Misdiagnosis of Thyroid disorders


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Both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism can be difficult to diagnose because they product relatively mild symptoms. Hence, thyroid disorders are often misdiagnosed as depression, aging, or other causes of tiredness, fatigue, or forgetfulness. Therefore, a thyroid disorder is a possibility that must be ruled out in diagnoses of conditions such as depression, fibromyalgia, lupus, sleep disorders, and various other conditions. Fortunately, diagnosis of thyroid problems is relatively specific by blood tests of thyroid hormone levels. Thyroid disorders are treatable, but can be serious if untreated, so any suspicion of thyroid problems needs to be confirmed promptly by a doctor.

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

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

Thyroid disorders as an alternative diagnosis: The other diseases for which Thyroid disorders is listed as a possible alternative diagnosis in their lists include:

Medical news summaries about misdiagnosis of Thyroid disorders: The following medical news items are relevant to misdiagnosis of Thyroid disorders:

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