As the title says, I'm confused. I'm a 53 year old male.Was told by my gastro doc that I've probably got early stage alcoholic cirrhosis after he examined me and that I've to go for tests at the liver clinic. The doc said that I should abstain. I pointed out that I've had a few LFTs over the last few years and they were always normal. The doc then seemed to alter his stance said if I don't have cirrhosis I must drink within guidelines. (Sensible advice). That was 3 weeks ago. I haven't had a drink since and I'm due at the clinic next week. I attended A & E on an unrelated matter last week and had platelet count, clotting and LFT done. LFT 'slightly raised' everything else normal. I told my GP about the cirrhosis and he told me not to worry as my LFTs have always been normal. Now, since I stopped drinking, I'm getting some pain and discomfort in the liver area and on my right flank. It comes and goes but seems more noticeable when I'm lying down. I'm really worried and wish I was going for tests right now. I'd appreciate any feedback. Thanks.