Went to the GI doc yesterday, Dr. Moussa, at Children's GI Procedures clinic.
I hate that place. It gives me shivers every time I walk in, because it is the site of the ever-lovely pH probe testing!.
Anyway, she asked me a few basic questions, looked over my chart, and felt my abdomen.
Based on the results of last Monday's abdominal scan, it appears I have an enlarged liver.
This is caused by a bunch of things, but since I'm: 1) diabetic, 2) have high cholestrol due to transplant drugs and 3) am on steroids, this isn't reallya shocker.
It could mean several things--fatty liver, or something else. Who knows. So Dr. M ordered a liver panel, which, miracle of miracles, was drawn on the first stick in the outpatient lab. We'll get the results shortly, but I may end up (MAY being the key word) having a liver biopsy as a result of all this.
In the meantime, we're waiting for lab results, and an Upper GI scan, where you drink barium (fortunately Quick-flavored at Children's) and they scan your GI tract as it goes down, are in the works.
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