I'm seeing a new doc on Tuesday. I live in Mexico city and have very good health cover. I'm sick to death of liver pressure, "ticking" over gallbladder after taking or eating something that effects liver, tingling hands and feet occassionally, dry skin, dry mouth sometimes, and mild jaundiced hands and face, visual distortions (haloes etc). stool can float, ranges between medium brown (rare) to tan, to green. undigested food quite often. has been greyish at times... one time was after eating a big spicy meal.
Tests have shown bili between 1.2 and 0.3 (direct .25 to 0.13 - once .05 when this started) (total 0.3 most recently after 3 hour fast, 1.2 is typically after 12 hour fast, it must be higher at other times with my quite wildly flucturating jaundice) (at times I can barely notice it, esp in am, after a hot shower or after sleeping, darker and more noticeable in evening)
ALTAST were about
56 and 35 in oct now about
INR 1.2 in feb
BUN CREA ratio was 18 in oct last month was 8.8
fibrotest said 0.25 in oct... guessing this will be a bit lower now with lower enzymes tho would like to see again.
I'm wondering what tests i should ask for... i just want a full work up of everything
I had fibromax test and ultrasound in oct, i guess i should get another? symtpoms only stated in oct.
full blood etc work up
gallbladder function test? HIDA
I want a full 100% picture. I want to know exactly what's wrong. One doc told me i have gilberts, which is rubbush, another said don't worry I'm fine and to stop worrying which is kind of impossible with the symptoms i have, plus im a very anxious person.
i had some pale stool when taking a lot of ibuprofen in '12 and then took antibiotics and low dose steroids last year while on holiday (drinking) and then a month later symptoms started.
also had mild jaundice and visual distortions (haloes etc) in 2006 which eventually "went away" about
a year later.
Post Edited (aghhh) : 4/6/2014 6:25:43 AM (GMT-6)