Why You Need a Second Opinion
Early in the summer I wrote about a good friend who was diagnosed with ovarian cysts and endometriosis. She saw a gyn oncologist because there was a small chance it was cancer (thankfully, it wasn’t). The doctor drained the cyst and started my friend on oral contraceptives to control the hormonal shifts that contribute to endometriosis (which contributes to the cysts).
A couple of weeks ago, however, my friend texted me to say that her leg/foot was really hurting. She thought she might have a deep vein problem. I immediately told her to go to urgent care because it might be a blood clot, which can be quite serious. Her own primary care physician had left his practice, so found another that took her insurance.
Here’s her story:
“I went to the primary care physician my insurance company recommended. I specifically asked her if my leg problem could be a blood clot and she said “no” and sent me to a sports medicine doctor who then sent me to physical therapy. My leg still hurts and I thought they were wrong so I decide to go back to the gyn oncologist who sent … Continue Reading