One of the first signs of jaundice is dark urine. I learned that the hard way. I let the dark urine go as possible dehydration. Then the nausea and vomitting started. Then the full on jaundice. Once the full jaundice happened an amazing amount of fatigue followed. I was diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis (AIH). The longer you go without treatment, the more you risk developing cirrhosis. So I would insist on seeing a hepatologist (they are GI docs with a specialty in liver disease). If you have AIH, it is a fully treatable illness and life expectancy is that of the average Joe provided you are treated. Severe AIH has a 5 yr life expectancy if left untreated.
Please insist on seeing a hepatologist. Have your ANA, SMA, anti-LKM (all antibodies that will help with diagnosis) been done? They are simple blood tests. They should test for fatty liver, AIH, CMV, Epstein-Barr.
Have you been on any meds or natural supplements lately?
As far as transplant goes, it's best to keep your own for as long as possible. If you don't have cirrhosis, they won't talk to you about it. Since you have pancreatitis, they'll be choosy on the drugs they treat you with. If it's AIH, you'll start with prednisone as that'll help control the inflammation that's causing the biggest problem at this point. Really, since you don't have a definitive diagnosis, I'll stress it again...see a hepatologist and please get back to us with your diagnosis.
Diagnosed with AIH January 2007,
CMV (cytomegalovirus) June 2008
Raynaud's February 2010
meds: Azathioprine 100mg, Ursodiol 250mg BID