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If I get a scan and the results come back negative can I ask for more extensive testing? Or would a specialist say no as I have nooo idea?

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Depends?
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Depends?
If they say it's just pain
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I think it really does depend on the situation of why you’re having the scan, but I’m not sure whether you can actually demand for more tests?
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If they say it's just pain
I mean, you're always entitled to get a second opinion. But it would depend on your symptoms/signs and the doctors professional opinion I would assume. Talk with your doctor, see what they say.
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If I get a scan and the results come back negative can I ask for more extensive testing? Or would a specialist say no as I have nooo idea?

Need help please!!!!!!
You can ask for a second opinion but you cannot demand investigations or treatment that's not clinical indicated.
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You are entitled to a second opinion but you cannot demand investigations or treatment that's not clinical indicated.
What if both specialists and doctors are not specialised in that condition and they both say it's nothing and shrug it off?
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What if both specialists and doctors are not specialised in that condition and they both say it's nothing and shrug it off?
Then you should ask to see a consultant who is the specialist in that condition, even if it means that you have to go elsewhere.

Sometimes even the specialty consultant will ask the national specialists themselves, if they are not certain of the diagnosis.
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What if both specialists and doctors are not specialised in that condition and they both say it's nothing and shrug it off?
Do you have a diagnosis of this condition? If so, then depending on rarity then I guess they could refer you to a tertiary specialist or something. If they're not sure of the diagnosis then yeah they might refer you on too.

Like I'm cared for mostly in tertiary care because secondary care can't manage/treat me.
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Then you have the right to ask to see a consultant who is the specialist in that condition, even if it means that you have to go elsewhere.

Sometimes even the specialty consultant will ask the national specialists themselves, if they are not certain of the diagnosis.
So it's possible to speak up and say you are not happy with the answer from the specialist? Could I just be told I'm being Hypochondriac?
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So it's possible to speak up and say you are not happy with the answer from the specialist? Could I just be told I'm being Hypochondriac?
You can speak to your GP about that, and yes you can tell your GP that you'd like a second opinion from another consultant in that specialty.
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Do you have a diagnosis of this condition? If so, then depending on rarity then I guess they could refer you to a tertiary specialist or something. If they're not sure of the diagnosis then yeah they might refer you on too.

Like I'm cared for mostly in tertiary care because secondary care can't manage/treat me.
I'm already in tertiary care for this issue and no I do not have a diagnosis and I dunno know what to do
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You can speak to your GP about that, and yes you can tell your GP that you'd like a second opinion from another consultant in that specialty.
It's with a specialist // surgeon rather than a GP so a bit more daunting I think to judge their abilities?
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It's with a specialist // surgeon rather than a GP so a bit more daunting I think to judge their abilities?
No, but your GP could refer you to a different doctor.

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/he...tients-rights/

You can ask your GP to arrange a second opinion either from a specialist or another GP. However, the GP does not have to do this if they do not think it necessary. You have no right to a second opinion.

You do have the right to see a GP competent to deal with your particular case. If a GP refers you for a second opinion, you cannot insist on seeing a particular practitioner. However, you should not be referred to someone you do not wish to see.

If the GP refuses to arrange a second opinion, you may wish to change your GP (see under the heading Changing a GP).

If a GP is unsure about a diagnosis, they could be found negligent if they failed to refer you to a specialist and you suffered as a result of this. If you have not been referred for a second opinion and have suffered as a consequence, you may wish to complain.
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