One of my favorite shows is Mystery Diagnosis so I’m very interested in stories like this…

Has your illness been misdiagnosed?

(CNN) Misdiagnoses are more common than you might think: A 2005 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association says autopsy studies show doctors are wrong 10 percent to 15 percent of the time.

Here are some red flags — five reasons for suspecting your doctor might have made the wrong diagnosis.

1. You don’t get better with treatment

2. Your symptoms don’t match your diagnosis

3. Your diagnosis is based purely on a lab test

4. Your doctor attributes common complaints to an uncommon ailment

5. Your diagnosis usually involves a test you never received

If you suspect you’ve been misdiagnosed, you have two choices: You can go back to the doctor who made the original diagnosis, or you can seek out a second opinion (or do both).

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