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Misdiagnosis of Graves Disease

Misdiagnosis of Graves Disease

A diagnosis of Graves' disease may be delayed or missed because some symptoms, such as nervousness, irritability fatigue, weight gain, muscle aches and weakness can be ambiguous and/or mild. These symptoms can be easily attributed to other conditions, such as excessive coffee drinking, aging, stress, anxiety, excessive exercise, lack of exercise, perimenopause, cold weather or the side effects of medications....more about Graves Disease »

Alternative diagnoses list for Graves Disease:

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

Diseases for which Graves Disease may be an alternative diagnosis

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

Graves Disease: Hidden Causes Misdiagnosed?

Causes of Graves Disease may include these medical conditions:

  • Graves's disease is autoimmune in etiology. The autoimmune process in Graves disease isinfluenced by a combination of environmental and genetic factors
  • more causes...»

Graves Disease: Medical Mistakes

Related medical mistakes may include:

Graves Disease: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed conditions in related areas may include:

Common Misdiagnoses and Graves Disease

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.

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.

Thyroid disorders greatly under-diagnosed: One study found that about 10% of people had undiagnosed thyroid disorders, mostly hyperthyroidism, but also hypothyroidism. The symptoms of thyroid disorders are often mild, making the symptoms easy to overlook, or misdiagnose as another less serious condition. See symptoms of thyroid disorders or misdiagnosis of thyroid disorders.

Graves Disease: Rare Types

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

Medical news summaries about misdiagnosis of Graves Disease:

The following medical news items are relevant to misdiagnosis of Graves Disease:

General Misdiagnosis Articles

Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.

About misdiagnosis:

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

 

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