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What does liver feel like if swollen?

What does liver feel like if swollen?

It depends: Most of the time there are no symptoms at all. Because a swollen liver can stretch the liver capsule, sometimes people will feel an achiness or a fullness on the right side (where the liver sits). ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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I have a drink once every week usually quite a few and now it's feels like my liver is swollen laying on my side is uncomfy and I can feel fullness ?

I have a drink once every week usually quite a few and now it's feels like my liver is swollen laying on my side is uncomfy and I can feel fullness ?

I think: you are CONCERNED about how much you are drinking! Are you describing BINGE drinking?? How many are "quite a few"????? However the liver is usually not enlarged by binge drinking (It can develop "fatty changes" but these are reversible if you do not drink in between bijnges. BINGES are unhealthy for a LOT of reasons! Talk this over with your PCP ASAP (Primary Care Provider) Good Luck Z ...Read more

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What causes a swollen liver?

What causes a swollen liver?

Swollen liver: The liver can become enlarged because of being diseased (either from toxins such as meds or alcohol), or can be enlarged secondary to other organ disease such as congestive heart failure. It is never a normal situation. ...Read more

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How can you tell if liver is swollen?

How can you  tell if liver is swollen?

Exam and labs: If by swelling you mean enlarged, a physician should ne able to detect it. When in doubt, bloodwork and imaging studies like ultrasound and/or ct scanning will confirm the diagnosis of liver enlargement. However, the liver can be inflammed without being significantly swollen, so a doctors visit is strongly recommended. ...Read more

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What should I eat to reduce my swollen liver?

What should I eat to reduce my swollen liver?

Swollen liver: We would need to know what it is swollen from before offering appropriate assistance to you. If you have a fatty liver from obesity, you need to work with a dietician and or nutritionist to devise a weight loss program. Exercise, in that case, would be part of an overall comprehensive program. Repost with more details so someone can assist you. ...Read more

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What can happen when there is a swollen liver?

What can happen when there is a swollen liver?

Illness: A swollen liver would need to be evaluated for an underlying illness. ...Read more

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I am tired already after getting up, feel like my body is swollen and have wind colic.Could this be liver problem?What should I do?

I am tired already after getting up, feel like my body is swollen and have wind colic.Could this be liver problem?What should I do?

Diet: It sounds as though you are succumbing to chronic fatigue syndrome that, in my experience is due to high calorie malnutrition, too many empty calories, particularly sugar, ice cream, pop etc also caffeine can do this. Sharpen up on your diet and what you do when watchng tv etc. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my liver or spleen is swollen?

How can I tell if my liver or spleen is swollen?

Physical exam: Perhaps the best place to start with determining if your liver or spleen is enlarged or abnormal is with a physical examination from a skilled provider such as a primary care physician. Such a person can take a history from you and then examine your body. If after that, there are questions left unanswered, imaging studies such as an ultrasound and/or a few lab tests might be helpful. ...Read more

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What can I do to heal my swollen anles. My liver , kidneys are good?

Depends on cause: Most common reason is venous insufficiency. Elevation, compression stockings usually work well. Some doctors prescribe "water pills". However, an examination and evaluation is needed to rule out other possibilities. ...Read more

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I am 20 and have liver damage and swollen spleen, what to do?

I am 20 and have liver damage and swollen spleen, what to do?

Find the cause: Especially if liver disease is giving you a big spleen, you need to insist that your physician give you a scientific explanation. Get educated about this -- it may be life and death for you. ...Read more

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My dad drinks almost everyday, his face is all swollen up today-- is this a sign of liver damage?

My dad drinks almost everyday, his face is all swollen up today-- is this a sign of liver damage?

Too much fluid: No, it's a sign that he has too much fluid in his body. If he quits drinking, his body will get rid of it naturally. If you are worried he may have a drinking problem, talk to somebody you feel is safe. ...Read more

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If liver was swollen would i be able to tell? What blood test do doctors look at for liver problems?

If liver was swollen would i be able to tell? What blood test do doctors look at for liver problems?

It depends on: How swollen. You will probably have pain in right upper abdomen under ribs if you have enough swelling. Blood tests for liver problems is usually liver function panel, sometimes GGT and prothrombin time. ...Read more

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How would I know if my liver/spleen was swollen if I have mono?

Mono: Having your doctor perform a physical examination and palpating the areas. If concerns arose, imaging could be undertaken. ...Read more

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She has went to the dr and he said it could be from liver because all bloodwork is good. Sending her to a liver dr but he d k why hands swollen?

Liver disease: Swelling in the extremities is common in liver disease. The amount of proteins in the blood diminish in liver disease. This lack of proteins means more fluids leak into the tissues. Your doctor is right on with this next step. ...Read more

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I am not an overweight person, yet my stomache is almost always swollen, lately. Why would that be? I have just been told, that after my mri, it looks like a spot in my liver has grown by 11/2 CM in 6month and there is a possibillity that it could be canc

I am not an overweight person, yet my stomache is almost always swollen, lately. Why would that be? I have just been told, that after my mri, it looks like a spot in my liver has grown by 11/2 CM in 6month and there is a possibillity that it could be canc

This : This is very likely the cause of your abdominal distention. Besides the enlarged liver, you likely have ascites, which is a fluid build up due to increased pressure in the liver, this fluid accumulates within the abdominal cavity, causing pressure, discomfort in addition to the distention. While diuretic medications, which increase urine excretion, such as lasix, (furosemide) can be used to reduce the fluid build up, occasionally, the fluid will need to be tapped off, called a paracentesis. The culprit here though is the liver mass. Unfortunately, it is likely malignant, given the rate of increased size. If you have any prior history of liver disease, such as hepatitis b, hepatitis c, chronic alcohol use, you are at increased risk for liver cancer, called hepatocellular carcinoma. You should see a liver surgeon, called a hepatobiliary surgeon, who can assess the prognosis and options for treatment. If the imaging clearly suggests that this is a liver cancer, then a biopsy is not always indicated. If possible, liver resection should be considered, this may be facilitated by the use of trans-arterial chemotherapy (tace), therasphere, or stereotactic radiotherapy (sbtr). I suggest that you see a specialist, perhaps at the university of hawaii (surgeon there is linda wong), who can get you evaluated. Please tell her that dr. John fung recommended you to be seen there, it may help you cut through some red-tape. Good luck. ...Read more

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Had mono over the summer. Spleen was swollen & high liver enzymes. Im in college and a few days after drinking it feels like my spleen hurts. Ideas?

Had mono over the summer. Spleen was swollen & high liver enzymes. Im in college and a few days after drinking it feels like my spleen hurts. Ideas?

Mono: Spleen in involvement usually resolves after 4-6 weeks, also drinking should not affect your spleen. Perhaps your stomach is what may be hurting? It is in the same area of your abdomen. ...Read more