Recently diagnosed thru fibrosure-NASH test and CT scan with Stage 3 fatty liver disease with very enlarged liver and sleen, major blood vessels in area enlarged and lymph nodes around liver enlarged. Had been experiencing what I thought to be IBS sx's for past 3 months---lots of gas, bloating, diarrhea after just about everything I eat. Lost 20 lbs during this time. When I went in to my doc, my HgbA1C was a whopping 8.0, when previously I was considered pre-diabetic at 6.6 and am not on any meds for diabetes So, in all reality, I am very sick, I have felt the fatigue, low-grade fever and now recently L upper quadrant pain/ fullness which extends around to my mid back.
My question is, how come it still takes 4-6 wks to get to see a GI Doc when I have been referred by my primary care doc to see a specialist?
I am concerned what damage the elevated HgbA1c is doing (have blurred vision already) and what the effects of a very enlarged spleen area. I am being very cautious to avoid any type of infections.
Did you have to wait so long to see a GI Doc too? I am just freaking out that this diagnosis is really doing damage to my body while I have to wait so long for an appt!
I can honestly say I have learned more about NASH just by skimming the Internet than anything else so far!
Need your help...SOON!
Thanks in advance,