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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
That's normal: Up to 15 cm on the right is perfectly fine, a taller person's liver may be several cm taller itself, and some folks have an odd-shaped liver with a mu ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
8 years experience in Internal Medicine
Fatty liver : Fatty liver which can be Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is best evaluated by ruling out underlying causes. In general, the treatment includes Immuni ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience in Family Medicine
Many things.: The liver is a complex organ that is a "detoxifier" of the body. Many chemical compounds are metablized here to rid the body of by-products that if b ... Read More
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A 79-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Isobe
53 years experience in Phlebology
Fatty liver: Extra fat storage in the liver is a result of obesity. In the same way we store fat in the obvious parts of our body (arms, abdomen, legs, face) when ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Eastburn
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Hopefully not: Most individuals cannot feel their liver. It can be difficult for physicians to feel the liver unless it is enlarged. Normally on exam we may feel the ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raj Vuppalanchi
22 years experience in Hepatology
Yes: There is the option of liver transplat for patients with liver failure.
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Right upper belly: The liver is in the right upper belly, actually protected by the lower ribs of the right side of the rib cage.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Larson
33 years experience in Hepatology
Likely Cirrhosis: I suspect you mean that the liver has become smaller. A liver which has cirrhosis will become smaller and shrunken. This is a bad sign of advanced d ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No bumps / lumps: Or other odd-looking lesions. If this is the result of your imaging study, it's probably good news. On imaging, liver should have no obvious texture, ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Avoid meds/booze!: To improve liver functioning, stop alcohol and any recreational drug abuse. Avoid a lot of supplements and over the counter meds. Take meds only as ... Read More

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