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misdiagnosed bilateral hernia!!!

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my husband had a physical for new job. dr diagnosed bilateral hernia. we went to our own dr she found nothing sent us to 2nd opinion he also found nothing. we faxed exam report to dr but he refuses to clear my husband because he says he felt a hernia. what do we do now please advice!
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replied November 1st, 2010
For most employers, the opinion of an experienced general surgeon usually trumps the findings of non-surgeon physicians. If your husband has not yet been evaluated by a surgeon, then I would suggest that you request a referral from his primary care physician.


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replied November 2nd, 2010
Thank You very much for taking the time to answer back.
He was told by human resources to go back and get rechecked by another physician at same clinic where he was diagnosed with hernia. if they still say he has hernia we will make an appt. with surgeon.
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