This woman thought the rash on her legs was from shaving, but doctors told her something more serious
Diagnosis is a very important step in treating any medical condition and if the doctors diagnose the condition incorrectly, the patient might have prolonged suffering and even die. This one young lady had been plagued by rashes on her feet and doctors couldn’t diagnose them properly and finally when they did, the result was something very serious. Check out the whole story here.
1 The woman and rash on her legs
Rhiannon Douglas is a 21 year old receptionist hailing from Cannock, Staffordshire, who used to see some rashes of red color on her legs. She used to think that red patches that used to itch sometimes were due to using beauty products on her legs including shaving creams or hari removing creams. However ultimately the rashes spread across her body and her back started to pain. She became so uncomfortable, that she was rushed to the A&E, in order to get the diagnosis of the rashes and the back pain.
2 The diagnosis of the rashes
Doctors immediately went to work on her and she underwent a battery of tests including many scans to reveal something that were causing the pains and rashes. After some anxious hours, reports revealed a very serious condition that was causing the pains in her body and it was found that a 8.5cm of mass was growing in her chest and causing pains while the rashes n her legs symptoms of a very rare form of cancer known as Hodgkin Lymphoma. Douglas, a receptionist, said,”I couldn’t believe that the rash on my legs was a rare sign of cancer, I had never heard or seen of this before so I was completely shocked when I found out.”
3 Further diagnosis of her rashes
Doctors also said that had the rashes not appear, she would have been diagnosed for the cancer. Rhiannon Douglas said, “I was misdiagnosed several times, and it took six months before I started to get pains in my joints and back I was sent to A&E and that’s where they found the mass on my chest.” Douglas immediately went on the treatment and changed her diet to vegan. Her rashes were previously misdiagnosed as Henoch-Schonlein purpura – a rare condition in which blood vessels become inflamed. However with medicines and correct diagnosis, her tumor has shrunk on its own and she returns to hospital for regular checkups.
Douglas says to conclude,” It’s really important not to put a death sentence on the word cancer, I have a really positive outlook and I’m hoping to be in remission by the summer.”