14 Conditions That Are Hard to Diagnose


6. Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea is a condition in which during the sleeping time you stop and start breathing multiple times. The symptoms you may notice are similar to those of a flu or common cold. You may feel tired even after sleeping properly. Moreover you may feel irritated throughout the day and have a foggy head. Other symptoms associated with this condition are the dryness of mouth, headaches and even soreness in the throat.

To make a diagnosis the doctor asks the person to undergo sleep study where all your vitals including heart beat, breathing, brain activity and snoring is examined during sleep.

Sleep Apnea Diagnosis and Treatment

7. Appendicitis

Appendix is a pouch attached to our intestines. It has a finger like shape. Appendicitis occurs when this pouch gets inflamed. The person experiencing this will notice a sharp sudden pain which gets stronger with time and moves down. The symptoms can also include high temperature, vomiting as well as nauseous feeling and diarrhea. Crohn’s disease, colitis have the same symptoms.

Similar symptoms are also found in pelvic inflammation and intestinal obstruction thus appendicitis gets hard to diagnose. Doctors confirm the disease by image testing as well as a physical inspection of the area

How Long Does Appendix Pain Last

8. Fibromyalgia

In Fibromyalgia people experience pain throughout the body. No specific test can confirm the disease. The doctor will try to rule out other causes of this pain and if no substantial cause is found then the patient will be diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. The diseases doctors need to rule out arthritis, depression and anxiety.

After examining the patient for some time the diagnosis for Fibromyalgia is eventually made.

can a rheumatologist diagnose Fibromyalgia



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