Women get diagnosed with mental illness more often than men, perhaps because society inflicts more pressures on women, or because mental health professionals are more apt to view women as crazy, or because society discourages men from admitting they have problems. Whatever the cause, if your medical record indicates you are prone to depression, any physical symptoms you profess are more likely to be attributed to your mental illness.
One in four women is diagnosed with bipolar. I call BULLSHIT on this. So many of us have been raped or abused (my hand is up) that our PTSD is seen as bipolar. Nope. Depression in repressed anger, anger for good goddamned reason, anger at doctors who pooh pooh our pain while we lie in bed bleeding to death.