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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:

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.

About misdiagnosis:

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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