A 33-year-old female asked:
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fatty tissue found on live found via ultrasound at er on tuesday, enlarged liver and no health insurance. can i wait to see a specialist?

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Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
Yes: I'd start with a good general physical and lab evaluation by a primary doctor. Steatosis, or fatty infiltration of the liver, can be seen in people who are overweight, are diabetic, or have high cholesterol/triglycerides. You may not need anything more than a weight loss program or management of your cholesterol. Start at the beginning, and don't panic. Good luck.
Answered on Dec 6, 2013
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Dr. Geobel Marin
58 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes, you may wait.: A fatty liver is the consequence, in most cases, of excessive body weight. The most effective therapy is weight control and even though various medicines have been tried, weight reductions is the most effective treatment for those persons who are heavy. You may wait to see a liver specialist because the liver damage takes a long time before it becomes permanent.
Answered on Dec 6, 2013

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