If there’s any ambiguity about your initial diagnosis, seeing another doctor could offer more insight. Getting a second opinion can also be worthwhile whenever risky and potentially expensive surgeries, medicines, or tests are prescribed.
How to get a second opinion on your diagnosis
Make an appointment with the second doctor, and make sure the office knows to get your records from your first doctor or have your medical records sent to their office.
Your decision may be easier if the doctors agree on treatment options. If their opinions differ, talk to your family doctor or see another type of specialist to understand other treatments.