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  How long can my mother wait to be put on a list to be evaluated?.Her Doctor said he didn't
  her to wait till Dec."98  but We are now in the New Year and we have still not heard
  anything about an appointment from the evaluation clinc.She has become severly depressed
  ...is haveing trouble sleeping and eating now , how will this affect her?
Dear P.Luther
If your mother has stable cirrhosis (i.e. no increase abdominal girth, no bleeding, no signs of hepeatic encephalopathy [confusion]), then there is no danger in waiting a week or two for an appoinment with the appropriate doctor.  If, however, her condition is not stable, then an earlier evaluation is needed.
This information is presented for educational purposes only.  Ask specific questions to your personal physician.  If you wish we would be happy to see you in the Division of gastroenterology of Henry Ford health system in Detroit. Your mother can arrange an immediate appointment by calling our Physician referral Line at (800)653-6568 and requesting an appoinment with Dr. Ben Menahem, one of our experts in gastrointestinal and liver iseases.
*keywords: cirrhosis

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