OB/GYN Second Opinions in San Ramon, CA
If you have concerns about a diagnosis or treatment recommendation that you have received from a physician, seeking a second opinion can be helpful. At FCPP San Ramon, our knowledgeable women’s health physicians can provide you with OB/GYN second opinions in San Ramon.
When you receive a diagnosis from a doctor and are prescribed treatment for that diagnosis, you may feel as though the diagnosis is not quite right and want a second opinion before proceeding with treatment. Or, if you have already begun treatment and it is not helping with the condition you were diagnosed with, this could be an indicator to you that the diagnosis was not quite right. Whichever stage you are at in treating the illness or condition that you have, you should never feel as though it is not okay to seek input from another doctor.
In some cases, the treatment recommended for your diagnosis may be an invasive and costly surgery, and you want to ensure that the diagnosis is correct so that the procedure will actually correct your condition. In other cases, you may feel that the diagnosis is correct, but have some doubts about the treatment that has been recommended. Undergoing a surgical procedure is a big undertaking physically, mentally, and monetarily, so you want to ensure that you feel it is the most effective and best choice for treating your condition. Conversely, if your physician is recommending less aggressive treatment options and you think that the more aggressive options are the right choice for you, a second opinion will help you to decide how to proceed with your treatment.
When it comes to women’s health specifically, there are many conditions that can present the same symptoms as other illnesses or disorders, especially conditions where there is not a definitive way to diagnosis them. Premenstrual syndrome, for example, can only be diagnosed by identifying patterns in your symptoms and when they occur during your menstrual cycle, but many of the symptoms of PMS can also be symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome, thyroid disorders, and mood disorders. Endometriosis is another condition that is often misdiagnosed for other conditions such as a bladder infection, pelvic inflammatory disease, irritable bowel syndrome, uterine fibroids, and more.
The OB/GYN physicians at FCPP San Ramon have extensive experience, and will work to provide you with a satisfactory second opinion for your women’s health issue in San Ramon. Call us today at (925) 587-4808 to schedule an appointment.