Misdiagnosis of Paresthesia
Misdiagnosis of Paresthesia
Diagnosing paresthesia and its cause may be delayed or missed because the paresthesia may not be severe or bothersome enough for a person to seek medical care. In addition, diagnosing the underlying or associated disease, disorder or condition can be delayed because noticeable symptoms, such as paresthesia, may not occur for months or years, such as in diabetes. Paresthesia is a symptom of many different conditions, so a thorough medical evaluation is needed to ensure an accurate diagnosis of the reason for paresthesia....more about Paresthesia »
Alternative diagnoses list for Paresthesia:
For a diagnosis of Paresthesia,
the following list of conditions
have been mentioned in sources
as possible alternative diagnoses
to consider during the diagnostic process for Paresthesia:
Diseases for which Paresthesia may be an alternative diagnosis
The other diseases for which Paresthesia
is listed as a possible alternative
diagnosis in their lists include:
Paresthesia: Hidden Causes Misdiagnosed?
Causes of Paresthesia may include these medical conditions:
Paresthesia: Medical Mistakes
Related medical mistakes may include:
Paresthesia: Undiagnosed Conditions
Commonly undiagnosed conditions in related areas may include:
- Nerve Disorders: serious diseases commonly undiagnosed:
- Chronic Pain Disorders -- serious medical disorders that may be undiagnosed:
- more undiagnosed conditions...»
Common Misdiagnoses and Paresthesia
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.
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.
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.
General Misdiagnosis Articles
Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.
When checking for a misdiagnosis of Paresthesia
or confirming a diagnosis of Paresthesia,
it is useful to consider what other
medical conditions might be possible misdiagnoses or other alternative
conditions relevant to diagnosis.
These alternate diagnoses of Paresthesia may already have
been considered by your doctor or may need to be considered as possible
alternative diagnoses or candidates for misdiagnosis of Paresthesia.
For a general overview of misdiagnosis issues for all diseases,
see Overview of Misdiagnosis.
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