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What should I ask when getting a second opinion about fibromyalgia?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
It is important to trust your doctor to decide which medical tests are best to make sure more serious medical problems are not present. But if your doctor is unable to diagnose and treat your fibromyalgia symptoms effectively, it makes sense to get a second opinion or even a third one if you want more answers. You may need further testing to be sure the symptoms are not caused by a problem such as cancer. Seeking a second or third opinion is important if you have any doubts about a diagnosis or treatment. 

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