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what does mild fatty infiltration of the liver mean

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Garrett Norvell
13 years experience Emergency Medicine
Nonspecific: Hi! It means that the cells of the liver are accumulating fat and not getting rid of it. This can be due to alcohol, overuse of tylenol (acetaminoph ... Read More
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Dr. Kamal Singh
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Fat: Fat molecules all over in the liver.
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Dr. Theresa Henderson
41 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Fatty infiltration: Fatty infiltration has the other name of fatty hepatitis. This is not good to have This finding means fat is getting into the liver and taking over th ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Liver Damage: Nope. Liver cirrhosis is only diagnosed with biopsy and sometimes with high tech scans and biopsy. It sure sounds like you are in trouble with yo ... Read More
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Dr. Hong-phuc Tran
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Not necessarily: Mild fatty infiltration is common in patients who are overweight. High liver enzymes can be caused by many things, such as certain medications, infec ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Maybe....: You've asked a number of questions to healthtap recently regarding the subject of "fatty liver." fatty liver is common in america (about 1/4 adult po ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tri Huynh
Dr. Tri Huynh answered
17 years experience Gastroenterology
Abnormal Liver test: If you are truly having nafld, liver associated enzymes can be fluctuated. However, make sure you have thorough liver work up to assure you do not ha ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Weight/obesity: Non-alcoholic fatty liver is a growing problem related to being overweight or obese. It has the potential of getting worse and causing more severe li ... Read More
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A 27-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
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Perry Milman
48 years experience Gastroenterology
Not necessarily: The liver enzymes in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease can fluctuate up and down. It would be preferred, however, to see them return to normal, sugge ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Could be: From the gallbladder if it is not functioning properly and giving you symptoms. Numbers alone really don't tell much without the story behind it.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tri Huynh
Dr. Tri Huynh answered
17 years experience Gastroenterology
Abnormal liver assoc: If you have fluctuation of liver associated enzymes, make sure you have further work up. Elevated live associated enzymes does not mean you have live ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cesar Sturla
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Fat accumulation: It means the liver has increase amount of fat in the hepatocytes. It is the most common liver disease in the USA, if not the world.

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