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Misdiagnosis of Breast abscess

Misdiagnosis of Breast abscess

A diagnosis of a breast abscess may be delayed or missed because some symptoms, such as a breast lump, mimic symptoms of other diseases and conditions. These include fibrocystic breasts, breast cyst, breast cancer, and mastitis. Early symptoms of a breast abscess may also be masked or hidden by engorged breasts....more about Breast abscess »

Breast abscess misdiagnosis: A breast abscess is rarely misdiagnosed as another illness....more about Breast abscess »

Alternative diagnoses list for Breast abscess:

For a diagnosis of Breast abscess, the following list of conditions have been mentioned in sources as possible alternative diagnoses to consider during the diagnostic process for Breast abscess:

Diseases for which Breast abscess may be an alternative diagnosis

The other diseases for which Breast abscess is listed as a possible alternative diagnosis in their lists include:

Breast abscess: Hidden Causes Misdiagnosed?

Causes of Breast abscess may include these medical conditions:

Breast abscess: Medical Mistakes

Related medical mistakes may include:

Breast abscess: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed conditions in related areas may include:

Common Misdiagnoses and Breast abscess

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.

Breast abscess: Rare Types

Rare types of medical disorders and diseases in related medical areas:

General Misdiagnosis Articles

Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.

About misdiagnosis:

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


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