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Can an enlarged liver cause back pain?

Can an enlarged liver cause back pain?

Yes: And I would ask your doctor to take a look at what the actual cause is. You are going to want to know to get definitive treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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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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Causes for enlarged liver?

Causes for enlarged liver?

Various: Inflammation (hepatitis, other infections), infiltration (fatty liver, storage diseases) or lesions in liver (tumors). ...Read more

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What causes an enlarged liver?

What causes an enlarged liver?

Usually fatty liver: The most common cause of an enlarged liver is fatty liver, which can be caused by obesity, diabetes, alcohol abuse, pregnancy, and hyperlipidemia. Large liver can also be due to cysts, benign and malignant tumors, and congestion related to right-sided heart failure. Rare causes include blood disorders, thyroid disease, and bile duct obstruction. There are many other possible causes. ...Read more

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What causes an enlarged liver nflammtion?

What causes an enlarged liver nflammtion?

Depends: Inflammation of the liver can be due to a number of causes like fatty liver disease (very common now a days) or from viral hepatitis, metabolic causes, alcohol, autoimmune disorders, medications, etc. Without knowing more, I would seek consultation from a liver specialist to discuss further on what the next steps are. Simple lab tests along with a detailed history can help aid with the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are causes an enlarged liver & spleen?

What are causes an enlarged liver & spleen?

Many: Viral hepatitis, portal vein thrombosis, congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver (although liver can be small in cirrhosis) are a few of the many causes. Cirrhosis of the liver can be a result of alcohol abuse, long-term viral hepatitis, many other causes. ...Read more

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What can cause an enlarged liver and "weird" blood levels?

What can cause an enlarged liver and "weird" blood levels?

Many things: Alcohol, viral hepatitis, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, cmv, ebv, leptosprosis, biliary obstruction, right sided heart failure, wilson disease, some drugs, storage disorders, cirrhosis, malaria, and more. ...Read more

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Advice please? My 2 year old son has an enlarged liver. What can cause this?

Advice please? My 2 year old son has an enlarged liver. What can cause this?

Many possibilities: Without knowing a complete history and performing a thorough exam, it's impossible to know what is causing your son's enlarged liver. There are many possible causes of this, including viruses, fat metabolism or storage disorders, impaired venous outflow, biliary tract disorders, and many others. You should consult your child's pediatrician to discuss this. ...Read more

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What could cause a slightly enlarged liver (hepatomegaly) with normal liver values?

What could cause a slightly enlarged liver (hepatomegaly) with normal liver values?

A radiology finding: Usually something noted or commented upon by a radiologist on ultrasound or ct scan. An enlarged liver with excess fatty cells can be from obesity, poor diabetes management, or other medical or medication induced liver changes. May be an incidental and clinically insignificant finding. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Slightly enlarged liver cause back pain?

It may: You are going to want to get an evaluation because there are other abdominal causes for abdominal pain with back pain. Getting a evaluation addresses all the possibilities and then provides treatment options for the definitive cause. ...Read more

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Does a tick bite cause an enlarged liver?

Does a tick bite cause an enlarged liver?

Tick bite: Ticks can carry bacteria that cause diseases like lyme disease, ehrlichiosis, rocky mountain spotted fever. Some forms of ehrlichiosis & rmsf may be associated with liver enlargement. If you suspect this condition, see your fp for exam and blood tests to rule out these diseases, which, left untreated early, can lead to serious complications. ...Read more

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Could a pain in the right buttock be caused by an enlarged liver, especially at night?

Doubtful.: This sounds like it could be originating in your spine. You will require a physical examination and a visit to your orthopedic specialist if this persists. ...Read more

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Hi, is it possible to tell me what are the possible causes of an enlarged liver and pancreas?

Hepatomegaly: Cause may be defined by blood tests as well as imaging studies such as cat scan or MRI or endoscopic ultrasound (eus). Potential causes too lengthy to be discussed in this limited format. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of an enlarged liver and spleen, and high wbc?

What could be the cause of an enlarged liver and spleen, and high wbc?

Many things: If had to pick one disease that best fits with the data, I would pick chronic myelogenous leukemia. Other are mono, lymphosarcoma cell leukemia. ...Read more

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Does alcohol drinking cause an enlarged liver?

Does alcohol drinking cause an enlarged liver?

