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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
3 questions here: Echogenicity likely from fat deposition-commonly associated with obesity, diabetes, some meds., alcohol. Rx: lose weight, keep diabetes under control, ... Read More

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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Distinguish diseases: Distinguish fatty liver (steatosis) from fatty liver with abnormal liver tests (steatohepatitis). Best to start with a weight loss diet based on calor ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
39 years experience Radiology
Most commonly: This is seen with increased fat content of the liver. Fatty livers are most commonly seen in patients ingesting too much fat in their diets or the res ... Read More
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Dr. Eva Duckett
31 years experience Radiology
Fatty change: Increased echogenicity means that on a sonogram study the liver had a lighter or whiter appearance than is typical. This is called fatty infiltration ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
42 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
This is normal.: It means that the liver is uniform (the same all over) and doesn't have any areas that are scarred or damaged or abnormal.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Meijer
37 years experience Family Medicine
Ask your doctor: Doctor who ordered the test should answer your questions. Other tests and past/present medical conditions affect the answer. You are at risk to develo ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
12 years experience Radiology
Possible fatty liver: Your description sounds like hepatic steatosis or fatty liver. This can be due to being overweight, alcohol misuse/abuse, medications or other causes ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Liver: The increased echogenicity is consistent with fatty infiltration of the liver with sparing of some parts of the liver. Your liver size is less than 1 ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lotfi Hacein-Bey
40 years experience Radiology
Explanation: The term "diffusely increased echogenicity of the liver" is most commonly used in the ultrasound report to indicate that there is diffusely increased ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
It means: that the liver tissue looks slightly brighter/whiter than normal liver on ultrasound. This is most commonly seen in fatty liver, which I see you list ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
50 years experience Radiology
See answer: The concern is that this may represent developing cirrhosis. Ultrasound generally does not delineate iron deposition per se. A more definitive imag ... Read More
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