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Misdiagnosis of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Misdiagnosis of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

A prompt diagnosis and treatment of pelvic inflammatory disease infection increases the chances of preserving fertility and preventing other complications, such as ectopic pregnancy, and chronic pelvic pain.

A diagnosis of pelvic inflammatory disease can be missed or delayed because there may be no symptoms in the earliest, most curable stage. When symptoms do occur, they can be similar to symptoms of certain other diseases, such as appendicitis, food poisoning or food borne illness, ruptured ovarian cyst, diverticulitis, and ovarian torsion. Because of these factors, it is important to have regular medical care throughout a lifetime in order to maximize the chances of early diagnosis and treatment....more about Pelvic Inflammatory Disease »

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease misdiagnosis: Pelvic inflammatory disease is not usually misdiagnosed....more about Pelvic Inflammatory Disease »

Alternative diagnoses list for Pelvic Inflammatory Disease:

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

Diseases for which Pelvic Inflammatory Disease may be an alternative diagnosis

The other diseases for which Pelvic Inflammatory Disease is listed as a possible alternative diagnosis in their lists include:

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: Hidden Causes Misdiagnosed?

Causes of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease may include these medical conditions:

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: Medical Mistakes

Related medical mistakes may include:

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed conditions in related areas may include:

Common Misdiagnoses and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

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.

Rare type of breast cancer without a lump: There is a less common form of breast cancer called inflammatory breast cancer. Its symptoms can be an inflammation of the breast tissue, such as with a breast rash with redness and warmth, but not necessarily a physical breast lump. This type of breast cancer should be considered as an uncommon possibility for certain types of breast symptoms.

Misdiagnosed weight-related causes of infertility: A woman's weight status can affect her level of fertility. Although obesity or overweight can in themselves reduce fertility, there are other weight-related or associated medical conditions that further reduce fertility. Some of these hidden causes include COPD, diabetes, thyroid disorders (overactive thyroid or underactive thyroid) and metabolic syndrome. See also other causes of infertility.

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: Rare Types

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

Medical news summaries about misdiagnosis of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease:

The following medical news items are relevant to misdiagnosis of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease:

Misdiagnosis and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease deaths

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


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