14 Conditions That Are Hard to Diagnose

The diagnosis of certain health conditions is not as straight forward as we might expect them to be. This can be due to multiple reasons. In some cases the symptoms for the conditions show up very late, in others the symptoms differ from person to person and even further the symptoms may be common to many other related diseases making it difficult to pin down the exact cause.

In this article we discuss some of these conditions as well as their symptoms.

1. Irritable Bowel Syndrome

This syndrome is characterized by abdominal pain as well as differences in your stool passing habits. This can last up to three months. Doctors need to conduct test for other diseases including bacterial infections or parasite and even lactose intolerance before saying for sure that it is irritable bowel syndrome.

2. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

This is still a condition where the exact diagnosis method is still not agreed upon but certain symptoms can indicate towards the issue. These symptoms include cysts on the ovaries, missing your periods without any reason and an increased level of androgens in the body which may cause thick hair growth on different body parts as well as acne.

Doctors usually take an ultrasound of the ovaries to be sure as well as examining medical history of the patient.