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how can you tell if liver is swollen

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Exam and labs: If by swelling you mean enlarged, a physician should ne able to detect it. When in doubt, bloodwork and imaging studies like ultrasound and/or ct scan ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
Physical exam: Perhaps the best place to start with determining if your liver or spleen is enlarged or abnormal is with a physical examination from a skilled provide ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
It depends on: How swollen. You will probably have pain in right upper abdomen under ribs if you have enough swelling. Blood tests for liver problems is usually li ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randa Foda
Specializes in Family Medicine
Lymph Nodes: Superficial Lymph nodes can be seen well visualized by ultrasound, but if you are looking for abdominal lymph nodes, a CT is your better choice
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Enlarged spleen: Most people don't know they have an enlarged spleen because symptoms are rare. People usually find out about it during a physical exam. These are the ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Pancreatitis: Abdominal pain radiating to the back, nausea/vomiting, elevated amylase/lipase, abdominal ct scan.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run la ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Unclear question: Antibodies are normal constituent of blood, including blood in the liver. If you are concerned about antibodies to liver, that would constitute auto-i ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
You can tell! But...: ...are you sure you have just hemorrhoids? Pain +/- pruritis (itching) from the rectum that recurs may also indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivia Liao
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Not that easily: By the time someone with liver disease has symptoms it is probably late or quite serious. Discuss with your doctor about your concerns and if needed ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Severe diarrhea: Cholera is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria vibrio cholera, transmitted by drinking contaminated water. It causes severe watery diarrhea ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Bilharzia : Bilharzia ( snail fever) = schistosomiasis. Here is great info:
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
You'll know: You'll feel terrible, you'll be sick to your stomach and you will notice the whites of your eyes being unmistakably yellow when viewed in the sunlight ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Liver function tests: You would need to get liver function tests (blood test), which include ast, alt, alkaline phosphatase, bilirrubin, albumin. Also other proteins such a ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Piotr Obara
13 years experience Radiology
CT: A CT scan is usually done to diagnose a kidney stone. It shows up a bright, dense round object in the kidney, ureter, or bladder. Kidney stones, if th ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Cannot: Cancer spreading is usually determined by biopsies at the tine of surgery. Some radiology tests could suggest concerns of spread such as ct scan or pe ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Many people start to see an effect from antibiotics within 24-48 hours. Obviously, this depends on how bad the infection is to begin with, where the ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
32 years experience Dentistry
Pain,swelling,rednes: Cardinal signs of infection are pain, swelling and redness locally at site of piercing.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some...: Despite medical advance, all medical care, to an extent, is still based on indirect evidence; for suspecting kidney inflammation, detailed history+uri ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Glands: Lymph nodes typically cannot be felt if they have never been involved in an infection. So if you can feel them then they are swollen.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anhkiet Tran
14 years experience Urgent Care
Rather be safe: Always take it seriously when you have a fever. That being said, seek medical attention right away when fever is persistent and high (>102-103) or ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Satish Sundar
33 years experience Pediatrics
Multiple signs: All secondary sexual characteristics developed--you can search that. Almost completed growth spurt. Male and female have different patterns. In a f ... Read More

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