An Oregon woman wishes she had known the truth sooner.
The 49-year-old had thought his persistent symptoms were no big deal.
Her anxiety left some doctors skeptical of a physical problem.
The unknown cause explained a tragic death that had occurred decades earlier.
Stuck in traffic, she discovered images on her phone that seemed to match her strange symptoms.
One surgeon’s open-mindedness led to a successful fix others had dismissed.
A brain scan prompted a wholesale reevaluation of this woman’s medical history dating back years.
Patients and doctors offer ways to avoid wrong turns in unsolved cases.
A New York handbag designer has struggled to cope with her confusing condition.
Her unusual diagnosis was followed by a long and rocky quest for effective treatment.
Doctors were stumped. Then a specialist 8,000 miles away ordered a revealing scan.
The surprising reason for her retching led a Los Angeles publicist to revamp her lifestyle.
Her fall off the bleachers during high school graduation triggered a search for answers.
A specialist’s blunt questions exposed the prolonged failure to diagnose and treat an elementary school principal for a disease that could have killed him.
Multiple rounds of antibiotics and other measures didn’t eradicate the unexpected source.
A bevy of specialists tried to help but seemed stymied by her symptoms — and their narrow focus.
At first, a Virginia woman was more exasperated than alarmed over her head-turning problem. The unusual cause was something none of her doctors had suspected.
After tripping over a dog and falling, an X-ray raised the prospect of cancer. So why had her intractable hip pain gotten better?
A client’s eagle-eyed examination spotted a critical clue that had been overlooked for years.
The 61-year-old sometimes feels angry about years of ineffective treatments. But he’s grateful that evolving medical knowledge spurred “a diagnosis that seems to make sense.”