Infertility has become a serious problem with the number of people suffering from this condition rising every year. Simultaneously, there has also been a rise in the count of fertility clinics over the past few years. With advancement in medical science, fertility specialists have started offering new and advanced fertility treatments.
Though some women have been treated successfully, others still find it difficult to conceive even after receiving treatments. As such, a question arises if is it okay to seek a second opinion in fertility treatment? Well, sometimes it may be a case of jumping the gun while in few cases, seeking a second opinion is warranted. Below are the cases when seeking second opinion in fertility treatment may be required.
So you have visited a fertility clinic. The first thing the fertility doctor may have asked you relates to your symptoms. The next step is diagnosing the problem. Correct diagnosis is essential to prescribe the right treatment. If your doctor is quite uncertain with the diagnosis, and if he is not sure what is causing the infertility, it is time to seek a second opinion.
Secondly, if you have been diagnose with a condition that is quite severe, you may visit another fertility specialist. But this does not mean that diagnosis made your first doctor was uncertain. It is because you just want to confirm a diagnosis which can even life-threatening.
The third situation where you can go to another doctor is when your doctor says that certain risks are involved in the treatment which he is going prescribe. Your case of seeking a second opinion is stronger in cases where the treatment involving risks is experimental in nature. If you are guaranteed success after the treatment, the risks are worth taking. If not, consult another doctor.
There may also be cases where you can seek a second opinion or altogether shift to an alternative treatment for infertility. This is when you realize that your treatments are not working. Even having treated for months or even years, if you are still unable to conceive, changing your doctor is warranted. Else, you can also seek an alternative treatment such as homoeopathic treatments for infertility.