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Misdiagnosis of Endometriosis

Why is endometriosis often misdiagnosed?

There is a multitude of misdiagnoses that doctors will assign to endometriosis. This is primarily because endometriosis is a complex disorder that can often mask itself as other conditions. The general public, including the average physician, is generally not well-aware of the disease. There is, unfortunately, a lack of knowledge and experience in the medical community when it comes to diagnosing endometriosis. The battle against endometriosis is as much an awareness issue as it is medical, thus proving the great need for continued research.

What are the common misdiagnoses?

Endometriosis may masquerade as other disorders such as:

 

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