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Season 4 Episode 11: The Consequences of a Delayed Diagnosis

Updated: May 3, 2023

This week Mary discusses (and Alex reacts) to the medical and legal ramifications that can come from a delay in diagnosing endometriosis.





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Episode Highlights

  • Intro [0:13]

  • Welcome Back! [1:23]

  • Happy Easter! [1:40]

  • What is the cost of a delayed diagnosis? [2:27]

  • The overlap between endometriosis and other conditions. [3:32]

  • Where a diagnosis starts [4:37]

  • Pitfalls of specialist referrals [10:05]

  • Primary care physician superstars [12:32]

  • Diagnosis stats [15:37]

  • Why are there delays? [16:51]

  • Dismissal of symptoms [17:20]

  • Taking the easy route [20:22]

  • Let’s be real, some doctors are lazy [21:09]

  • Will doesn’t have a clue [21:27]

  • The legal perspective of a delayed diagnosis [22:55]

  • Whoops lost the camera feed! [23:02]

  • Sadie joins us (and is bored with all of the liturgical talk [23:34]

  • Patient vs. Doctor responsibility in a delayed diagnosis [24:23]

  • Maggie’s diagnosis [25:46]

  • Sometimes delayed diagnosis is unavoidable [26:33]

  • Signs of a delayed diagnosis [27:00]

  • Lack of coordination between specialist [30:15]

  • It’s a team effort [32:10]

  • Thanks for listening! [34:47]


Summary Keywords

Podcast, Spotify, Anchor, research, travel, ovarian cancer, insurance, delayed diagnosis, endometriosis, miscommunication, specialists, team effort, patient advocacy


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