A study conducted by a Mayo researcher finds that 88% of patients seeking a second opinion end up with either a new opinion or a revised opinion.
The Value of Second Opinions Demonstrated In Study
Of course, those high numbers may be because we only seek a second opinion when we are not totally comfortable with the first opinion. I think often there is something in us that realizes something does not quite feel right.
What does this mean for you and your diagnosed miscarriage? If you are being pushed to end your pregnancy due to an impending miscarriage, ask yourself these questions:
- Is there an immediate need to end the pregnancy (e.g. infection, ectopic, etc...)?
- If you are being diagnosed with a blighted ovum, is the gestational sac more than 25mm?
- If the sac is not yet more than 25mm, is it growing and is there a reason you can't wait a week to verify it is not still growing?
- Are you comfortable with this doctor and this doctor's diagnosis?