In having PBC, I've asked my gastro if I can also be referred to an Immunologist (to rule out any other autoimmune diseases) and a Hematologist (for detailed blood study since PBC has causes low platelet count and swollen spleen). For some reason my gastro doesn't feel this is necessary? Also, in my latest ultrasound, gallstones were detected and was told that no intervention is necessary, unless, there is pain, otherwise, they should be left alone.
(Please note Immunologists (in Canada) can only be seen upon referral by a doctor, they are considered specialists and see patients with compromised immune systems)
Any opinions would be greatly appreciated.