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Doctor insights on: Abdominal Masses Under Right And Left Rib Cage Splenomegaly And Hepatomegaly

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Mild urq pain just below rib cage. Ast & ALT 15. Normal abdominal ultrasound even though it state mildly enlgd liver 18cm. Should i be worried? Can an ultrasound be normal with mildly enlarged liver?

Mild urq pain just below rib cage. Ast & ALT 15. Normal abdominal ultrasound even though it state mildly enlgd liver 18cm. Should i be worried? Can an ultrasound be normal with mildly enlarged liver?

More w/u needed: Worried no but answers still needed. Still could have a gb stone in a liver duct or pancreatic duct. However you probably would have more pain and symptoms. Any recent trauma to the area? Muscle pull? How much advil daily? Should not be taking advil +ibuprofen at the same time. If also taking tylenol (acetaminophen) be careful. Rest of labs, amylase, lipase important. Ribs need checked, even urine. Cover w/fam dr. ...Read more

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Large Spleen (Definition)

Splenomegaly is an enlargement of the spleen, which usually occurs when the spleen becomes filled with red blood cells. This can happen in liver disease, where blood backs up into the spleen, or it can occur in conditions where defects in blood cells cause them to become trapped in the spleen. Infectious mononucleosis and other viral infections can cause ...Read more


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I have 5 hard masses on my left rib cage. They've been growing steadily and today are extremely painful. My left breast also has red discharge. ?

I have 5 hard masses on my left rib cage. They've been growing steadily and today are extremely painful. My left breast also has red discharge. ?

ER: If you have steadily growing masses of any kind with accompanying bloody discharge you should be evaluated promptly to rule out infection versus other causes of these symptoms. ...Read more

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I have had discomfort under left rib cage for about 6 months now. Had blood work which revealed my thyroid is low and ultrasound enlarged liver?

I have had discomfort under left rib cage for about 6 months now.  Had blood work which revealed my thyroid is low and ultrasound enlarged liver?

Need for evaluation: There is not sufficient information in your narrative. You need to be treated for low thyroid. Enlarged liver is likely due to fat in the liver. If you are overweight, lose weight, (easier said than done), do not drink alcohol and do not take acetaminophen (Tylenol). It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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How big is too big for an enlarged liver? My liver is a full fingers length past my rib cage & causes me a lot of pain

How big is too big for an enlarged liver? My liver is a full fingers length past my rib cage & causes me a lot of pain

Big is not problem: Ur liver seems large, but the fact that it is painful is worrisome & and needs 2 b evaluated. U need 2 c an internist or gastroenterologist & find the cause which r many. Hepatitis etc. Get in 2 b cn. ...Read more

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I have diagnosed with stage 1 fatty enlarged liver 2 months ago. Now I have a dull back pain with a slight bump under right rib cage?

I have diagnosed with stage 1 fatty enlarged liver 2 months ago. Now I have a dull back pain with a slight bump under right rib cage?

Doubt related, but: Distinguish fatty liver (steatosis) from fatty liver with abnormal liver tests (steatohepatitis). Best to start with a weight loss diet based on calorie and fat restriction, avoid alcohol, control diabetes & cholesterol (if present). Your doctor will likely want to monitor your labwork, image the liver, & rule out other diseases that can mimick the pattern of liver tests seen with fatty changes. ...Read more

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My 17 y/o has constipation weird pressure left side abdomen below rib cage no pain present for a few months colon cancer with enlarged spleen ?!

My 17 y/o has constipation weird pressure left side abdomen below rib cage no pain present for a few months colon cancer with enlarged spleen ?!

Insist on an answer: Junior needs to be seen. Cancer's unlike at 17 without a strong family history. If there is any concern that this is serious disease, he needs colonoscopy. If the spleen is big, an explanation needs to be found. It would be appropriate to check junior for porphyria and hypothyroidism. If you are not satisfied with any answer you get, or junior is not satisfied, demand a second opinion. ...Read more

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The bottom left of my rib cage feels bruised, also struggled to eat full meals recently...enlarged spleen?

The bottom left of my rib cage feels bruised, also struggled to eat full meals recently...enlarged spleen?

See a doctor: This sounds like something which merits rapid assessment by a health care professional. Enlarged spleen, if present, may be due to infectious mononucleosis, but there are other potentially severe conditions which can also do this. Healthcare in UK is excellent. Go see a doctor, and I wish you better soon. ...Read more

Dr. ASHRAF MALEK
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Enlarged Liver (Definition)

Hepatomegaly, otherwise known as an enlarged liver, is a clinical finding in which the liver is found to be larger than is normal, either by the physical exam from a physician or by imaging such as CT scan or ultrasound. This can be due to alcoholism, hepatitis viruses, inherited liver ...Read more


Dr. Tanya Russo
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Liver Enlargement (Definition)

Liver enlargement is a clinical finding in which the liver is found to be larger than is normal, either by the physical exam from a physician or by imaging such as cat scan or ultrasound. This can be due to alcoholism, hepatitis viruses, inherited liver ...Read more