“I knew something was really wrong,” Larry Weller says. He — not his doctors — requested a blood test that revealed the cause.

How did a nurse — and especially her doctors — miss what was so obvious?

Barry Goldsmith avoided doctors’ offices. But headaches and scary blood pressure spikes masked a festering problem that suddenly could have killed him.

A recurrent problem for a mother and her children turned out to be something much scarier.

A seasoned pediatrician’s unexpected diagnosis proves a turning point for 10-year-old and his family.

She was chided for “Google medicine.” Then her health got so bad she needed nine hours of complicated surgery.

It interrupted sleep, made conversation impossible and ‘literally was driving me crazy.’

A little girl’s frequent skin infections turned out to be a telltale sign of a serious problem.

Many doctors know nothing about the disorder that made this woman so sick.

Two doctors blamed a kayaking injury. A scan eventually revealed something much scarier.

The child grew up with a terrible cough, and it took a dozen years to find out why.

A woman was diagnosed with bad acid reflux until a family link revealed something much more unusual.

Then a physical therapist recalled an odd condition that afflicts concert pianists.

The cause of the paralysis was found just in time, but it has changed his life forever.

It took his mother a long time to recover from the toll of a frightening illness.

The response was far beyond anything he could have imagined.

Four months after childbirth, a woman’s vaginal bleeding leads to a rare diagnosis.

Doctors couldn’t figure out why she was so sick. Then a test revealed a surprising problem.

From birth, she coped with oddly floppy limbs.

Friends had sailed through the hand operation, but now she was worse than ever.

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