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what can uncertainty lead to in the patients

- anxiety about missing diagnosis and causing harm


why is uncertainty necessary

- It is often the reason patients present to healthcare services
- often why research is undertaken
- important in making sure that clinical investigates are thorough and systematic


What is the definition of medically unexplained symptoms

- Royal college of Psychiatrists - Physical symptoms without an obvious cause
- NHS - Physical complaints, such as dizziness or pain, that don’t appear to be symptoms of a medical condition


why do people with MUS experience stigma

MUS and their management are linked to the challenges associated with managing uncertainty in medicine, and people who experience MUS often experience stigma