Hi hope some of you can help me. Recently achieved SVR after being treated with Sovaldi and I feel very lucky. At my next appt. I saw a doctor who after reading my fibroscan score - 12.5 announced that I needed an endoscopy as I was very likely to have varices! She ruined my positive news by scaring me half to death! Can they not determine whether there is portal hypertension from a Doppler scan ? Also being sent for bone density tests.
I had no idea I was having a fibroscan at the appt and had a meal prior to testing - I have read that this increases the score - scared but willing to have the tests, just want to know they are necessary!