Endometriosis Misdiagnosis: 9 Things Women Are Often Diagnosed With Instead by Samantha Bowick

Endometriosis Misdiagnosis: 9 Things Women Are Often Diagnosed With Instead

Endometriosis is a disease that affects at least 176 million women worldwide.Unfortunately, it takes many women as long as seven to 10 years to be correctly diagnosed with endometriosis. This is partly because they are often misdiagnosed with another disease instead of endometriosis. Here are some common diseases that a woman can be diagnosed with instead of being properly diagnosed with endometriosis:

  • Irritable bowel syndrome or disease (IBS or IBD)
  • Interstitial cystitis (IC)
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Appendicitis
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Diverticulitis

The longer the delay between the onset of symptoms and being correctly diagnosed, the greater the risk posed to the patient’s health.

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Very helpful info.
Cassiday
I didn’t realize this! 😬
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Wow, who knew. Many thanks for sharing this important info, Samantha Bowick ! So many women need to be aware.

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