Since Gaby Talarico was six months old, she has been having a strange set of symptoms. She gets a rash that somehow disappears after she and her parents move to a new home, has weak enamel on her teeth, comes down with various infections with fevers more often than other children her age, and has several seizures. Doctors believe Gaby just has febrile seizures, when her seizures are actually from extremely low calcium levels. It turns out that Gaby has autoimmune polyglandular syndrome type 1 (APS type 1). Ever since she gets her first period at the age of thirteen, Jennifer Marton Bray has been dealing with extremely heavy periods with severe cramps and nausea. Later, she also develops vertigo that somehow disappears, severe incontinence, and i.b.s. After being dismissed by so many doctors, Jennifer eventually finds out that she has a severe form of endometriosis.
Every year, millions of Americans fall prey to real-life medical mysteries ailments that go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed for years. Their lives are thrown into turmoil as medical professionals struggle to understand their baffling conditions. Mystery diagnosis tells their stories. Through interviews and dramatic recreations, each medical mystery is recounted in vivid detail. Symptoms emerge, specialists are called in, but still the daily struggle continues. And then one day, because of a patients relentless pursuit of an accurate diagnosis, or a forward thinking doctor, the problem is solved and a true diagnosis given.
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