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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
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
Had work up for pre op vsg. My cousin did u/s and said I have enlarged liver. Been 2 days no call on other results. Would doc have called by now if there was concerns? Now have to wait 3 more days!
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Enlarged liver, enlarge pancrease, (pancrelipase) swollen nodes on MRI of abdomen, abdominal pain?
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
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