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Misdiagnosis of Nosebleeds

Misdiagnosis of Nosebleeds

Diagnosing epistaxis and its cause may be delayed or missed because in some cases, epistaxis may not be severe enough for a person to seek medical care. If epistaxis is caused by cocaine use, a person may not seek medical treatment and diagnosis out of shame or for fear of being reported to authorities. Epistaxis is a symptom of many different conditions, so a thorough medical evaluation is needed to ensure an accurate diagnosis of the reason for epistaxis....more about Nosebleeds »

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Alternative diagnoses list for Nosebleeds:

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

Nosebleeds: Hidden Causes Misdiagnosed?

Causes of Nosebleeds may include these medical conditions:

Nosebleeds: Medical Mistakes

Related medical mistakes may include:

Nosebleeds: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed conditions in related areas may include:

Common Misdiagnoses and Nosebleeds

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.

Chronic lung diseases hard to diagnose: Some of the chronic lung diseases are difficult to diagnose. Even the well-knowns conditions such as asthma or lung cancer often fail to be diagnosed early. Some of the chronic lung diseases with diagnostic difficulties include asthma (perhaps surprisingly), COPD, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, mesothelioma, smoker's cough, AIDS-related respiratory conditions (see AIDS), chronic pneumonia, and other respiratory diseases. Rare possibilities include diseases like psittacosis (bird-related lung infection). See other types of chronic lung diseases.

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


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