I agree with Connie. My old Gastroenterologist was not a hepatologist and there is a huge difference. I have NAFLD severely, as a matter of fact, on my ultrasound, they did remark that due to how the sound bounces off the liver they can make some kind of estimate about whether your liver is tough like leather from cirrhosis or fatty. I insisted on a biopsy even though I've had four and they didn't want to subject my liver to more stress. The biopsy indicated that every cell in my liver was full of fat as much as possible. My enzymes were on a steady elevation and i was scared. I was told to lose weight since I was not drastically but somewhat overweight. I was given grim news. I went to a hepatologist who told me in my case my liver was not processing sugar properly, due to what might be a hereditary disorder called NAFLD (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease) and he said that hypoglycemia often accompanies (I think causes) fatty liver and he tested my insulin. While my sugar was always normal, my insulin was very high, a sign of prediabetes or hypoglycemia. he helped my doctor prescribe the diabetes medicine and my liver enzymes came down to normal, though my sugar went up, showing that I was in fact, truly diabetic. He said that the medicine gets the sugar out of the liver so it can be processed by all that insulin, or something like that. All I know is that it worked and it wasn't a liver problem at all and he also said that people with Hep C (like me) can have problems with diabetes and I think there is an article on this site about it. This is only my story, but it is true for my dad and was true for my grandmother. They are finally started to take fatty liver seriously, which is good. This is just my story, but maybe it can help you some. Also, my son has problems with his hands, either red and warm or blue and cold when at his sides and he has no liver problems but the fancy cardiologist he sees said that sometimes people just have really long arms and its harder for the blood to circulate back up. Not sure that's a satisfactory answer, but I had acute hep C and was pretty sick (they gave me a year to live without tx) and I didn't have hands problems, but everyone is different. As a matter of fact, I didn't even know I was sick!
I hope you feel better!
Marji --Evoxac, Plaquenil, HCTZ, Glucophage, Klonopin, Ultram, Robaxin...
"...brain, what is brain?"
--Kara, one of the "givers of pain and delight", aka woman of Sigma Draconis VI, "Spock's Brain" episode 56 season 3 of Star Trek