Thank you Butterflythree for your kind comment!
The strange thing here is that apart from the itching and the skin symptom (spider naevus) I am actually feeling perfectly OK! That's probably why, on top of the ultrasound, the doctors don't take my symptoms for real. And I would love to be able to shrug the symptoms and the abnormal blood tests off as well. However, with my drinking history I just can't do it. For almost all of my adult life I have drunk as much as a "real" alcoholic, I stand (and these days need, I'm afraid) a lot of booze.
I also understand that most people in this forum have real, diagnosticly proven conditions to worry about
be the problems there own or a family member's. Still, this situation is a very disturbing one. And oh yes, reliable internet sources (Merck, Mayo) do say that a person can have a chirrosis and a clean ultrasound. However, some academic studies say that the chance is like 1/100, while others suggest that this happens quite often.
They also say in many sites that ultrasound is a very operator dependant test -> the more skillfull the radiologist, the more accurate the test results. Knowing this I had the test done in the best clinic in my region (even though my insurance did not cover this), the radiologist who did the test has written books on the subject...
My second post to this forum and already sound like a whiner. But hey, if a drunk should crawl out of the gutter with my drinking history and symptoms, the doctor would stamp the sign "cirrhosis" in his forehead in two minutes.