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A 18-year-old female asked:

what causes liver enlargement?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Are you drinking: not milk , the alcohol , drugs is the first thing doctors will ask if they find enlarged liver in 18 yr old number one cause , several others like infections of all types , poor nutrition tumors etc., If unchecked ( not corrected ) lead to serious consequences .

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What are some common symptoms of liver enlargement?

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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Usually from reason: Enlargement itself may cause some discomfort in the right upper quadrant (under the right side of the ribcage in the front), but symptoms generally are from the reason for the liver to be enlarged in the first place, and the condition the liver is in.
A 45-year-old member asked:

How does liver enlargement affect a person's overall health?

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Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
General Surgery 39 years experience
Depends: On the cause. Liver enlarges due to back pressure of blood, infiltrative disease, fat deposit or inflammations. Depending on the cause, these may affect your health, be reversible or not.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Is liver enlargement bad or normal?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 35 years experience
Not normal: Not normal and could be from fat or some toxins or virus or cancer.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Whats the medicine given for liver enlargement?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Need more info: How long has it been enlarged? Do you consume a lot of alcohol, and for how long? Are there underlying liver diseases in you or family? Is there any cause for concern for an infiltrative process, significant heart disease, blood vessel or blood cell pathology? Are your liver tests abnormal, and does your liver synthesize proteins and clotting factors? Please discuss the above with your doctor.
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A 36-year-old male asked:

Can stone inside the gall bllader lead to liver enlargement?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Unlikely: If stones are inside the gallbladder then no , if they move out into ducts will cause along other complications , some times both may coexist in unrelated way, like a fatty liver may be associated with gall stones.

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