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9 Reasons Why a Diagnosis Can Take So Long

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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


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Symptoms May Mimic Other Diseases


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X-rays May not Help


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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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Dr. Davenport is the founder of Tracyshealthyliving.com. Using the latest scientific research, she helps people live their healthiest lives via one-on-one coaching, corporate talks, and sharing the more than 1,000 health-related articles she's authored. Find her on social media @drinksmoothies.