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Misdiagnosis of Vaginal discharge

Alternative diagnoses list for Vaginal discharge:

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

Vaginal discharge: Medical Mistakes

Related medical mistakes may include:

Vaginal discharge: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed conditions in related areas may include:

Common Misdiagnoses and Vaginal discharge

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.

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.

Pelvic inflammtory disease due to STD's: Pelvic inflammory disease is a general term to describe an inflammation of the uterus and fallopian tubes. It occurs as a serious complication due to sexually transmitted diseases like chlamydia and gonorrhea and occurs commonly in women of child bearing age. It can lead to serious consequences like infertilty and ectopic pregnancy.A woman can present with very vague symptoms such as mild abdominal pain,fever,unusual vaginal discharge and painful urination.The condition may be mistaken for urinary tract infection. Careful clinical assessment along with investigations like an ultrasound are helpful in coming to a prompt diagnosis.Test to identify the organisms leading to PID must also be done so that the correct antibiotics can be delivered.

Vaginal discharge: 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.

About misdiagnosis:

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


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