Re: getting an accurate diagnosis

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Posted by Steven Spandorfer, MD on August 15, 19100 at 18:12:34:

In Reply to: Re: getting an accurate diagnosis posted by Bonnie on August 14, 19100 at 18:19:37:

: But how do you feel comfortable with what tests are ordered if you have no idea what tests are supposed to be ordered. What does that mean? I know there are no specific tests for PCOS, but their are specific tests to RULE OUT everything else, right? How 'bout a non-functioning pituitary tumor. Is there any way besides MRI to rule that in or out?

: I know it takes time to become comfortable with your doctor, but in the meantime, you have to be your own advocate, right?

: B

Medicine is an art and not a perfect science. In other words, i do not feel that there are specific tests that everyone should have. rather, it depends on the history and physical examination of that individual which should dictate what tests are ordered. I cant tell you what tests you need based on what information you give. However, I would suggest that you discuss these feelings fully with your doctor. I believe that will help you gain his/ her trust. Good luck

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