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:
- Women's Reproductive Health -- rare types of diseases:
- Women's General Health: rare types of diseases:
- Pregnancy: rare types of diseases:
- more rare diseases...»
General Misdiagnosis Articles
Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.
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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