There are three diseases doctors neglect to diagnose in women, including only one problem related to the lining of the uterus and classified under Gynecology, while the other two problems belong to another classification. The lack of women doctors is one of the factors behind the delay in diagnosis, while the other is due to the low number of women who use them for medical experiments and research.
The three diseases that doctors delay in diagnosing in women are the growth of external endometrial tissue, coronary heart disease, and hyperactivity disorder.
Medical reports indicate that two-thirds of women with symptoms of endometrial growth outside feel these symptoms in adolescence, but the diagnosis is delayed about 10 to 12 years, because of the similarity of symptoms with other problems, and these symptoms increase bleeding and painful menstrual cycle.
Heart disease reports that women are delayed in requesting medical examination when symptoms occur, such as neck pain, chest pain, and fatigue. Doctors also make a mistake in diagnosing the early symptoms of heart disease in women because they differ from the symptoms common to men!
While medical reports are responsible for delaying the diagnosis of ADHD in girls because both the family and the doctor neglect the symptoms of the girl and the ease of monitoring the symptoms in the boys.
The delay in diagnosis of hyperactivity is not limited to girls only. It is difficult to diagnose the condition in adults. According to US medical reports, only 20 percent of adult hyperactivity is medically diagnosed as a result of ignoring the symptoms.