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Misdiagnosis of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Misdiagnosis of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

A diagnosis of the STDs can easily be missed or delayed because there may be no symptoms in early stages, and the infected person may be unaware of an infection. Embarrassment and not being honest with the health care provider about specific symptoms, such as discharge from the penis or pubic itching, can also delay a diagnosis. In addition, some symptoms of some STDs, such as weight loss and flu-like symptoms, can mimic many other conditions, such as influenza.

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 Sexually Transmitted Diseases »

Sexually Transmitted Diseases misdiagnosis: Several types of STDs have no symptoms in many patients, even after some time. A large proportion of people with chlamydia, HPV, trichomoniasis, bacterial vaginosis, or gonorrhea will have no major symptoms, if any. Surprisingly, genital herpes can also have no symptoms in some people. Even HIV has a long latent phase, typically many years, before the early symptoms of AIDS begin....more about Sexually Transmitted Diseases »

Diseases for which Sexually Transmitted Diseases may be an alternative diagnosis

The other diseases for which Sexually Transmitted Diseases is listed as a possible alternative diagnosis in their lists include:

Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Medical Mistakes

Related medical mistakes may include:

Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed conditions in related areas may include:

Common Misdiagnoses and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Rare Types

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

Medical news summaries about misdiagnosis of Sexually Transmitted Diseases:

The following medical news items are relevant to misdiagnosis of Sexually Transmitted Diseases:

General Misdiagnosis Articles

Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.

About misdiagnosis:

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


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