I am filing this under fibroids, because these are a common surgical problem in women in their 30s and 40s, but the real issue is second opinions.
Just like people in any other professions, doctors are sometimes very current on new techniques and medical breakthroughs, and sometimes not current at all. There are surgeons out there who always do hysterectomies where fibroids are involved, but there are newer techniques such as embolization that can treat them as well, depending on the specific situation.
Women in particular worry about offending a doctor or surgeon by looking for a second opinion, but believe me when I say doctors are used to this. It would be a strange situation if a doctor or surgeon was angry or offended by the idea of a second opinion, especially when you are looking at surgery.
Even the most current health care providers or surgeons can make mistakes, too. So before letting anyone remove something from your body, get a second opinion. It could save your life.
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