Symptoms getting worse, doctors don't seem to care.

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So my LTF came back with ALT of 68 i have to go back for more blood tests in 2 weeks and await my scan. They are still sure it is down to Galbladder

I have started to get itchy all over and a red blotchy face, plus i am still getting the pain. I really don't get how the doctors can be so relaxed, up to 4 weeks for the scan what if my liver fails by then, what if it effects other organs.

I am really concerned.

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    I think now a days you really have to push these doctors. Tell him or her that you can't go through these pains 1 more day. I had to do that but also, I live in the States, so maybe different. I went through all that too for weeks and keep getting worse. Blood work, ultrasound, ulcer medication, finally I pushed for a ultrasound and found the gallstones. Then had to wait 6 weeks for the operation but asked to be put on a cancelation list. But 3 weeks later at a app. They sent me directly to ER and had the surgery done within hours. They waited too long and they knew it. 

    But all done and I feel brand new, wish they had found this out when I was younger, missed out on so much.

    so speak up and punch the doctor

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      My scan was supposed to be 22nd of October but got a cancellation for tomorrow. Can it be too late?

      I am just worried that if it is not my liver itself and the galstones as the doctor said it means it is affecting my liver.

      I am just scared my body shuts down or i do harm to liver and kidneys sad

      Were your blood works also showing an increase in the liver? LTF, My AFT is pretty high 68 and i am worried, either i have liver damage or the galbladder is causing liver damage

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    Is there any way you can see a second Gastroenterologist? I left mine, who I had for a year, because he did not do anything to actually help me. I had to go to urgent care to be seen for a surgery.
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