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Doctor insights on: Enlarged Fatty Liver Causes

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Can a borderline enlarged liver from fatty liver cause your muscles to hurt and ache?

Can a borderline enlarged liver from fatty liver cause your muscles to hurt and ache?

It is not likely..: Fatty liver by itself typically does not cause pain. Acute hepatitis--either from infection/alcohol/or drugs can cause pain, but you will have other symptoms as well. From knowing a bit of your history (you have lost 52lbs in 6 months and liver is only "borderline fatty"), I sincerely doubt the liver is the cause of your pain. Please consult doc for eval what else is causing your pain. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Sandler
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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 could cause an enlarged spleen and a fatty liver?

What could cause an enlarged spleen and a fatty liver?

Long standing: Fatty liver can lead to cirrhosis, and the associated portal hypertension can produce splenomegaly. ...Read more

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I've read enlarged spleen from fatty liver only occurs after extensive liver damage. Can a "mildly fatty liver" cause a painful enlarged spleen?

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Shouldn't: Cirrhosis causes splenomegaly through portal hypertension and splenic congestion; a mildly fatty liver should be well before this stage, and should not be the cause of a painful enlarged spleen. You should see a doctor for further evaluation and testing. ...Read more

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Can an enlarged/fatty liver put pressure on diaphragm to cause breathing trouble? What are the possible treatment options?

Can an enlarged/fatty liver put pressure on diaphragm to cause breathing trouble? What are the possible treatment options?

Avoid alcohol: The most common cause of an enlarged, fatty liver that could cause pressure on the diaphragm and associated breathing difficulties is alcohol abuse. If alcohol is the cause in your case, then the most important thing you can do is to completely stop drinking alcohol in all forms. It will also be important to maintain close follow up with your liver specialist whether origin is alcoholic or non-alcoholic. ...Read more

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What cause weight loss and borderline enlarged liver. Ultasound showed fatty liver but nothing else. All blood work good. Enzymes great. All heps ok.?

What cause weight loss and borderline enlarged liver. Ultasound showed fatty liver but nothing else. All blood work good. Enzymes great. All heps ok.?

Obesity, wt loss: Welcome back. Don't know your current weight. You have lost over 60 pounds since march. What was weight then, now? Still overweight? That could still explain the fatty, enlarged liver. Previously, you stated all tests, including various imaging tests were normal: reassuring. ...Read more

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Could a fatty liver from being obese that is borderline enlarged cause muscles and ribs to be sore in the kidney area I have lost 52 lbs?

Could a fatty liver from being obese that is borderline enlarged cause muscles and ribs to be sore in the kidney area I have lost 52 lbs?

Doubt, but others...: Causes include musculoskeletal pain and kidney pain. Musculoskeletal is by far the most common. If not better with ibuprofen, may need an ultrasound. Remember no Ibuprofen on empty stomach, after meals only. ...Read more

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Could fatty liver that is borderline enlarged cause chest wall pain or rib pain? I am aching in my right kidney area and sore when you push. No UTI or kidney problems

No: Fatty liver does not usually cause enlargement -- if your liver is enlarged you need to be evaluated for other cause such as subacute alcoholic hepatitis or others -- and the pain in the right flank may also be caused by other musculoskeletal problem. ...Read more

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What could cause borderline enlarged liver and weight loss and night sweats? I do have fatty liver. Been tested for HIV and hep. And all blood work good

What could cause borderline enlarged liver and weight loss and night sweats? I do have fatty liver. Been tested for HIV and hep. And all blood work good

Hormones: Welcome back. Had thyroid function tests? Female hormones out of whack? Periods are ok? The fatty liver was presumed to be due to obesity, which is why you went on the reducing diet. Blood work good is reassuring, as was the MRI tests you mentioned in another question. Checked for parasites? Tb? ...Read more

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I have an enlarged fatty liver, enlarged spleen, & 2nd stage kidney disease & I need to know if any one of those would cause a UTI & an ear infection?

I have an enlarged fatty liver, enlarged spleen, & 2nd stage kidney disease & I need to know if any one of those would cause a UTI & an ear infection?

Not per se: The conditions you described do not cause UTI by themselves. You should be under the care of a doctor to manage these illnesses so that you may prevent deterioration of liver and kidney function. ...Read more

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What causes fatty liver?

What causes fatty liver?

Obesity/bad fat: Obesity is the main cause of fatty liver disease which is now #1 liver illness in america. Excessive food, especially fats causes obesity and thus fatty liver disease. It is reversible if no cirrhosis yet. So, if u have been told so, wt loss, minimize alcohol, avoid drugs will reverse the fatty liver. Live healthy, live well, live long. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which causes a fatty liver?

