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A 30-year-old member asked:

what could show up on a liver ultrasound?

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Dr. Peter Bream
Radiology 25 years experience
Lots of things: Ultrasound is a good way to image the liver for problems without using x-rays. Things that ultrasound picks up include gall bladder problems, masses in the liver, fluid around the liver, and problems with blood flow. It is most commonly used for problems with the gall bladder and biliary tree.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

My ultrasound showed an echogentic lesion in my liver. What does this mean?

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Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
Hard to tell.: In someone your age and sex, a single round echogenic nodule up to 5cm in size is most commonly a benign finding called a hemangioma. If your liver enzymes are normal this is probably the case. Another possibility is hepatic adenoma, another benign lesion often associated with prolonged use of oral contraceptives. Also with normal liver enzymes but sometimes pain if bled into.More details?
A 47-year-old member asked:

Abdominal ultrasound showed "fuzzy" liver, what are the possible causes?

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Dr. Michael Braun
Radiology 35 years experience
Probably fatty liver: Fuzzy probably means a fatty or cirrhotic liver. The diagnosis can be refined by correlating with your body weight, medication use, blood liver function tests, viral hepatitis exposure and alcohol use among other things.
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A 49-year-old female asked:

My abdominal ultrasound shows that my liver shows increased echogenicity; what does that mean? Also shows my CBD .40cm; what does that mean?

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Dr. Patrick Woodard
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Further testing poss: Increased liver echogenicity can be indicative of many things, the most common of which is fatty liver, a common problem for people who are overweight. The CBD is the common bile duct, which is normally less than 1 cm, so 0.40 cm is within the limits of normal.
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A 29-year-old male asked:

My ultrasound showed " mildly echogenic liver throughout, consistent with diffuse fatty changes. No focal lesions noted." Is my liver enlarged?

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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Not necessarily: You provided part of the radiologic findings, but from the particular highlighted statements , there is no statement or finding that suggests an enlarged liver. Usually the term "enlarged" or hepatomagly will be included. Just know you can have changes consistent with fatty liver without an enlarged liver. Best of luck.
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A 38-year-old male asked:

My liver ultrasound shows normal size and contour with coarsened, hyperechoic and heterogeneous echotexture without obscuration of the portal triads. ?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
That is: a nonspecific description and there are a number of inflammatory and infiltrative processes that could cause that appearance. However, in the vast majority of cases in otherwise healthy individuals, it is due to benign fatty infiltration.

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