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Misdiagnosis of Nerve entrapment

Misdiagnosis of Nerve entrapment

A diagnosis of nerve entrapment may be delayed or missed because early symptoms, such as pain, tingling, burning and weakness, may develop slowly over weeks or months. Symptoms of nerve entrapment are also similar to symptoms of other common conditions and diseases. These include aging, arthritis, tendonitis, tenosynovitis, bursitis, back strain, diabetic neuropathy, multiple sclerosis, hyperventilation, stroke, TIA, and overactive bladder....more about Nerve entrapment »

Diseases for which Nerve entrapment may be an alternative diagnosis

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

Nerve entrapment: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed conditions in related areas may include:

Common Misdiagnoses and Nerve entrapment

Thigh tingling need not be multiple sclerosis: There is a fairly common nerve condition called meralgia paresthetica that typically results in symptoms such as thigh tingling or thigh numbness. It is a form of nerve symptom, and usually has fairly simple treatments and good prognosis. For such symptoms, the other possibilities nevertheless do include multiple sclerosis or other spinal nerve conditions. See introduction to meralgia paresthetica and introduction to multiple sclerosis.

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.

Medical news summaries about misdiagnosis of Nerve entrapment:

The following medical news items are relevant to misdiagnosis of Nerve entrapment:

General Misdiagnosis Articles

Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.

About misdiagnosis:

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


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