Symptoms that doctors cannot diagnose can have various causes, just like most other symptoms. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose symptoms that doctors cannot diagnose, we could:
Undiagnosed symptoms. Do you have symptoms that doctors have repeatedly failed to explain? In other words, have several doctor/hospital visits and tests found nothing wrong, despite very real symptoms that are affecting your ability to function?
Possible responses:→ No / not thoroughly evaluated yet / don't know
→ Yes, 1-2 symptoms, undiagnosed for under 6 months
→ Yes, 1-2 symptoms, undiagnosed for over 6 months
→ Yes, 3+ symptoms, undiagnosed for under 6 months
→ Yes, 3+ symptoms, undiagnosed for over 6 months