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what does mild fatty infiltration of the liver mean

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Garrett Norvell
12 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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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 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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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 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 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tri Huynh
Dr. Tri Huynh answered
16 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 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cesar Sturla
34 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.
A male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Obesity: The most common cause of fat in the liver is due to obesity. If you lose weight the fat in the liver will resolve too. It can also be caused by high ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 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 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 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 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Fatty liver: infiltration is a precursor of liver damage and cirrhosis. May be related to alcohol abuse and elevated cholesterol and triglycerides. Any bacterial o ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Descriptive phrase: Visual descriptive finding for the sono.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
8 years experience General Surgery
Hepatic parenchyma: This is a term used to describe the tissue of the liver. It helps distinguish between different parts of the liver such as the liver capsule, the bloo ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Common: This is a common finding, particularly in obese patients. It does not seem to be a serious or progressive problem, but the real long term effects of t ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
41 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
What kind of scan?: This sounds like a gall bladder scan? If so these are signs that something is bothering it. Further checking with primary care physician will give y ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gena Kluwe
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Diffuse=: "all over ". Pretty much.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
A radiology finding: Usually something noted or commented upon by a radiologist on ultrasound or ct scan. An enlarged liver with excess fatty cells can be from obesity, po ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
See below: Fatty liv: A fatty liver is a common condition. It implies excess of fat in your liver which can be harmful. It is commonly caused by over weight and can get bet ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
This: means minimal fatty liver (often seen in overweight people and early ALCOHOLISM) (Do either apply??) Hope this is helpful; Dr Z
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Abuawad
29 years experience Radiology
Liver disease: It can suggest diffuse liver disease such as fatty liver and liver cirrhosis. Additional testing and possible biopsy is needed.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
50 years experience General Surgery
They are relates: Spider angiomas are one of the skin manifestations of underlying liver disease from cirrhosis to fatty infiltration...When isolated they do not necess ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Garrett
39 years experience Radiology
Evolving topic: Fat is bright on U/S. Fatty liver can be seen in many conditions: obesity, diabetes, alcohol abuse, hepatitis, and other liver stress. It can be rever ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Probably fatty liver: vs. poor scan quality (in opinion of the physician dictating the interpretation). Look up: https://www.google.com/#q=low%20attenuation%20hepatic%20par ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Maluccio
26 years experience Surgical Oncology
Fat infiltration: Steatosis is fatty infiltration of the liver and is becoming increasingly more well recognized in the us. When the fat cells irritate the liver, it ca ... Read More
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