4.78% or 13 million people in USA [about data]

Undiagnosed prevalence statistics about Thyroid disorders:

The following statistics relate to undiagnosed cases of Thyroid disorders:

  • More than half of 13 million cases are undiagnosed in the US (American Medical Women’s Association)

Medical news about undiagnosed Thyroid disorders:

The following medical news items are relevant to nondiagnosis of Thyroid disorders:

Undiagnosed Diseases

Read our premium medical health articles on topics related to undiagnosed conditions in general, not necessarily specific to Thyroid disorders:

About undiagnosed conditions:

One possible misdiagnosis is the failure to correctly diagnose Thyroid disorders leading to a person remaining with undiagnosed Thyroid disorders. Any condition can potentially be missed and stay undiagnosed. For a general overview of diseases that are often undiagnosed, see Failure to Diagnose or Under-Diagnosed Diseases.

1. Reader's Digest, February 2004, "10 Diseases Doctors Miss", page 120

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