Misdiagnosis of Trigeminal neuralgia
Alternative diagnoses list for Trigeminal neuralgia:
For a diagnosis of Trigeminal neuralgia,
the following list of conditions
have been mentioned in sources
as possible alternative diagnoses
to consider during the diagnostic process for Trigeminal neuralgia:
Diseases for which Trigeminal neuralgia may be an alternative diagnosis
The other diseases for which Trigeminal neuralgia
is listed as a possible alternative
diagnosis in their lists include:
Trigeminal neuralgia: Hidden Causes Misdiagnosed?
Causes of Trigeminal neuralgia may include these medical conditions:
- Benign tumor of the meninges
- Facial nerve tumor
- Enlarged blood vessels
- Often, no cause can be found. However, areas of brain swelling or abnormal blood vessels (arteriovenous malformations) can cause it
- more causes...»
Trigeminal neuralgia: Undiagnosed Conditions
Commonly undiagnosed conditions in related areas may include:
- Nerve Disorders: serious diseases commonly undiagnosed:
- Chronic Pain Disorders -- serious medical disorders that may be undiagnosed:
- more undiagnosed conditions...»
Common Misdiagnoses and Trigeminal neuralgia
Cluster of diseases with difficult diagnosis issues: There is a well-known list of
medical conditions that are all somewhat difficult to diagnose, and all can present
in a variety of different severities.
Diseases in this group include multiple sclerosis, lupus, Lyme disease, fibromyalgia,
thyroid disorders (hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism),
chronic fatigue syndrome, diabetes - all of these can have vague symptoms in their early presentations.
Also, depression can have some symptoms similar to these conditions, and also the reverse,
that many of these conditions can mimic depression and be misdiagnosed as depression.
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.
Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency
is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of multiple sclerosis).
See symptoms of Vitamin B12 deficiency or misdiagnosis of multiple sclerosis.
General Misdiagnosis Articles
Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.
When checking for a misdiagnosis of Trigeminal neuralgia
or confirming a diagnosis of Trigeminal neuralgia,
it is useful to consider what other
medical conditions might be possible misdiagnoses or other alternative
conditions relevant to diagnosis.
These alternate diagnoses of Trigeminal neuralgia may already have
been considered by your doctor or may need to be considered as possible
alternative diagnoses or candidates for misdiagnosis of Trigeminal neuralgia.
For a general overview of misdiagnosis issues for all diseases,
see Overview of Misdiagnosis.