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9 Reasons Why a Diagnosis Can Take So Long

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Pensive woman staring out a window.
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General practitioner explaining information to a patient.
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Your general practitioner is the gatekeeper


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Your symptoms can change in severity


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There is no definitive test


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You may not hurt in the same place all the time


Doctor examining a patient's knee pain.
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Symptoms may mimic other diseases


Doctor explaining x-ray results to a patient.
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X-rays may not help


Doctor examining a patient's hands.
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Your skin symptoms may not be present


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It may take a variety of treatments


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Your medical history may be inaccurate


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Once diagnosed, get treated


Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

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