Misdiagnosis of Puberty
Puberty: Medical Mistakes
Related medical mistakes may include:
Puberty: Undiagnosed Conditions
Commonly undiagnosed conditions in related areas may include:
Discussion of diagnosis/misdiagnosis of Puberty:
Puberty: NWHIC (Excerpt)
Called premature adrenarche, it is caused by the early maturation of
the adrenal gland resulting in increased androgen secretion. Adrenal
androgens cause pubic & armpit hair to develop and it is often
accompanied by a notable increase in body odor. These signs do not
indicate premature puberty (which would be marked by the beginnings of
breast development). (Source: excerpt from Puberty: NWHIC)
Puberty: NWHIC (Excerpt)
Abnormal breast lumps in adolescent girls are uncommon. The first
question that may come to a parent's mind is, "Can this be breast cancer?"
The answer is, probably not. Less than 0.1% of all patients with breast
cancer are under age twenty.
Though the majority of adolescents who see their doctor for a breast
lump have normal breast tissue, other conditions do sometimes arise. The
most common is benign fibrocystic change. A fibrocystic mass may or may
not cause some pain or discomfort. If a cystic mass is suspected and
persists the physician may recommend a fine needle aspiration. This is
normally a quick office procedure. More than fifty percent of all women
will have fibrocystic changes at some point in their life. The cause is
Adolescent breast lumps can occasionally be a fibroadenoma [a benign
growth that is encapsulated, rubbery, and non-tender with no nipple
discharge]. These are sometimes removed for evaluation or, if very large,
to prevent breast distortion. Other conditions can cause lumps but are
even less likely. (Source: excerpt from Puberty: NWHIC)
Common Misdiagnoses and Puberty
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.
Puberty: Rare Types
Rare types of medical disorders and diseases in related medical areas:
Medical news summaries about misdiagnosis of Puberty:
The following medical news items
are relevant to misdiagnosis of Puberty:
General Misdiagnosis Articles
Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.
When checking for a misdiagnosis of Puberty
or confirming a diagnosis of Puberty,
it is useful to consider what other
medical conditions might be possible misdiagnoses or other alternative
conditions relevant to diagnosis.
These alternate diagnoses of Puberty may already have
been considered by your doctor or may need to be considered as possible
alternative diagnoses or candidates for misdiagnosis of Puberty.
For a general overview of misdiagnosis issues for all diseases,
see Overview of Misdiagnosis.
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