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Doctor insights on: Can You Die From An Enlarged Liver

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If I have an enlarged liver will I die?

If I have an enlarged liver will I die?

Not necessarily: To better answer your question, one needs to know why it is enlarged. Many enlarged livers have no symptoms and may not cause death. Any enlarged liver is more susceptible to trauma like in a car accident and can be ruptured from that trauma which can leave to internal bleeding/death but I think i'd be more worried about why it is enlarged than that!

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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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If I have an enlarged liver, can I die from it rupturing?

If I have an enlarged liver, can I die from it rupturing?

Enlarged Liver: No enlarged liver does not rupture and you can not die from it by rupture. But you need to find out the cause of the liver enlargement.Liver can be enlarged dut disease in the liver or due to a systemic condition and you need to see your doctor and find the cause and get treated. You should abstain from drinking alcohol and be careful taking certain meds like tylenol (acetaminophen) etc. See your doctor.

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I have a enlarged liver can I die from it, or rupture it and then die?

I have a enlarged liver can I die from it, or rupture it and then die?

Yes: To better answer your question, one needs to know why it is enlarged. Many enlarged livers have no symptoms and may not cause death. Any enlarged liver is more susceptible to trauma like in a car accident and can be ruptured from that trauma which can leave to internal bleeding/death but I think i'd be more worried about why it is enlarged than that!

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Could I die if enlarged liver and pancreas and a doctor who ignores me?

Could I die if enlarged liver and pancreas and a doctor who ignores me?

Odd combination: It is a bit unusual that a doctor who finds you have an enlarged liver and pancreas, would ignore that finding. Who made the discovery? I simply cannot imagine a doctor ignoring this but if your relationship with your doctor is so bad you cannot discuss this, then you need to find another doctor.

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I have sickle cell anemia; enlarged liver and a high iron count can I die from this?

I have sickle cell anemia; enlarged liver and a high iron count can I die from this?

Possibly: Iron overload from prior transfusions can lead to liver damage that ultimately could cause death. I recommend asking you physician about iron removal medications.

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A myelofibrosis patient with enlarged liver&spleen been told transplant no option as I've 1in2 chance of fatality. On jak2, is death where I'm heading?

A myelofibrosis patient with enlarged liver&spleen been told transplant no option as I've 1in2 chance of fatality. On jak2, is death where I'm heading?

Myelofibrosis: We are all heading to death, the timing of when is the question. In your case you have a bad disease and predictions of progression are really not cogent from out here. You should discuss your situation with the drs. Who know you best.

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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).

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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.

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How can you reduce an enlarged liver?

Remove the agent: That is the cause of this. Sometimes possible and sometimes not. Depends on your diagnosis and personal data.

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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.

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What are consequences of an enlarged liver?

Numerous: It depends on the cause. It may change the way medications are processed. It may cause abnormalities in blood tests. It may impair metabolism of sugar and fats. It may eventually fail and change to scar tissue.

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What are the symptoms of an enlarged liver?

Usually: Just pressure under the right ribs from dissension of the liver capsule, by itself. Can mimic pain from gallbladder disease. Other symptoms depend on the cause of the enlarged liver.

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What happens if you have an enlarged liver?

What happens if you have an enlarged liver?

Depends on cause.: Pain rt upper abdomen, gen. Weakness and fatigue as liver is the metabolic factory of body involved in biochemical reactions involving carbos, proteins, fats.Alcohol related dz-can progress to cirrhois-scarring of liver and congestion of veins from backlog related to liver, with rupture of veins, blood loss through esophageal veins, cancer can develop in both alcohol related and non alcohol related dz.

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How can you test yourself for a enlarged liver?

How can you test yourself for a enlarged liver?

U can check liver: Enlargement by doing an ultrasound, ct scan or MRI and sometimes by physical exam, feeling or palpating the lower edge of the liver with the finger tips. Take care! Http://www. M.Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/enlarged-liver-causes.

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How long will it take to shrink an enlarged liver?

How long will it take to shrink an enlarged liver?

Ask for MELD score: Knowing your meld score may address your concern as to how badly damaged your liver may be and how urgently you need further intervention (e.g. Expectation of recovery with conservative treatment or not). Hepatomegaly (enlarged liver) is caused by a host of benign/reversible conditions and many that lead to irreversible injury). If drinking a lot of alcohol, would curtail use now for a start.

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Can the size of an enlarged liver ever be reduced?

Depends: If the cause is due to a fatty liver, then reduction in the amount of fat (by taking away the cause) can lead to a smaller liver.

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Can servere coughing for weeks give you enlarged liver?

No: The cough---no. The cause of the cough could also be causing liver problems. Ask your doctor.

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What can lead to, or is associated with Enlarged liver?

What can lead to, or is associated with Enlarged liver?

The following cause or are associated with Enlarged liver:: Adenocarcinoma, Alcoholic liver disease, Amyloidosis, Ascariasis, Autoimmune hepatitis, Biliary atresia, Biliary cirrhosis, Carcinoid syndrome, Cholangiocarcinoma, Congestive heart failure, Q fever, Ehrlichiosis, Erythema multiforme, Essential thrombocytosis, Extrapulmonary tuberculosis, Felty syndrome, Hairy cell leukemia, Hepatic encephalopathy, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatoma, Leishmaniasis, Leptospirosis, Liver abscess, Liver failure, Metabolic syndrome, Multiple endocrine neoplasia syndromes, Myelodysplastic syndrome, Non Hodgkin's lymphoma, Pancreatic cancer, Polycystic kidney disease, Psittacosis, Reye Syndrome, Rocky mountain spotted fever, Sarcoidosis, Squamous cell cancer, Tape worm infection, Trichinellosis, Tricuspid stenosis, Type 1 glycogen storage disease, Typhoid fever, Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia, Wilms tumor, ozpan, Mono, Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency, Cutaneous T cell lymphoma, Dubin Johnson syndrome, Graft versus host disease, Mycobacterium avium intracellulare, Hepatitis, Diastolic.

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