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Misdiagnosis of Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia

Misdiagnosis of Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia

A diagnosis of Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia may be missed or delayed because this type of cancer is slow-growing and may not produce symptoms. In other cases, the symptoms may be vague and not a cause for concern....more about Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia »

Alternative diagnoses list for Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia:

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

Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia: Medical Mistakes

Related medical mistakes may include:

Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed conditions in related areas may include:

Common Misdiagnoses and Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia

Unnecessary hysterectomies due to undiagnosed bleeding disorder in women: The bleeding disorder called Von Willebrand's disease is quite common in women, but often fails to be correctly diagnosed. Women with the condition tend to have heavy periods, since they actually have a bleeding disorder. Severe afflictions may result in the women receiving a hysterectomy unnecessarily, when the underlying cause has not been identified. See the introduction to Von Willebrand's disease and bleeding disorder.

Spitz nevi misdiagnosed as dangerous melanoma skin cancer: One possible misdiagnosis to consider in lieu of melanoma is spitz nevi. See melanoma and spitz nevi.

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


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