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Is stomach bloating related to fatty liver? What are the main causes?

Is stomach bloating related to fatty liver? What are the main causes?

Stomach bloating: No. Stomach bloating can have multiple causes starting with diet, food indiscretions, to conditions such as gastroparesis and irritable bowel. Read more

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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What is fatty liver and what causes it. What is the sideeffects. My side on left an my stomach is fat back pain have kidney problem hurt all the time.

What is fatty liver and what causes it. What is the sideeffects. My side on left an my stomach is fat back pain have kidney problem hurt all the time.

Hello.: Hello. I don’t know what the cause of your fatty liver is. However, a major cause of fatty liver is drinking too much alcohol. Alcohol use combined with poor diet, obesity, abnormally high iron levels and hepatitis c can increase the chances of getting fatty liver. There are also people who have fatty livers who don’t have an illness and who don’t drink. Some people can develop a fatty liver off drinking really heavily for a weekend, and the fat decreases when they stop drinking. In your case, it would be best to get specific input from your doctor as s/he can put this in the context of your total health picture. Take care. Read more

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What would cause veins to show on stomach and sides? 2 years ago I was told I had mild fatty liver could it have turned to cirrhosis causing veins?

What would cause veins to show on stomach and sides? 2 years ago I was told I had mild fatty liver could it have turned to cirrhosis causing veins?

Need to be checked: Veins on the skin of the abdomen are worrisome and need to be checked by your Doctor as soon as possible. They could be related to your liver issue and the cause needs to be investigated now. Read more

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Is fatty liver reversible if you are already experincing an ache in right abdomen?

Is fatty liver reversible if you are already experincing an ache in right abdomen?

Yes: The best treatment for fatty liver is to lose weight. As your weight declines, fat should also leave the liver and the liver should return to normal size. Read more

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Last physical showed possible Fatty Liver. This whole week had pain in right abdomen/back. Ultrasound results pending. How concerned should I be?

Last physical showed possible Fatty Liver. This whole week had pain in right abdomen/back. Ultrasound results pending. How concerned should I be?

Need other tests: You need imaging and lab tests to confirm that.....the pain not necessarily from your fatty liver....however, most fatty livers....particularly early on and depending on the type of fat and the causes.....are reversabl....go and check it out.....discuss with your doctor including diet, exercise, weight loss etc Read more

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Fatty liver since 1999. Recent upper right side abdomen mild pain discomfort off on shifting position. US abdomen Feb 16. Advice, drugs, tests?

Fatty liver since 1999. Recent upper right side abdomen mild pain discomfort off on shifting position. US abdomen Feb 16. Advice, drugs, tests?

Reverse risk factors: Fatty liver is incredibly common, predominantly due to: high alcohol intake, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity. The more of these risks you have, the greater the chance of fatty liver. Addressing these risks is an important step to correcting fatty liver. Distinguish hepatosteatosis (fatty liver) from steatohepatitis (fatty liver with abnormal liver tests that risks cirrhosis & liver cancer). Read more

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Abdomen Scan today:"hepatomegaly with fatty changes" Previous scan 3 years back - Grade 1 fatty liver. Am I not having fatty liver now?

Abdomen Scan today:"hepatomegaly with fatty changes" Previous scan 3 years back - Grade 1 fatty liver. Am I not having fatty liver now?

You do: You still have fatty liver. It is imperative that you lose weight and exercise.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. Read more

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I've had some dull pain in my upper right abdomen where I think my liver is located. Is this a sign of fatty liver disease?

I've had some dull pain in my upper right abdomen where I think my liver is located. Is this a sign of fatty liver disease?

Possible: It is possible, if the liver is enlarged due to excess amount of fat, a person can get dull pain in the upper right abdomen. Other problems should be excluded, and an image of the liver is indicated Read more

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I have fatty liver I feel heaviness in left upper portion andsome pain in left and right abdomen. My lft are 1.5 times normal value? Also indigestion.

I have fatty liver I feel heaviness in left upper portion andsome pain in left and right abdomen. My lft are 1.5 times normal value? Also indigestion.

Fatty Liver: Can cause some of the pain, and Liver function tests to be elevated. Weight loss is the only therapy with sufficient evidence suggesting it is beneficial and safe. A reasonable goal for many patients is to lose 0.5 to 1 kg/week (1 to 2 lb/week). Vaccination against Hep A and B recommended. Doctor can help with indigestion symptoms. Read more

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Right abdomen ultrasound results demonstrates diffuse increase in hepatic echotexture relative to normal. Fatty liver infiltrated. What does this mean?

Right abdomen ultrasound results demonstrates diffuse increase in hepatic echotexture relative to normal. Fatty liver infiltrated. What does this mean?

Evolving topic: Fat is bright on U/S.
Fatty liver can be seen in many conditions: obesity, diabetes, alcohol abuse, hepatitis, and other liver stress. It can be reversible and no one has ever died of it alone.
The underlying cause should be sought.
20 yrs. Ago fatty liver was not thought to be very signif, but now we find it is associated with many risk factors including heart and vascular disease. Read more

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My abdomen ultrasound shows solid hypoechoic nodule in the liver size about 4.2 x 3.7 x 3.3 CM what the best thing to do? High sgpt fatty liver

My abdomen ultrasound shows solid hypoechoic nodule in the liver size about 4.2 x 3.7 x 3.3 CM what the best thing to do? High sgpt fatty liver

See answer: Discuss with your dr. To make certain nothing more serious is present, however there are many possibilities including that this may just be focal fatty sparing – a benign occurrence. Mri is the most sensitive examination for further imaging evaluation. Read more

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After eating I feel some pain in my right abdomen. I 've a gallbladder stone of 9mm and fatty liver with aft 40 ald ALT 87 suggest me.

After eating I feel some pain in my right abdomen. I 've a gallbladder stone of 9mm and fatty liver with aft 40 ald ALT 87 suggest me.

Needs workup: Sounds like u need to consult with a surgeon to better inderstand if removing your diseased gallbladder will change your symptoms. Read more

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My CT abdomen with contrast result says mild fatty liver. My liver function tests were normal. I am overweight though, anything to be concern of?

My CT abdomen with contrast result says mild fatty liver. My liver function tests were normal. I am overweight though, anything to be concern of?

CT Abdomen: Why did you have the CT scan? Having a fatty liver and being over weight is of concern and you should have a complete evaluation with your care giver about diagnosis and treatment. Read more

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Abdomen usg says: fatty liver, mild splenomegaly, diffuse bowel wall thickening at right illiac region. Possibility of distal iletis. Is it serious?

Abdomen usg says: fatty liver, mild splenomegaly, diffuse bowel wall thickening at right illiac region. Possibility of distal iletis. Is it serious?

Does not: Sound good. Hard to say how serious without more information. Could be from an infection of some site that is treatable, but you should not have any of these issues especially so young. Read more

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Dr. James Chappell
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Abdominal Obesity (Definition)

Abdominal obesity is also known as central obesity or central adiposity. It occurs when there is excess fat around the abdomen/ abdominal organs and has been ...Read more


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Fatty Liver (Definition)

A condition where fat makes up more than 5% to 10% of the weight of your liver/ In some cases, this disease can ...Read more