Going to the doctor’s office is never any fun. It doesn’t help when you are a nervous wreck or stressed about what your doctor might say. All the tests and exams that can come along with getting a diagnosis can be tedious. Then, when it comes to getting the diagnosis, whether it was expected or not, that’s a whole other story. Along with a diagnosis, you have to discuss treatment plans, medications, and more. So when you have your nerves all knotted up, waiting for a diagnosis that sometimes seems to take forever to come, you don’t expect to hear something inaccurate like a misdiagnosis.
There’s nothing like getting a diagnosis that can be scary, just to find out later on down the road that it wasn’t even a correct diagnosis. Whether it’s something small, or a major issue, a misdiagnosis is ridiculous to think about. In this article, people share their stories of a diagnosis just to find out later on that they were given incorrect information. Maybe you can relate to some of their stories, but let’s hope you don’t.
20. A painful misdiagnosis.
“Every month at “that time” since I was 13, I would throw up and faint from the pain of cramps. Been to the ER millions of times, in my hometown and at UCSF hospital. They all told me I was a “drama queen” (one doctor did use that term), and I had severe cramps due to high sensitivity for pain. When I met my boyfriend (age 20), he introduced me to a family friend doctor who ran every test in the book and even put a camera up there while I was awake.”
keettykat goes on to say, “And finally, a cat scan showed that I had cysts forming and bursting almost every single month since I was 13 years old. I was hospitalized because my left Fallopian tube was clogged (almost shut) and formed severe endometriosis. So, I spent seven days in a hospital bed flushing out my entire system. I hope one day I can have my own kids too, but it doesn’t look good. They also told me they couldn’t find my ovary.” On top of being misdiagnosed, a doctor should never belittle someone’s pain tolerance like that. Keep reading for more misdiagnosis stories.