24April

Expert reassurance that your cancer diagnosis and treatment plan are right or not? iMedicalConsult: Second Opinion Service

Cancer is a difficult disease to treat and no one specialist has all the answers. With so much at stake, a SECOND OPINION always helps you to obtain right diagnosis with the most appropriate treatment plan. A MEDICAL SECOND OPINION is an opportunity to have a comprehensive review of your diagnosis and treatment plan by a leading cancer expert, specially selected for your specific type of cancer. Ideally, you should seek an expert SECOND OPINION as soon as possible after your diagnosis. While in many cases a SECOND OPINION will give you the peace of mind that comes from knowing your diagnosis and treatment plan is correct, it may also highlight a different treatment approach, or suggest changes to your treatment plan that may be more suited to you. Our SECOND OPINION services are used by people from all over the globe

Our EXPERT MEDICAL SECOND OPINION will help you to:

· Understand if diagnosis is correct or not
· Understand if your treatment plan is the most suitable or not
· Help you choose between difficult treatment choices
· Understand alternative treatment options
· Explore new treatment options not widely available
· Connect you to a leading medical experts across the globe
· Gather and summarise your medical records and history on your behalf
· Attend a consultation with you to take notes and ensure everything is captured

The treatment of hematoma depends upon its type, size and the location where it is present. When a hematoma is present within the soft tissue of the brain (brain stroke), it is considered a medical emergency. If it is small in size, then the patient will be carefully monitored as the hematoma is generally resorbed by the body without any medical treatment. Nevertheless, if the hematoma does not vanish on its own in a period of few days, then a small surgical procedure may be necessary. This surgical procedure involves sucking out the accumulated blood through a small opening. We received a case of Mr. Chirag Khurana (name changed due to privacy reasons), a 40 year old man, diagnosed with a clot in the brain. Due to lack of accessibility of expert brain doctors in his city, they sought a specialist opinion on imedicalconsult.com. A timely expert opinion from a top Neurologist helped Mr. Khurana get well!

Mr. Khurana had been suffering from severe headache since past few weeks. Along with that, he also suffered from body ache and had difficulty in standing and walking. When he consulted a brain specialist in his locality, he was asked to get a brain MRI done. The MRI findings suggested presence of a clot in the brain. Mahesh, Mr. Khurana’s brother, thought it to be something really major problem. Since he was not sure about the healthcare facilities in their city, he thought of seeking a second opinion for his brother from a top Neurologist.
That’s when he learnt about ImedicalConsult from a relative. Without any further delay, Mahesh logged on to ImedicalConsult.com and uploaded his brother’s case details along with the reports. They selected Dr. Swaraj Singh, an expert Neurologist, for an online consultation.

After receiving Dr. Swaraj response, Mahesh was quite relieved. Dr. Swaraj diagnosed the problem to be subdural hematoma (small blood clot in the brain). Dr. Swaraj opined that there was nothing to worry as this wasn’t a serious condition and the clot would resolve on its own. He asked Mr. Khurana to undergo repeated CT scans for brain in order to assess the status of the clot. Dr. Swaraj also confirmed the medications prescribed and informed that only conservative management would be sufficient to resolve the clot.
As per Dr. Swaraj’s advice, Mr. Khurana kept on getting CT brain done at every 3 weeks for assessing the status of the clot. It took about a year’s time for the clot to get resolved & for Mr. Khurana to get back to leading a normal life! The right medical advice at the right time from an expert Neurologist on iMediconsult panel helped Mr. Khurana get well!
If any of you or your family members is suffering from headache or diagnosed with a clot in the brain, they can seek expert medical second opinion online from our top Neurologists & Neurosurgeons on imedicalconsult.com!

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