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4 Conditions That Are Commonly Misdiagnosed

Misdiagnosis is an easily-overlooked form of medical malpractice that can lead to serious and lifelong injuries that are potentially fatal.


As you and many others know, cancer is a devastating disease that can spread fast. Catching the signs of cancer as early as possible is often the difference between life and death. But many times, doctors can misdiagnose cancer because of an incomplete medical history or an evaluation that was not as thorough as it should have been.

Heart Attacks and Strokes

Next, heart attacks and strokes are some of the most commonly misdiagnosed conditions for several reasons. The symptoms of strokes and heart attacks, like headaches, dizziness, and chest pain, are similar to other conditions. Some doctors will not diagnose a stroke or heart attack in a younger person because it is less likely and they won’t take the symptoms as seriously. And heart attacks look differently in women as they do in men. A heart attack or stroke injury can easily lead to death.

Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is tricky to diagnose because its symptoms, including fatigue, stiffness and muscle pain, are very common among other conditions. Lyme disease is a bacterial infection carried through a tick bite. The most common warning sign is a red rash that looks like a bullseye, but many people who contract lyme disease may not have this rash. It is common for people to go up to two years with the disease before they receive a correct diagnosis.

Thyroid Disease

An overactive or underactive thyroid will produce an incorrect amount of the thyroid hormone. The thyroid is an important part of regulating the metabolic process. If a person has thyroid disease, then symptoms can range from muscle pain, fatigue, and rapid weight gain or weight loss. Because of the unpredictability of these symptoms, doctors might easily misdiagnose this condition.

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