How many of you had Dr's push aside your medical problems, and not accept you had liver disease?

I think I've had the worst medical care in the world from my primary care Dr. I have a biopsy showing liver disease, my LFT's have been abnormal for almost two months now. He still says there is nothing wrong with me???? Of course I'm seeing a liver Dr, but every time I go to my primary for blood work, he insists I don't need it?

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  • Hi amandarosas

    This is a really tough one! Surely if your liver Dr says you have liver disease your primary care Dr cannot deny this. He/she will have received reports from your liver Dr.

    My bloods are always done at the hospital so I have not experienced the refusal by my GP to do my bloods. If you have more than one Dr in your primary care practice I would suggest you transfer your care to one of the other Dr's. And have a word with your consultant maybe he/she can write to your primary care practice.

    Whatever you decide to do, don't give up, your health is paramount here! I am sure it will all work out in the end. All the best

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  • I think I would change doctors if I was you.

  • I had a PC Dr. like this, my pain clinic Dr. actually sent me to him 2 or 3 times, for the high elevations of my liver panel. He kept ignoring it. I was under a PPO, and had to be referred to a Specialists. Finally I had a burning pain in my breast bone area, blood in the stool, and had had previously blood in the urine. My ALP was 500, so he finally sent me to a Gastro Dr. and quess what I was finally diagnosed. He put me on the meds, and changed me from Prevasid (MS) to Nexium, for I also had erosions in my esophagus. He also wanted me to go to Emory, in Atlanta for evaluation for a transplant. I have great PC now!

  • Wow 500? Thats high. Mind keeps staying at 100, but my GT is 180 now which is WAY higher than normal. My AST and ALT is up and down.

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