Which causes a fatty liver?

Causes of fatty live: Many things. They range from inborn metabolic disorders to just plain eating too much.
The liver is the only organ capable to produce fat, everywhere else is storage space. So by default, fat will be stored in the liver as well. There are some disease that will result in increased fat production or decreased use and therefore the storage of fat begins. ...Read more

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What can cause a fatty liver in a human?

What can cause a fatty liver in a human?

Depends: Fatty liver is usually diagnosed with an ultrasound showing fat deposits in the liver. Usually liver enzymes are elevated (ALT and AST). Most people with fatty liver are overweight, so weight loss is the curative treatment. Diet and exercise is crucial in achieving substantial weight loss. Avoid supplements that causes weight loss. Also certain medications and alcohol can result in fatty liver. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of a fatty liver?

What are the main causes of a fatty liver?

Many causes: I would also add that there are a number of medications (such as Methotrexate & glucocorticoids) and toxins (such as phosphorus or mushroom poisoning) that can cause fatty liver changes. Infections can also cause fatty liver, such as hepatitis c & HIV infection. ...Read more

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What is the cause of fatty liver in general?

What is the cause of fatty liver in general?

Fatty liver: Several, from alcohol, diabetes, with high cholesterol & hypertension &obesity (metabolic syndrome), severe weight loss, diverticulosis, toxins such as phosphorus or mushroom poisoning, drugs such as Methotrexate & glucocorticoids, hepatitis c & HIV infection. ...Read more

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What are the causes of fatty liver and diagnosis?

What are the causes of fatty liver and diagnosis?

Fatty liver: Several, from alcohol, diabetes, with high cholesterol & hypertension &obesity (metabolic syndrome), severe weight loss, diverticulosis, toxins such as phosphorus or mushroom poisoning, drugs such as Methotrexate & glucocorticoids, hepatitis c & HIV infection. ...Read more

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What to do if I have fatty liver, what causes this?

What to do if I have fatty liver, what causes this?

Eat good food: To revert your fatty liver, read these 2 short articles:

1.https://www. Kaushikmd. Com/fatty-liver-on-a-rise-with-diabetes-and-obesity-epidemics/

2. https://www. Kaushikmd. Com/get-started/ ...Read more

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Is fatty liver reversible if it is borderline enlarged?

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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What is enlarged fatty liver (grade-i) and what can be its dangers & cure?

Several causes: I'm going to trust that alcohol isn't a factor, that you've been checked for hepatitis c, and that there's nothing to suggest one of the uncommon inborn errors of metabolism that can cause this. You first task -- if it's agreeable to your physician -- is to change how you think about diet and exercise and adopt a fitness-focused, aerobic intensive lifestyle. You'll be very glad even short-term. ...Read more

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Once you get fatty liver will it always be there? I've lost 35 lbs and liver is borderline enlarged. How long will it take to b normal

Prob 2 yrs: Somewhat depends on how long you were overweight the fatty deposits set up an inflammatory response in the liver. Keeping the weight off should help alot! ...Read more

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I have lost 35 lbs in four months because I found out I have fatty liver. It showed borderline enlargement. How long will this take to be better?

Depends on the cause: Many different causes of fatty liver and different stages of the condition. Assuming that you have nafld:non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, regulating your metabolism is key & losing weight is an important first step. Sometimes losing a lot of weight fast may temporarily worsen the fatty liver as it works overtime to break down all the lipids.
May take 6 months or more.
Need to check Insulin level. ...Read more

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I have lost 35 lbs in four months because I found out I have fatty liver. It showed borderline enlargement. How long will this take to be better?

Depends on the cause: Many different causes of fatty liver and different stages of the condition. Assuming that you have nafld:non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, regulating your metabolism is key & losing weight is an important first step. Sometimes losing a lot of weight fast may temporarily worsen the fatty liver as it works overtime to break down all the lipids.
May take 6 months or more.
Need to check Insulin level. ...Read more

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What causes liver enzymes to be elevated in fatty liver?

What causes liver enzymes to be elevated in fatty liver?

Damage to liver: Microvesicular fatty infiltration of hepatocytes (liver cells) is directly toxic to the liver. When liver cells are damaged or destroyed, they release their enzymes (ast, alt) into the bloodstream. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a fatty liver of pregnancy?

Enzyme deficiency: The association of cases of acute fatty liver of pregnancy with one of the inherited defects in mitochondrial beta-oxidation of fatty acids (the acronym for which is lchad), suggests that some affected women and their fetuses might have an inherited enzyme deficiency in beta-oxidation that predisposes the mother to this disorder. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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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