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Old 07-16-2007, 11:25 AM   #31
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Might be worth a third opinion since you have conflicting opinions.
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Did you read my post Andrew?......mine was once a little annoyance as well, but it grew and got worse over time to the point now where I should have it done. I'm no doctor, but I'm with Bill, get a third opinion and ask him about the possibilities of it getting worse in the future and how you may have to change certain things you do (example lifting or working on cars) to protect it from further injury. Mine is 10 years old now and about due for the surgey!
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I agree. You should get a third opinion. I have had may bad experiences with bad doctors and being misdiagnosed. It is better to know for sure now than later when it can become a problem.
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ya i had the surgery at the ripe old age of 12. i'm 17 now and i might need it on the other side. its a rough few days but youre good after that
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well jeeze, I didnt think of getting a 3rd opinion, considering the first doctor was just some young guy, and the specialist was a nice older guy. I know the specialist knows more than the first doctor, but does that mean he knows the best? Should I post a pic of mine so you guys can diagnos? JK!
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I'm not sure a third opinion is immediately necessary. If you hadn't seen a specialist, then my recommendation would have been to get a referral and see one. I can't even begin to list all the things the medical community used to jump on and treat but now just leave alone and monitor. You may want to try and research the professional reputation of the physicians you saw. Unless there is something that jumps out, I'd go with the recommendation of your specialist and wait on another opinion.

While this won't heal itself, surgery is an invasive procedure. For this you will require a general anesthesia which carries risks in itself. If something changes, this is a different story. As long as there is no increase in size or associated pain, I'd follow the advice of the specialist. If anything does change, I'd certainly go back in for another evaluation.
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I have a lot of trust in this doctor, considering I only saw him for maybe 10 minutes of my life. He gave me his business card, and hand-wrote his personal cell phone on the back, and said to call him night or day, weekend or holiday, with no worries, if I have any questions or pain.
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I have a lot of trust in this doctor, considering I only saw him for maybe 10 minutes of my life. He gave me his business card, and hand-wrote his personal cell phone on the back, and said to call him night or day, weekend or holiday, with no worries, if I have any questions or pain.
That'* awesome. I don't know too many physicians that will do that! Good to know you have rapid access in case of a problem.
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Hey Haro don't forget to update your Will. Who are you leaving the Bonne to

You never know......have to be prepared.
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Hey Haro... good luck. Here'* my two cents of advice. Listen closely to the doctors... and use LOTS of your own common sense. Sounds like you have a doc that you can trust... and that is great.

Don't let other people'* reactions create panic in you... (sounds like it hasn't).

I'm also really happy to hear that my order shipped before your surgery
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