I am currently living in El Paso TX. and at the end of the month moving to Nashville TN. to be closer to family. I was diagnosed with stage C cirrhosis on 03-23-10. Everything has been going pretty good. I have some levels out of range such as:
I have splenomegally, Hiatal and umbilical hernias, HE, Gall stones, neuropathy and grade 3 varices. I think that about covers everything. I feel real good most of the time. I have an exell spreadsheet with all of my labs and charts for monitoring my progress but I was unable to attach it.
My question is after my move should I continue seeing a gastrologist or switch to a hepatologist?
Thank you, Randy
My gastrologist feels I will need a transplant in the next 5 years. He has done a really good job looking out for me.
Currently I have an ultrasound done every 6 months. Lab work and a follow up visit with my Gastrologist every three months.
I see they have a transplant center right there in Nashville so that will be nice. I have always had concerns about vitamin deficiencies although I take a multi-vitamin without iron (senior) and B-complex. How will the liver transplant program help? Will they just have a more educated understanding of liver function? Also will they collaborate with each other?
Hello again doctor. Here is a link to my medical information I was talking about in my original post. I wonder if in your opinion will I be in need of transplant. I understand there are a lot of varibles so it may be hard to say.
the lab tests look fairly good so based on them you do not seem like you need a transplant right now. i would still get hooked up with a transplant center in your area. U of memphis (Dr satapathy or dr nair) or Vanderbilt are both outstanding. no problem with taking a MVI.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.