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Should I ask for more information or a second opinion?

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Second Opinion?

I found an excellent resource for second opinions of mammograms and breast ultrasound exams: Mammogram Security.

https://www.mammogramsecurity.org

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Re: Should I ask for more information or a second opinion?

You may be able to ask for a second opinion on the NHS - you could ask to see one of the doctors rather than nurse practioner ?
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Re: Should I ask for more information or a second opinion?

Thank you Jill1998, the GP still didn't have the letter from my clinic visit a week ago when I phoned yesterday but I will try again today.

 

I don't have private medical insurance (or a high income) but I'm thinking of getting a second opinion from a private consultant as I don't want to be seen at the same clinic again!

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Re: Should I ask for more information or a second opinion?

Yes - maybe go and discuss with GP when he / you have received the letter from the hospital ?
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Re: Should I ask for more information or a second opinion?

Thank you Jill. I'm really not sure what to do. I will see what is written on the letter to my GP and take it from there.

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Re: Should I ask for more information or a second opinion?

If you are unhappy with the outcome you could talk it through with your GP and decide whether to ask for a second opinion / push for an explanation for your symptoms.May be asking the opinion of the nurses on the forum ? Hope all works out ok .Jill x
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Should I ask for more information or a second opinion?

Hello,

 

I'm just a bit unsure what to do! 

 

I saw a nurse practitioner and sonographer at the breast clinic last week. I was told that they found inflammation and thickening on ultrasound but that it was felt to be of a benign origin. I'm just a bit concerned about why there is inflammation in my breast when I have not had an infection and I cannot think what else might have caused it. 

 

Should I just wait and ask my GP about the letter that will be sent to him from the breast clinic? Or should I ask to referred to a private breast clinic for a second opinion? Or do you think it would be better to just accept that everything is ok?

 

Thanks!