My question is regarding a liver biopsy when testing positive for PBC - high reading, liver tests ok, but fatigue and a strange tight feeling around my upper waist most of the time. Should I be pro-active in requesting a biopsy or do I have to wait for certain symptoms to appear or time to past? If so, how do I approach it? I have several autoimmune disorders and one that I saw a specialist for 5 years before he took the next step when I insisted that I was really unwell and my cough was not nuisance value. He discovered that I had a rare condition for 5 years and was more extensive than first thought once he finally did a ct scan rather than an xray, which was followed up with some sort of video diagnosis under anaesthetic.. I have had similar reactions to other diseases such as stage 3 cancer - said I looked too well to have cancer and specialist did not examine me, but another did and found the blockage. There is more, but enough for today. I just don't want this to go undiagnosed when it could be helped earlier rather than later, if necessary. Any suggestions. I also have a high ANA reading, speckled, not Lupus, which might not be relevant, but....
Liver Biopsy - to ask or not to ask - PBC Foundation
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