I had a colonoscopy in January and then developed diverticulitis. After two sessions of antibiotics, my doctor performed a CT scan and determined that I had gallstones. He ordered an ultrasound which revealed liver inflammation. After an endoscopic test, MRI and finally liver biopsy, I am awaiting my doctor to determine what is wrong and steps to take. The liver biospy was 12 days ago, but I am still waiting for him to refer me to a liver specialist (this is third business day). All I "hear" him say is maybe liver cancer, maybe not. Lots of inflammation and upto 25% of my liver will be removed. I am a 53 year old male, diabetic, overweight (lost 25 pounds since January - down to 215) and did drink too much on occassion (football games and cookouts mostly). My blood sugar was out of control last fall, but now is well controlled (losing weight). Why can't the doctor (general surgeon for gallbladder removal) make a decision and why so long to get a referral to a specialist?
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