When to Get a Second Opinion


Despite what your insurance company says, getting a second opinion is vital when you face a potentially serious health issue. The Male Health Center recommends you insist on one whenever you face one of these situations:

Any time the diagnosis involves major surgery.

Whenever the diagnosis is potentially debilitating or life-threatening.

If your doctor is uncertain what the problem is. (In all likelihood, in this situation he or she will ask you to get a second opinion.)

Any time the diagnosis involves a rare condition.

Any time you aren’t informed of all the alternatives for treatment.

If the treatment being considered is experimental.

Whenever your questions haven’t been answered to your satisfaction.

Any time you aren’t satisfied with the diagnosis, the suggested treatment, or the progress with that treatment.