Hi I had a fibroscan 6 months after a successful trial to cure my hep c a year prior to treatment my fibroscan score was 23 after treatment the nurse doing the scan said I was awkward to scan tried 3 probes eventually came up with a reading of 21 had taken about 40 readings by then the range was from 10 to 38 said that was a wide range the next week at my local hospital I had another scan nurse said I was indeed difficult to scan she came up with a reading of 18.5 with the range varying from 8.5 to over 40
Is this sort of range normal and what does it mean?
Another worry I. Have is that when I completed the trial I was told I must request my local hospital for 6 monthly ultrasounds the were only doing an annual one however they still are unwilling to do that and when I query it and point out the guidelines are that all cirrhotics must be offered 6 monthly scans I feel they think I am being fussy and are still sticking to annual scans I am much better after the drug trial but concerned that my spleen is continuing to grow (the trial doctors had expected it to shrink)
Am I worrying too much or should I keep pushing for 6 monthly scans