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What would you do if your doctor looked at all your test & told you that you were infertile? Do you simply get dejected and give up on your baby dream? Or do you decide that you will actually do something about it? In most instances, infertile couples harbor very unrealistic expectations of IVF treatment.
Even if their doctor does inform them and educate them about how it isn’t a guaranteed way to have a baby, they don’t really fully understand exactly how tedious & emotionally draining it can be. The cost factor is one more major hurdle for many IVF patients. So, if your doctor tells you that you’re infertile, what would you do?
It’s important to maintain objectivity
Keep your thought process steady, steel your nerves and think objectively. It’s important not to just entirely give up the thought of having a baby, you should get a second opinion from a well-established IVF specialist; this is important because:
- It gives you the reassurance that there is hope. It’s important to realize that all gynecologists don’t have the expertise to treat infertility
- Its helps simplify a number of complex issues for you, from an emotional and financial perspective and you are able to put them in a clear context
- Once you have more clarity about what your options are, you can plan your approach to infertility in a much better way
- If the second doctor gives you the same advice as the first one, it gives you the confidence, because you then know you are on the right track
Infertility can cause a lot of pain to couples who are eager to have a child of their own. The treatments for infertility are also very expensive and getting a second opinion is a good idea.
In medical terms, a second opinion is when you visit a doctor other than who you have been visiting as a patient, to confirm you are on the right track. When you are going for a second opinion, you already have some idea of what to expect, so you can't really be disappointed.
There are times when the second doctor might describe certain aspects of your case that the first one may have missed or overlooked. When you get a second opinion, you also get a fresh perspective. The one thing to keep in mind is that you should get a second opinion from a doctor who isn’t part of the same clinic or team, as the first one.
You can decide whether you want to share the findings of your initial consultation with your first doctor – even though it’s best that you don’t. The doctor, who gives you a second opinion, may or may not treat you; this would depend on the decisions you make about your treatment.
An infertility second opinion gives you the reassurance that your diagnosis has been correct ; it also helps you understand whether what your doctor is suggesting is indeed required and knowing is about having peace of mind.
Not happy with the attention you are getting from your IVF clinic? Need more information? Please send me your medical details by filling in the form at www.drmalpani.com/free-second-opinion so that I can guide you!
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