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Misdiagnosis of Myelodysplastic syndromes

Misdiagnosis of Myelodysplastic syndromes

Because there frequently are no symptoms of myelodysplastic syndromes in the early phases of the diseases, people may be unaware that something is wrong. This can result in a delay in seeking medical care and a diagnosis. In addition, symptoms, such as fatigue and weakness may be mistaken by older people as a normal part of the aging process, further delaying a diagnosis. In addition, symptoms, such as frequent infections or shortness of breath, are common to many other disease processes and conditions, such as emphysema or HIV/AIDS.

To ensure a prompt diagnosis of myelodysplastic syndrome, you should seek prompt medical care if you experience these or other symptoms, such as easy bruising or bleeding, fever, or an unusual rash-like condition, called petechiae, which are tiny red spots that are caused by bleeding under the skin....more about Myelodysplastic syndromes »

Alternative diagnoses list for Myelodysplastic syndromes:

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

Diseases for which Myelodysplastic syndromes may be an alternative diagnosis

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

Myelodysplastic syndromes: Medical Mistakes

Related medical mistakes may include:

Myelodysplastic syndromes: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed conditions in related areas may include:

Common Misdiagnoses and Myelodysplastic syndromes

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.

Spitz nevi misdiagnosed as dangerous melanoma skin cancer: One possible misdiagnosis to consider in lieu of melanoma is spitz nevi. See melanoma and spitz nevi.

Myelodysplastic syndromes: Rare Types

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

Misdiagnosis and Myelodysplastic syndromes deaths

Myelodysplastic syndromes is a condition that can possibly be deadly if misdiagnosed...more »

General Misdiagnosis Articles

Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.

About misdiagnosis:

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


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