Last modified: August 2, 2019
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Getting a second opinion is an important part of feeling convinced that you are getting the right treatment for your specific medical condition. Nowadays, having a gastrointestinal condition is more than common amongst the average person anywhere in the world. However, a more than common gastrointestinal condition may not feel so common when you are in a lot of pain.
Stay Clear of Unnecessary Treatment
A second opinion may keep you from even more pain due to unnecessary surgery or those how to cure treatments. An article published online by Right Diagnosis from Healthgrades highlights the wealth of gastrointestinal diseases that are often misdiagnosed. However, now you can talk to a doctor online and ask questions online about your aching stomach condition from the comfort of your own home.
Better Understand Your Gastrointestinal Condition
Signs and symptoms of a gastrointestinal condition include, aches and pains in the stomach, gastroesophageal reflux, and constipation, among others. If you have experienced these signs and symptoms, you know how frustrating they can be. Various complex gastrointestinal problems like inflammatory bowel disease (IBS), motility and functional gastrointestinal disorders, and eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders are also on the rise. Better understanding your gastrointestinal condition could offer the peace of mind you need and deserve.
Get Your Second Opinion Online
Opting for a second opinion online, especially in the case of severe gastrointestinal problems may result in a different diagnosis. It may also provide new treatment options other than those that have already been recommended. In fact, a study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings (2014) found that 10 to 62 percent of second opinions led to a different diagnosis or treatment plan. The online doctors in this field will carefully review the information you and your primary doctor provided, including medical record history, observations and any test results related to your specific medical condition. After a careful review, your second opinion specialist will suggest the best solution for you, or a loved one, in order to make an informed decision.
On the whole, a gastroenterology second opinion online is essential to ensure that you are getting the best treatment for your current condition. Talk to a doctor online now and ask online questions about how you can get diagnosis and treatment peace of mind.
Submitted by Dr. Asim Cheema: http://stmichaelshospitalresearch.ca/researchers/asim-cheema/
Disclaimer: This article provides general information and is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease or medical condition. If you require specific advice, please consult one of our medical professionals through the app. However, in case of an emergency, please call 911.