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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. ...Read more

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

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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If you have an enlarged liver on a physical exam could doctor feel it?

If you have an enlarged liver on a physical exam could doctor feel it?

Yes.: An enlarged liver (hepatomegaly) can be felt by a trained physician. The physician would push just below your ribs and have you take a deep breath. Your deep breathing will "push" the liver downward below the rib margin. ...Read more

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Is a mildly enlarged liver of any significance, seen on Cat scan waiting for Doctors response. ?

Is a mildly enlarged liver of any significance, seen on Cat scan 
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Depends: Why the CT scan in the first place. If this is an incidental finding then it may simply be normal for you. Liver normal size varies. If you are very "large" then the liver may be large. If there is a condition the doctor is looking for, it could be related to that. You should be sure to ask your doctor ...Read more

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Should i be concerned about an enlarged liver? I am a 19 year old female and i just had my gallbladder removed yesterday. After my surgery, the doctor said that my liver was enlarged and was smashing my gallbladder to where it stopped functioning. My surg

Should i be concerned about an enlarged liver? I am a 19 year old female and i just had my gallbladder removed yesterday. After my surgery, the doctor said that my liver was enlarged and was smashing my gallbladder to where it stopped functioning. My surg

Fatty : Fatty liver can sometimes be related to medications or related to excess weight gain. Usually it is just a non-specific finding with no specific concerns. Blood tests will generally tell if your liver has normal function. Weight loss if overweight, avoiding fatty foods, controlling one's cholesterol level, avoiding excess alcohol drinking, and checking your medications with the doctor who is prescribing them is a start to liver evaluation. Sometimes checking your blood for hepatitis exposure is indicated. Rarely serious liver damage can be the result of severe fatty liver that develops into cirrhosis damage. ...Read more

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Enlarged liver and jaundice.Jaundice going and ultrasound says liver is normal now but I have high lfts.Doc says clinically i'm fine so why high lft?

Enlarged liver and jaundice.Jaundice going and ultrasound says liver is normal now but I have high lfts.Doc says clinically i'm fine so why high lft?

Hepatitis: You may have hepatitis. This can be viral like a, b, c, e or general hepatitis like from alcohol, a medication overdose, or certain foods (like mushrooms). First, you should get tested for viral hepatitis and be vaccinated against b. It also depends what other enzymes are elevated such as alkaline phosphatase. It may be a gallbladder issue too. ...Read more

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I have had an enlarged liver&spleen for several months.Specialists trying to figure out why.Woke up this morn w/swollen feet.Should i call doctor?

I have had an enlarged liver&spleen for several months.Specialists trying to figure out why.Woke up this morn w/swollen feet.Should i call doctor?

Yes: This new symptom may help give a clue as to your issue with the enlarged liver and spleen. In addition it likely represents either leaky vessels from inflammation or excessive pressure in the veins of the body. Stop eating sodium and limit it's consumption. Avoid nsaids, motrin, aleve, (naproxen) naprosyn. Call your doctor for an appointment. Elevating the legs higher than your heart will help. ...Read more

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Enlarged liver, enlarge pancrease, (pancrelipase) swollen nodes on MRI of abdomen, abdominal pain?

Enlarged liver, enlarge pancrease, (pancrelipase) swollen nodes on MRI of abdomen, abdominal pain?

If: Nothing will clearly point to a diagnosis i would possibly consider a biopsy or even a laparoscopy. The best thing is to talk to you doctor and ask what else can be done to arrive to a diagnosis. I certainly do not like the nodes seen on mri... ...Read more

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Dr. Ravi Chand
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Pancreas (Definition)

Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...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