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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

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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 bruise on my arm thats growing, what could cause this? My liver is swollen.

I have a bruise on my arm thats growing, what could cause this? My liver is swollen.

Be seen: An expanding bruise is an expanding bleed under the skin. If your liver is not working properly to make blood coagulation proteins, it could be a sign of a more serious problem. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Friend 45 yr old ultrasound swollen spleen pancreas and liver blood work fine liver area hurts what are the possibilities of cause ?

Friend 45 yr old  ultrasound swollen spleen pancreas and liver blood work fine  liver area hurts what are the possibilities of cause ?

Possibly from liver: If there is splenomegaly, one cause would be congested blood backing up from the liver venous circulation. The GI or hepatologist need to be involved to find the cause, benign or from other causes need to ruled out. Blood work may not show causes but a team with radiologist, internist, gastroenterologist need to look at your friend in the whole to evaluate causes and recommend course of action ...Read more

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16 month childs liver enzymes were at 700, now risen to 1680 in 3 weeks. other symptoms: failure to thrive (onset at 4 months), persistent swollen lymph nodes and recently petechaie. Possible causes?

16 month childs liver enzymes were at 700, now risen to 1680 in 3 weeks. other symptoms: failure to thrive (onset at 4 months), persistent swollen lymph nodes and recently petechaie. Possible causes?

Coagulation issues: Petechiae are because of the lac of the coagulation factors produced be the liver and thrombocytopenia - low platelet counts- because of the enlarged spleen.....if you check INR in lab tests....you will see it is high.....and the platelet counts are low as well ...Read more

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Left foot is always mildly swollen but swells up a lot when drinking beer. What could be the cause? Liver and kidney blood tests were fine.

Left foot is always mildly swollen but swells up a lot when drinking beer. What could be the cause? Liver and kidney blood tests were fine.

Dilation of veins: Most likely you are fine and the swelling is just due to dilation of the veins in the leg and is caused by alcohol. But if its painful, you drink more than 5 drinks/day, you have protein in your urine (your doc may have checked a urinalysis) or you have had any injuries to your left leg then you may need to be seen and have someone look a little deeper. ...Read more

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40yr lady complain pain lt lumber u/s show swollen bowel loop, faty infiltratd liver fibroid uterus, kidney contain concretion, what is cause n management?

40yr lady complain pain lt lumber u/s show swollen bowel loop, faty infiltratd liver fibroid uterus, kidney contain concretion, what is cause n management?

Multiple issues: Swollen bowel loop--i don't understand description but this could be diverticulosis or an ileum. Fatty liver: chronic condition associated with obesity and diabetes, can cause cirrhosis over time. Fibroid uterus: common in 40 year old women kidney concretion: I have no idea but maybe this is calcium deposited in the kidney. No 1 diagnosis puts all of these together. You need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes swollen feet, legs, calves, thighs, groin, stomach, liver for 4 months?

What causes swollen feet, legs, calves, thighs, groin, stomach, liver for 4 months?

How exactly : Would you know your liver is swollen? You should see your internist! swelling all over like that needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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6wks postpartum. Past 4days my hands have been swollen. My arms and feet ache. Recent bloodwork showed good liver and kidneys. Causes? Tests to do?

6wks postpartum. Past 4days my hands have been swollen. My arms and feet ache. Recent bloodwork showed good liver and kidneys. Causes? Tests to do?

Need more info...: Is the swelling of arms and feet even & symmetrical? Do you have short of breath? ... more? These may help suspect if you may have developed a local/regional of extremities or systemic diseases of heart or kidneys including postpartum nephrotic syndrome, which requires blood cholesteral, creatinine, BUN, protein, .. and urine protein, etc. said the least. More? Ask treating doctor timely. ...Read more

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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