How to Update a Question
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Sometimes you need to update your question, either to clarify your experience or to communicate directly with a surgeon. Although you can't directly edit your question once it's been posted, there are a few ways you can communicate with doctors and keep your content up-to-date.
Ask a Follow-up Question
You can post a follow-up question just like a regular question -- ask a new question in the Doctor Q&A forum. If you had information in your previous post that might be helpful, leave a note in your question (e.g. "This is a follow-up to my first question...") and our moderation team will link the two questions together.
Ask for Clarification
It's not possible to post a direct reply to a doctor who has answered a question. In the past, when we allowed multiple replies, doctors became concerned about inadvertently creating a doctor/patient relationship through our website, so we had to disable this feature.
However, you can reply to doctors by visiting their profile and using the email contact form. Some doctors are willing to follow up via email. Otherwise, you're welcome to ask a new question (see above).
Resolve Your Question
Has your situation changed since you posted your question? It's helpful for others to know how your situation turned out. You can post an update to your question and let readers know how you're doing now; just email our Community Support team with the text of your update and we'll add it to your question.
Provide Feedback on the Doctors' Answers
We encourage you to vote on answers that you feel are helpful (or not) by using the "thumbs up" and "thumbs down" symbol next to each answer. This is the most efficient method of sharing your feedback with the doctors.
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