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Sat Jun 2, 2012, 03:31 PM

4. It's also important to consider getting a second opinion if the diagnosis doesn't sound right.

A co-worker took his wife to the ER a couple of weeks ago. She is 67 yo and had been running a low grade fever for a couple of days that suddenly went higher. The doctor that saw her said that there was nothing he could do, she was dehydrated and her organs were shutting down and it would just be a matter of hours before she died. They would make her comfortable and wait for the end.

My friend was just reeling. He had no idea that she was that sick. A little while later, another doctor examined her, said it was a urinary tract infection and started an IV and antibiotics. She spent a couple of days in ICU, but is home recovering now.

If the second doctor hadn't checked her out, my friend could have been making burial arrangements for his partner of a lifetime.

Don't hesitate to ask for a second opinion. Your life could depend on it.

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