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A 30-year-old female asked:

Why are so many doctors dismissive of patients symptoms? i've been misdiagnosed twice by doctors and it's very frustrating to later find out.

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
"Dismissive" docs?: I'm sorry you've experienced this, and are dissatisfied with your care. You list "fatigue, breathlessness, and dizziness" on your medical conditions. The differential diagnosis of such symptoms is very long, and anxiety is one of them. Doctors usually want to help however they can, yet sometimes situations can be confusing. Hoping you find a doctor you feel you can communicate with, soon.
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Dermatology 19 years experience
Sometimes difficult: To identify the exact cause of your symptoms.It is important to find a doctor that you like and stay with that doctor for a long time, this will allow the doctor to understand your lifestyle so that they can better diagnose what you have.It can be difficult if you are a new patient because there are so many things in this world that can cause the problems and that doctor doesn't know your lifestyl.

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Last updated Sep 2, 2013

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