I have been referred to a Hepatologist my appointment is next week. Just wondering what questions you think I should ask, I have spoken to Sarah from the Liver Trust but was just wondering your thoughts, see my previous post for ALL my symptoms/history but a quick update is, I have had pins and needles in my hands and feet for over 3 years
I am convinced its my liver, I am a 39 year old female and have drank alot over the past 20 years. I drink approx 3 bottles of wine a week now. but as i said have drank alot more over the past 20 years.
My most recent symptoms are pain under ribs and itchiness in hands and feet and a sort of throbbing feeling in them as well. I have red patches on each palm of my hands sometimes a really bad right hip and bad back All blood tests have come back normal, most recent tests 24th December, had an Ultrasound Dec 2011 all clear had a Firboscan done through the Liver Trust roadshow this January results were:
Median Stiffness 6.7
VLAD MEASUREMENTS 10
no of measurements 14
success rate 71
I have heard that all these tests are not conclusive, do you think I should tell the consultant I have had a Fibroscan or ask them to do one to see if its any different from the above.
I will write a list of questions, just don't want to miss anything out as I have been going to the doctors for about 4 years off and on and would like some answers! If there is anything you think I need to ask please post. Thanks everyone!