Sharon Stone encourages women to seek second opinions when seeking medical treatment. This advice is one that all women should consider. Stone isn’t the first female to suffer from a misdiagnosis.
‘Don’t Get Blown Off’
Stone apparently has been suffering from pain for quite a while. According to a tweet by the actress, Stone was in pain for some time. “just had another misdiagnosis and incorrect procedure. This time double epidural.”
The star of this movie is, thankfully, Basic InstinctShe sought a second opinion after experiencing the same thing. “worsening pain.”Stone finally received the right diagnosis. “a large fibroid tumor that must come out.”The celebrity could have continued to feel the pain without seeking a proper medical diagnosis.
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Stone tells all women after this terrifying incident to fight for what is rightfully their lives. “Ladies in particular: Don’t get blown off. GET A SECOND OPINION. It can save your life,”The actress tweeted. She followed up her tweet with another article in which she cited multiple studies that show women are more susceptible to being misdiagnosed than men.
The article discusses research that was done at the University of Leeds and published by the journal Diagnosis. According to University of Leeds, study, “Women have a 50 percent higher chance than men of receiving the wrong initial diagnosis following a heart attack.”When it comes to strokes The study was published in DiagnosisResearchers found that women are 33% more likely to be misdiagnosed than men.
‘Get A Second Opinion. It Can Save Your Life.’
Stone’s message is striking a nerve with many people on Twitter. In fact, replies to the celebrity’s tweet show just how many women have misdiagnosed medical conditions. One Twitter user stated, “Oh no babe. I had the exact same 3 years ago. You [were] so right to get a second opinion. Hope you have a speedy recovery. All my love.”
Another user shared their spouse’s experience. “My wife went through this several years ago Sharon. Oddly, her pain wasn’t constant, but when it hit it would send her into orbit. It was simply unbearable. She finally received an accurate diagnosis followed by surgery. Recovery was a bit slow but she did fine.”
Although it can be time-consuming and daunting, Stone’s advice and the experience of other women tell us all that seeking a second opinion can save our lives.