Yes: Dr ali is correct. In some folks, acute alcohol. Ingestion can temporarily enlarge the liver. This is not usually permanent or dangerous. But drinking to excess is of course a serious problem. See your doctor if you believe your liver is damaged or you have a drinking problem. ...Read more

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I have an enlarged liver and spleen and do not know that cause. What should I do?

See a doctor: The most important thing to do would be to see a doctor who will then try to find out the cause. This is not something to ignore in the hopes that it will go away. ...Read more

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Can having gallstones cause enlarged liver? I feel something firm to the left of where I thought it ended.

Can having gallstones cause enlarged liver? I feel something firm to the left of where I thought it ended.

No.: Generally speaking, neither the gallbladder nor the liver should be palpable in the absence of significant disease. If you feel an abdominal mass, I suggest that you make an appointment to see your primary care physician for a formal examination. ...Read more

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What will happen if a person is having enlarged liver. Does it cause any harmful symptoms. Does this leads to liver cancer?

What will happen if a person is having enlarged liver. Does it cause any harmful symptoms. Does this leads to liver cancer?

Hepatitis: Enlarged liver is seen with liver disease due to various causes, common ones being viral, fatty infiltration or adverse drug effects. A basic evaluation with blood tests and an ultrasound should be initiated by your doctor. Depending on the cause found there may or may not be an association with cancer or cirrhosis. ...Read more

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My last 2 u/sounds show an enlarged liver that is getting bigger by 2cm each time. My liver function tests are getting better but! What is cause?

My last 2 u/sounds show an enlarged liver that is getting bigger by 2cm each time. My liver function tests are getting better but! What is cause?

It depends: Your question implies that your liver tests were abnormal and maybe still are. Given the results of these ultrasounds, I would recommend that you consult with your doctor or a liver specialist to determine why the liver numbers were abnormal in the first place and to explain your ultrasound results to you. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the known causes for enlarged liver. Haemangioma & gall bladder not well distended?

What are the known causes for enlarged liver. Haemangioma & gall bladder not well distended?

Hepatomegaly: Common causes of enlarged liver are fat accumulation, heart failure, and tumors. You may consult this site for more information.
http://www. Webmd. Com/hepatitis/enlarged-liver-causes ...Read more

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What could cause the following symptoms: sgpt 214, sogt 74, enlarged liver, fatty liver, and RA factor negative?

What could cause the following symptoms: sgpt 214, sogt 74, enlarged liver, fatty liver, and RA factor negative?

Liver: Most common is alcohol, other factors are infection, tumors, medication, or other toxicities. ...Read more

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Can a borderline enlarged liver from fatty liver cause your muscles to hurt and ache?

Can a borderline enlarged liver from fatty liver cause your muscles to hurt and ache?

It is not likely..: Fatty liver by itself typically does not cause pain. Acute hepatitis--either from infection/alcohol/or drugs can cause pain, but you will have other symptoms as well. From knowing a bit of your history (you have lost 52lbs in 6 months and liver is only "borderline fatty"), I sincerely doubt the liver is the cause of your pain. Please consult doc for eval what else is causing your pain. Good luck. ...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

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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Could talking sodium valporate (Epilim) for past 30 yrs 500 mg twice daily cause enlarged liver?

Could talking sodium valporate (Epilim) for past 30 yrs 500 mg twice daily cause enlarged liver?

POSSIBLE: Valproate is toxic to internal organs, and has caused pancreatitis, and liver abnormalities. This may or may not be explanation, as the liver can get enlarged due to alternative causes. Your doctor needs to get involved to pin down the answers, and get this stabilized. ...Read more

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Morbidly obese. Getting work up for vsg surgery and liver is enlarged but blood work ok. Can obesity cause enlarged liver?

Enlarged liver: Yes. Actually, nearly all obese patients have fatty liver or an enlarged liver. So that finding is expected. It will shrink down in size once you have surgery and lose weight though. ...Read more

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What can cause an enlarged liver 22cm with fatty infiltration with normal blood levels I am not obese and I do not drink alcohol. No meds?

What can cause an enlarged liver 22cm with fatty infiltration with normal blood levels I am not obese and I do not drink alcohol. No meds?

Some other causes..: Fatty liver disease is most often the result of excess alcohol and/or obesity, but some other causes are: diabetes, abetalipoproteinemia, glycogen storage diseases, weber-christian disease, acute fatty liver of pregnancy, lipodystrophy, inflammatoty bowel disease, hiv, hepc, malnutrition, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, and many meds...Consult doc to search for your cause. Good luck. ...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