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Why is your doctor unable to diagnose your condition?

| Jan 21, 2019 | Failure to Diagnose

There is little else as frustrating as going to visit your doctor in New York, only to leave your appointment with no diagnosis and no solution. Unfortunately, this issue is not uncommon as your symptoms may not fit a standard set of symptoms that your doctor may be looking for to identify a working treatment plan. So, it leaves the question, why was your doctor unable to make a conclusive decision about what you are experiencing?

While doctors go to school for an extensive period of time and are required to undergo rigorous requirements for training and field experience, there are undoubtedly times when a patient’s symptoms simply do not make sense. In these types of situations, you may be recommended to a specialist or given an alternative solution that will hopefully work as you try to cope with the discomfort you are experiencing. 

According to, some of the reasons why your health care provider may have been unable to make a diagnosis include the following:

  • You may have a history of different medical issues that make your current symptoms difficult to identify.
  • You may be an unlikely subject to be experiencing the symptoms that you are experiencing based on information such as your gender, age or lifestyle.
  • Your doctor may simply be unaware of the condition you have because it is rarer than others. 
  • Your symptoms, while common sometimes, may be fleeting and difficult to identify as the source of your medical problems. 

The information in this article is intended for educational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice.  


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