Doctors may do some amazing things, but they are fallible human beings. This is why many people choose to get second opinions because one of the worst mistakes a doctor can make is a misdiagnosis, which is what happened to Sharon Stone.
Sharon Stone’s misdiagnosis
Sharon Stone is popularly known for her role in the film “Basic Instinct“. Her health has not been an easy achievement for her, having had scares in the past. Recently, she made a post on Instagram about a pretty serious misdiagnosis. Surprisingly, this is not the first time.
She was experiencing some severe pain, so she went to see her doctor. There, she was told what the pain was, but it wasn’t entirely the case. It was completely wrong. Instead of believing what she was told, she went for a second appointment with a different doctor. It turned out, her doctor misdiagnosed her, and she had a large fibroid tumor.
“Just had another misdiagnosis and incorrect procedure,” she tweeted on November 1st. “This time double epidural. With worsening pain went for a SECOND OPINION: I have a large fibroid tumor that must come out.”
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“Don’t get blown off,” says Sharon Stone
In the Instagram story update, Sharon Stone said she is recovering, and suggests it’s going well. “I’ll be down for 4-6 weeks for full recovery. [thanks] for your care. It’s all good,” read her post.
Sharon Stone urges her fans, particularly women, to get a second opinion. “it can save your life,” she says. She tweeted that women are far more likely to be misdiagnosed than men are. This is an issue she says can be prevented by getting another doctor’s advice. She included a link to a website that explained: “Women More Likely Than Men to Suffer Misdiagnosis, According to Studies.”
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A fibroid tumor is 99% not cancerous, nor do they increase the chances of a woman’s uterus becoming cancerous. Although, one-third of fibroid tumors can be detected by a doctor and they can cause a series of symptoms.
The symptoms of a fibroid tumor include: irregular periods, pain in the pelvis and lower back, bloating and stomach discomfort, difficulty urinating, pain or discomfort while having sex, fertility problems, and strenuous bowel movements. Additionally, one might experience dizziness, fatigue, and lethargy.
Messages from fans
Firstly, one of Sharon Stone’s fans wished her a swift recovery, “I’m so sorry to hear that you are ill. Best wishes for surgery and a speedy recovery. Thanks for always sharing your experiences with us and for looking out for us!”
Secondly, another fan said, “Oh no babe. I had the same 3 years ago. You were so right to get a second opinion. Hope you have a speedy recovery. All my love.”
Lastly, another fan tweeted about their wife’s experience with a similar situation. “My wife went through this several years ago, Sharon,” they wrote, “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.”
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- “Sharon Stone, 64, Opens Up About Finding a ‘Large Fibroid Tumor’ After Misdiagnosis.” Prevention. Arielle Weg. November 2, 2022
- “Sharon Stone Says She Was Misdiagnosed After Doctors Find Large Fibroid Tumor.” E Online. Tamanth Gunn. November 2, 2022
- “Sharon Stone Reveals Doctors Found ‘Large Fibroid Tumor’ in Her Body Following Misdiagnosis.” People. Shafiq Najib. November 2, 2022