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What are consequences of an enlarged liver

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Numerous: It depends on the cause. It may change the way medications are processed. It may cause abnormalities in blood tests. It may impair metabolism of sugar ... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. ASHRAF MALEK
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Many: There are several reasons for enlarged liver, such as fatty liver (from obesity, diabetes etc), virus (hepatitis), alcohol, mediations etc. Occasional ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
47 years experience Internal Medicine
Usually fatty liver: The most common cause of an enlarged liver is fatty liver, which can be caused by obesity, diabetes, alcohol abuse, pregnancy, and hyperlipidemia. La ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
24 years experience Geriatrics
Remove the agent: That is the cause of this. Sometimes possible and sometimes not. Depends on your diagnosis and personal data.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
38 years experience General Surgery
Usually: Just pressure under the right ribs from dissension of the liver capsule, by itself. Can mimic pain from gallbladder disease. Other symptoms depend on ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Islam Abudayyeh
20 years experience Cardiology
Depends on cause: A large heart can be due to a valve issue (aortic valve regurgitating), a cardiomyopathy, or pressure etc. As the heart becomes larger, it also become ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
CHF: The cause of the enlarged heart and pleural effusion is what dictates the outcome from such a situation. If you have a very weak heart with congestive ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Alcohol liver dz.: Sxs of liver disease due to alcoholism may include: nausea, vomiting, drop in appetite, weight loss, abdominal pain & bloating, yellowing of skin & ey ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
The symptoms of Enlarged liver include:: Abdominal discomfort, Feeling of fullness.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Enlarged spleen: Infectious mononucleosis, anemias, tumors, liver diseases.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Digital rectal exam: Will detect enlarged prostate as well ultrasound. Symtoms R slow & weak urinary stream, urinary retention, frequent urination by day & night, ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Usually none!: Usually a sign of both hypothyroidism, or grave's disease, which causes overactivity. However, both thyroid nodules and malignacy can do this. You ne ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need more info: What are the actual results? How long have the levels been elevated? Do you drink alcohol, if yes, how much? What medications are you taking, includin ... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Atrial enlargement: An enlarged atrium can predispose one to development of cardiac dysrhythmias like atrial fibrillation and can be caused by factors such as lung diseas ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Fietsam
34 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Depends.: Aneurysms are enlarged arteries. In the head, can cause headaches. In the abdomen, unusually no symptoms, unless it gets very large or ruptures. Ru ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience Urology
Varies widely.: An enlarged prostate (BPH) may have no 'effects' or symptoms. Usually, BPH presents with urinary complaints: hesitancy, weak stream, increased urinary ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
The tests for Enlarged liver include:: Ultrasound of abdomen, CT of abdomen, Liver biopsy, Comprehensive metabolic panel, ERCP, MRCP.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Geffner
53 years experience Endocrinology
Many: Most, less than 3 cm can be watched as they are unlikely to be cancers. However, some small tumors can make excess cortisol, aldosterone, male hormone ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
BPH: Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/benign-prostatic-hyperplasia/basics/definition/con-20030812 for info regarding benign prostate ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Goiter!: This is a benign sometimes quite large thyroid enlargement. It used to be mostly due to iodine deficiency which is why we see "iodized" salt adding n ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
CHF: The cause of the enlarged heart and pleural effusion is what dictates the outcome from such a situation. If you have a very weak heart with congestive ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Farahmandian
22 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Bleeding, infections: Splenectomy associated with more common infections (although still not considered immunocompromised) biopsy can cause bleeding and sometimes signif ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fernando Austin
45 years experience Gastroenterology
Hepatomegaly: Cause may be defined by blood tests as well as imaging studies such as cat scan or MRI or endoscopic ultrasound(eus). Potential causes too lengthy to ... Read More
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