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sylpil61 posted:
I been having stomach and back pains on and off for about a year. I am a breast cancer survivor. I have visited the urgent care dept. of my health care facility and the emergency room on numerous occassion and each time they can not seem to find anything.
I finally, decided to go to another emergency room at a different hospital on April 7 . They did an ultrasound on my gull bladder and my abdomen and diagnosed a echogenic liver. They told me to call the gastrolologist to be seen within 2-4 days. I tried to get an appointment with that hospital's gastrology dept. I explained my condition and the appointment clerk told me the earliest opening was in July.
Then I contacted my health center and explained my condition and was told the earliest appointment would be April 20.

Now I don't know anything about this condition and I am wondering should I have to wait so long to be seen, and would this not allow the problem to worsen. I went to the webmd and look up this condition, the liver look very bad. Can you tell me what I need to do about this situation. I am beginning to worry.

Thank you
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Byroney_WebMD_Staff responded:
Dear sylpil61,

Hello and welcome. I am sorry to hear about your problems with stomach and back pains. It's good that you went to a different facility and they did an ultrasound of your gallbladder and they found your liver issue.

April 20th is next Wednesday, and the doctor at the health center should be able to answer your questions. You may want to write them down so you don't forget. If you get worse before then, I would encourage you to return and get seen sooner.

Since it's Friday and after office hours, you may need to wait until Monday to start calling around to find an appointment earlier than the 20th. Sometimes you can ask an office to put you on a waiting list in case someone ahead of you cancels their appointment.

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You must do the thing you think you cannot do. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

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