I feel a bit cheeky asking this here, as it's nothing to do with asthma, but I was hoping a GP could help me.
My dad went to the doc's several weeks ago with non-stop, all-over itching. Antihistamines had no effect (& no sign of fleas!!!) so his GP did blood tests for liver function & mentioned he may need a liver biopsy. My dad was told the first results were what would be expected for an alcoholic (despite this the doctor was happy for him to continue with his nightly glass of red wine), he's had 2 more blood tests, back for another next week & had to take in samples (I didn't ask for more detail!).
I was just wondering if it's normal procedure for it to take this long before referral? He's had no diagnosis or treatment (other than demazipan(sp?) & he's not sleeping well even with those). He's starting to get very tired & lacking in energy (probably not suprising, but does make me & my mum worry more!). Me & my mum want him to push for more answers (when asked about results from blood tests he just said he's sure the doctor would've mentioned if there was anything bad) & for a referral, but he's quite happy to just wait & see what the GP says. Although I'm very glad he's not getting stressed about it to me it doesn't seem right that it's taking so long with no progress. Also, my mum has a very low opinion of his GP!
I guess my question is should I bully him into demanding that more is done, or is the GP doing the right thing & do I just need to learn patience?
Huge thanks in advance to anyone who's able to give me answer.