After months of seeing different doctors, the new gastro Dr. I saw today has ordered a fibroscan. I had seen a hepatologist and said there was no way I had liver disease because he didn't see anything in bloodwork or cs or ultrasound that my regular Doc had done. This gastro dr. today said the same things to start as the others did.
He saw the tests that have been run and said this doesn't appear to be liver related. I said to him that the same tests are being run and Id like something different to be done. I said a fibroscan. He said okay, well you're not going to take what I say so I will order it. He then says even if you get this test. its not going to change anything. I replied "I have been feeling this way for a year. Am I supposed to give up? I'm looking for a diagnosis. I have tried changing my diet. I no longer drive, bloating, no appetite and numerous other symptoms etc."
He then says "Well, I want to help you." I thanked him wholeheartedly for listening. This whole process of Dr.s saying this is just depression and its mental illness are ways of drs. dismissing you. The more I research this, I read about this happening to many people. After having another ultrasound the technician remembered me from last Feb and asked why they weren't doing something else. I said I don't know. they think its all in my mind. She then told me a similar story of herself being told depression and then being rushed to ER. In the United States it seems to be their "go to" diagnosis.
Sorry for the rant but finally this Dr. actually looked at me and listened to my history. As for his comment of well, this wont change anything so not sure why I would want to do this test, I am really at a loss. He was young I guess. Anyway. it has to be approved so I'm thinking it will probably be another few weeks until I even get it. The healthcare system in the US is so broken. Thanks for listening everyone!