Doctors in Missouri do not always have the right answers when they are asked to diagnose a patient's condition. If the right tests are not performed, a correct diagnosis could elude a patient for months or even years. Patients who are misdiagnosed with conditions that they do not actually have may continue to suffer from their original condition while experiencing adverse side effects from unnecessary medications.
According to a doctor and author of the book 'Thyroid Power," thyroid disorders may be the most misdiagnosed conditions. Every cell in the human body is affected by thyroid hormone, so a variety of different symptoms can emerge when it is off balance. Another commonly misdiagnosed condition is celiac disease, which causes patients to experience allergies to gluten. People with celiac disease often have gastrointestinal symptoms, but they can also display symptoms like dental enamel defects and anemia. Other commonly misdiagnosed health problems include Lyme disease, lupus and fibromyalgia.