Misdiagnosis of Restless leg syndrome
Alternative diagnoses list for Restless leg syndrome:
For a diagnosis of Restless leg syndrome,
the following list of conditions
have been mentioned in sources
as possible alternative diagnoses
to consider during the diagnostic process for Restless leg syndrome:
Diseases for which Restless leg syndrome may be an alternative diagnosis
The other diseases for which Restless leg syndrome
is listed as a possible alternative
diagnosis in their lists include:
Restless leg syndrome: Hidden Causes Misdiagnosed?
Causes of Restless leg syndrome may include these medical conditions:
Restless leg syndrome: Medical Mistakes
Related medical mistakes may include:
Restless leg syndrome: 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 Restless leg syndrome
RLS sleep disorder causing night-time leg sensations often misdiagnosed: A common but relatively unknown
sleep-related disorder called Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is often misdiagnosed.
The typical symptoms are night-time tingling, crawling, or burning sensations in the legs,
with the irresistable urge to move the legs.
This need for leg movement leads to tossing and turning, or getting up out of bed,
all of which interferes with the ability to fall asleep.
The sufferer then has the typical symptoms of sleep deprivation during the day: fatigue, tiredness,
morning headaches, irritability, poor concentration and so on.
This condition is sometimes misdiagnosed as other conditions
such as ADHD, sleep disorders, other causes of insomnia, or other causes of leg tingling.
Many patients also suffer from a related disorder called
Periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD), which causes leg spasms
or other jerky movements.
See introduction to RLS or introduction to PLMD.
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.
Medical news summaries about misdiagnosis of Restless leg syndrome:
The following medical news items
are relevant to misdiagnosis of Restless leg syndrome:
General Misdiagnosis Articles
Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.
When checking for a misdiagnosis of Restless leg syndrome
or confirming a diagnosis of Restless leg syndrome,
it is useful to consider what other
medical conditions might be possible misdiagnoses or other alternative
conditions relevant to diagnosis.
These alternate diagnoses of Restless leg syndrome may already have
been considered by your doctor or may need to be considered as possible
alternative diagnoses or candidates for misdiagnosis of Restless leg syndrome.
For a general overview of misdiagnosis issues for all diseases,
see Overview of Misdiagnosis.