A medical check up is a routine procedure we all have to go to. It may require juggling times and schedules, but health is wealth, as they say, and getting the all-clear from a physician is priceless. But if you feel that there's something off and your doctor feels otherwise, don't just take his word for it--getting a second opinion can be helpful.

Don’t worry—your doctor will understand if you express your wish to ask for a second opinion. He won’t feel insulted or think that you don’t trust his skills. After all, physicians are trained in an environment where diagnoses are discussed among peers.

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(First published in Good Housekeeping Magazine, Good Health section as "Health Check" in July 2005"; adapted for use in Female Network.)

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