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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Are you drinking: not milk , the alcohol , drugs is the first thing doctors will ask if they find enlarged liver in 18 yr old number one cause , several others like ... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
37 years experience in General Surgery
Aviod alcohol: Now how do you know you have liver enlargement, ultrasound or physical exam by md. Do you just feel your liver is enlarged. Are your liver blood test ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
34 years experience in General Surgery
Not normal: Not normal and could be from fat or some toxins or virus or cancer.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Need more info: How long has it been enlarged? Do you consume a lot of alcohol, and for how long? Are there underlying liver diseases in you or family? Is there any ... Read More
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Dr. James Henning
49 years experience in Anesthesiology
Fatty Liver: Protein-calorie malnutrition diseases may be associated with low serum Albumin (protein) and "fatty" livers...Enlarged...Because of decreased release ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Hack
32 years experience in Internal Medicine
More info: The liver is commonly enlarged with different types of hepatitis. You need to provide more information to better understand your condition.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Bennett
29 years experience in Urology
Liver enzymes: Not likely, some medications for prostate problems can aggravate liver issues however.
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience in Internal Medicine
Usually yes: so go ahead
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Usually from reason: Enlargement itself may cause some discomfort in the right upper quadrant (under the right side of the ribcage in the front), but symptoms generally ar ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
53 years experience in Internal Medicine
Multiple causes: need complete blood test- infectious causes.Certain medications can trigger this.Stop alcohol. Take alpha lipoic acid & probiotics. Yogurt twice d ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Yes: Steatosis, or fatty liver, can lead to steatohepatitis (inflammation of fatty liver cells) which can lead to cirrhosis (scarring of the liver) and ult ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience in Infectious Disease
Shouldn't: Cirrhosis causes splenomegaly through portal hypertension and splenic congestion; a mildly fatty liver should be well before this stage, and should no ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: Liver hemangiomas occur at random and are harmless.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
41 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
See doctor: The size of the spleen is of note. This enlarges for many reasons. The liver also enlarged is of concern as well. There should be a coordinated lab ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Corrado
40 years experience in Family Medicine
Sometimes: Liver enlargement has many causes and finding the cause is the key to treatment. Treatment may result in return to a normal liver size. For example, i ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
Fatty infiltration: is a relatively common finding, is due to a number of various causes(sometimes there is no known cause), and is not necessarily a precursor to cirrhos ... Read More
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Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience in Addiction Medicine
See below: Scar tissue in the liver as a result of different kinds of injuries. The significance is related to the chronicity for the injury and especially whet ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
No,: kidney stones do not affect the size of the liver.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
30 years experience in Infectious Disease
Severe damage: When damage to the liver occurs for a long time, meaning years, the liver becomes scarred and the veins that bring blood to the liver become distended ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience in General Surgery
No: This is almost certainly normal. I course there is the entire clinical scenario to consider, and the question is best answered by the doctor that orde ... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: This may actually only happen quite late, or never.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience in Gastroenterology
Possibly but ...: That bilirubin is awfully high for just fatty liver. If the rest of the work-up comes back negative, you may still need a liver biopsy to figure out w ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Liver: Hepatitis is inflammation of liver. Enlarged spleen is different and mostly relate to blood disorder.
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Yes: However, if you have cirrhosis, you would have some sense that something is wrong. If you have even mild emphysema, the big lungs push the liver down ... Read More
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
19 years experience in Emergency Medicine
No: End stage cirrhosis would not be a subtle finding. This could represent many conditions, including early cirrhosis, however. Follow up with your docto ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Maybe: Multiple causes of elevated bilirubin. Liver inflammation, hepatitis, acquired gilbert's syndrome, postoperative status, etc. Should not remove a gal ... Read More
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