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Can severe fatty liver be painfull?

Can severe fatty  liver be painfull?

Yes: Fatty liver can cause the liver to swell within it's fibrous capsule or coating. The liver has no pain fibers, but the capsule does. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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've been diagnosed with fatty liver, my lft is normal.How can you know the degree of fat accumulation?Mild/moderate/severe?

I've been diagnosed with fatty liver, my lft is normal.How can you know the degree of fat accumulation?Mild/moderate/severe?

Biopsy standard: Liver biopsy usually gold standard. Exact percentage of liver involvement with fatty deposition difficult to determine. Isotope xenon 133 gas has been used to calculate percentage. Xenon goes to fat in liver and calculate percentate compared to biopsy results. Mr and ultrasound technologies are developing methods to determine fat content.Usually moderate to severe fat causes elevated enzymes. ...Read more

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Confused. Is fatty liver without enlargement considered mild, moderate, severe...? Normal liver panel.

Confused. Is fatty liver without enlargement considered mild, moderate, severe...? Normal liver panel.

Why Fatty Liver?...: 27 y/o Female says, Confused. Is fatty liver without enlargement considered mild, moderate, severe...? normal liver panel. Perhaps one should be more concerned about Why Fatty Liver? than classification unless the intent is to exercise caution to prevent further progression. Does one eat so called "junk foods", canned foods wit MSG, estrogen & Hormone enhanced food products, Drink alcohol in exce ...Read more

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Can severe fatty liver disease not quite cirrhosis be stopped from getting worse with diet and exercise?

Can severe fatty liver disease not quite cirrhosis be stopped from getting worse with diet and exercise?

Liver: You can't get guaranteed improvement with diet and exercise for fatty liver. But you can be pretty sure it will get worse if you don't diet and exercise. ...Read more

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Should I be taking pain killer whenever the pains come so severe due to the fatty liver?Thank you Doctor.

Should I be taking pain killer whenever the pains come so severe due to the fatty liver?Thank you Doctor.

Doubt liver source: Recurrent abdominal discomfort is first addressed by accompanying signs/symptoms that may localize the organ involved: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Age? Gender? Risks? Also, what testing have you had? ...Read more

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Was diagnosed fatty liver with sgpt 71 and LDL 139(total chol. 200) & TSH 11.5, are these all bcz of fatty liver, how severe is my fatty liver?Plz help

See below: Your LDL is only slightly elevated. A prudent diet will correct it. Your TSH indicates deficiency in thyroid hormone and has nothing to do with fatty liver but requires attention. Your SGPT is elevated - the degree is non-diagnostic and not helpful. If fatty liver is suspected, it can only be graded with liver biopsy. Repeating the SGPT in 6 weeks would be more prudent. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Fatty Liver (Definition)

Some fat in the liver is normal. But if fat makes up more than 5%-10% of the weight of your liver, you may have alcoholic or nonalcoholic liver disease. In some cases, these diseases can ...Read more