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Normal liver size ultrasound

A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
Fatty liver: Lose weight if overweight, cut out alcohol if using; cut out simple sugars, starches, decrease fat in diet. Get followed up. Sometimes, fatty liver l... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Scarring: Cirrhosis is scarring of the liver that may result in end stage liver disease. Your doctor can run some blood tests to determine how well your liver i... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Depends on body size: Usually measure liver edge from bottom of ribs on right hand side of body when person is lying flat on back. Also, if person develops cirrhosis of liv... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 58 years experience
I am not certain how they can measure the pressure in the portal system with an ultrasound. What they most likely mean the see no evidence of portal h... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Watch it: If there's no fatty change in your liver, just keep an eye on it. The ALT is probably higher than your friends, and it might be worth repeating off al... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 58 years experience
Big liver??: You need to get a local normogram for liver size from your team. You did not mention ethnicity which may also be an important item.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 13 years experience
Fatty liver: The ultrasound pattern you describe usually indicates fatty infiltration of the liver. This can be due to alcohol, drugs/medications, obesity or othe... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 53 years experience
Likely insignificant: The renal length varies with height and weight and decreases slowly with age. Right kidney is usually slightly smaller than the Left. Normal size rang... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 34 years experience
That is: a nonspecific description and there are a number of inflammatory and infiltrative processes that could cause that appearance. However, in the vast ma... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Only couple of possibilities: either an acute condition causing a transient liver enlargement vs an overestimate at the first read providing the secon... Read More
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