I posted a few weeks ago as I had an ultrasound scan as I had been having stomach acid etc. My GP then told me that the scan results said I had cirrhosis and asked me about my drinking over the years.
I have had some drink problems in the past so told her about them etc. She referred me to the Liver consultant whom I saw on Wednesday. I have not had alcohol for 3 months now.
The consultant said that the ultrasound scan showed "echotexture coarse" and after hearing my alcohol history etc he said he did not think that it was alcohol related and that it was because I was 3 stone overweight with a BMI of 30.1 (which I know and am attending weightwatchers at the moment) and I probably have a fatty liver (but he did say that sometimes these scans are over-reported).
He said my blood tests taken at the time of the scan were not that bad.
he is sending me for a fibroscan in a couple of weeks and will see what that brings.
I have to say even though my GP was quite nasty when she told me I had cirrhosis and should be very afraid - she did me a favour because I have not had alcohol for 3 months and I don't even want it any more! I did feel absolutely awful though at the time of the scan and feel much better now.
Will keep you informed. xx