Diagnoses that call for a second opinion: hysterectomy

In a recent CNN article, experts suggested that a recommendation for a hysterectomy should be quickly followed by a second opinion. Sometimes doctors misdiagnose and recommend surgical removal of the uterus for bleeding orpelvic pain when the uterus is not the problem at all. One doctor stated that on almost a monthly basis, he sees patients whose doctors have misdiagnosed them, telling them to get a hysterectomy when they actually have myofascial pain. Myofascial pain can be treated with icing, stretching, and anesthesia injections.

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