Misdiagnosis of Trichomoniasis
Misdiagnosis of Trichomoniasis
A prompt diagnosis and treatment of trichomoniasis infection increases the chances of preserving fertility and preventing other complications, such as pelvic inflammatory disease and prostatitis.
Trichomoniasis is quick and easy to diagnose, but a diagnosis can be missed or delayed because there are often no symptoms in men. Symptoms that do occur in men and symptoms in women can be similar to symptoms of certain other diseases, such as urinary tract infection, chlamydia, vaginal candidiasis and other sexually transmitted diseases. 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 Trichomoniasis »
Alternative diagnoses list for Trichomoniasis:
For a diagnosis of Trichomoniasis,
the following list of conditions
have been mentioned in sources
as possible alternative diagnoses
to consider during the diagnostic process for Trichomoniasis:
Diseases for which Trichomoniasis may be an alternative diagnosis
The other diseases for which Trichomoniasis
is listed as a possible alternative
diagnosis in their lists include:
Trichomoniasis: Medical Mistakes
Related medical mistakes may include:
Trichomoniasis: Undiagnosed Conditions
Commonly undiagnosed conditions in related areas may include:
Common Misdiagnoses and Trichomoniasis
Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely
to cause some level of diarrhea in patients.
The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria,
but can also kill the "good" bacteria in the gut.
This leads to "digestive imbalance" where there are too few remaining "good"
bacteria in the digestive system.
The treatment is typically to use "probiotics", such as by eating yoghurt cultures
containing more of the good bacteria.
See digestive imbalance and probiotics.
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.
Trichomoniasis: Rare Types
Rare types of medical disorders and diseases in related medical areas:
General Misdiagnosis Articles
Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.
When checking for a misdiagnosis of Trichomoniasis
or confirming a diagnosis of Trichomoniasis,
it is useful to consider what other
medical conditions might be possible misdiagnoses or other alternative
conditions relevant to diagnosis.
These alternate diagnoses of Trichomoniasis may already have
been considered by your doctor or may need to be considered as possible
alternative diagnoses or candidates for misdiagnosis of Trichomoniasis.
For a general overview of misdiagnosis issues for all diseases,
see Overview of Misdiagnosis.
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