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Enlarged Liver Enzyme Associated Disease Lymphoma
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
Immunodeficiency, enlarged spleen, enlarged liver, anemia of chronic disease, are these serious issues?
You bet: And I hope are you under the care of an immunologist and hematologist. ...Read more
Depends!: Elevated liver enzymes can be due to a number of different conditions. They can even be elevated temporarily for no reason, & fall to normal the next time it is checked. Are you on any meds? Do you feel bad? There isn't enough info to give you a decent answer. Give a little more history, and add any meds or other medical problems that you have in your health history and it will help us answer ...Read more
Usually not: Generally no, but there are many things which can cause swelling of the parotid glands (spit glands in the cheeks). You should have it checked out by your md, but in general, painful swelling of the parotid glands can be initially treated with hot compresses, good hydration (lots of water) and sour foods/liquids taken 5-10x/day (vinegar, lemon juice, sour candies, etc). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ace levels high, liver enzymes high, possible sarcoidosis dx, can sarcoidosis cause fatty liver on ultrasound. Dr scheduling liver& lymph biopsy.
Sarcoidosis - Liver: The most common radiographic finding of hepatic sarcoidosis is hepatomegaly. Ultrasound can show diffuse increased homogeneous or heterogeneous echogenicity in hepatic sarcoidosis appearing similar to fatty liver. Focal liver nodules (thought to represent coalescence of small granulomas) can also be seen in hepatic sarcoidosis. Liver involvement by sarcoidosis typically responds well to steroids. ...Read more
LIVER ENLARGED & ECHOGENIC CONSISTENT WITH NONSPECIFIC HEPATIC PARENCHYMAL DISEASE SUCH AS STEATOSIS. NO FOCAL MASS IS SEEN.Spleen size 16cm??
See doctor: The size of the spleen is of note. This enlarges for many reasons. The liver also enlarged is of concern as well. There should be a coordinated laboratory values to help make sense of imaging results. Not a good idea to speculate on cause without more data. Speak to your doctor for more data ...Read more
Yes: Unlike most viral hepatitides, hepatitis b is associated with liver cancer regardless of the presence of cirrhosis. Therefore, blood test (i.e. Alpha-fetoprotein) and imaging study (i.E abdominal ultrasound) are recommended every 6 months beginning at the age of 40. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Panc elastase test shows insufficiency. Have fatty liver. Is pei cause of fatty liver? Is there connection between fatty liver and pancreatic cancer?
No, just description: Like most dx, just a label for a pattern, as judged by whatever metrics. Yes, there is observed relation between fatty liver ; developing liver cancer. Fatty liver most commonly due to persistent low-fat, hi-carb (i.e. All sugars, simple ; complex) foods. Liver, to protect rest of body from ?sugar (toxic), converts sugars into triglyceride fats. If can't export into external fat, then fatty liver. ...Read more
Lymphoma vs. other: The spleen in hl may be heterogeneous/inhomogeneous/non-uniform due to lymphoma involvement, spleen infarction (death) due to cancer death in the spleen, or infection, or "other". The radiologist may or may not be able to determine that and your oncologist might be able to say more about it with knowing the clinical history. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lymphoma in spleen: Inhomogenious spleen refer to a ct scan reading where different area of the spleen might have different texture. In general some of these cases are nonspecific, some are related to ifarction (dead tissue) and some are related to lymphoma. In this case, if the patient is already diagnosed with hodgkins lymphoma, most probably these area are lyphoma in the spleen surrounded by normal spleen tissue. ...Read more
Increased /coarse hepatic parenchymal echotexture (liver parenchymal disease ) with prominent portal vein and splenomegaly? Wat it means
Severe damage: When damage to the liver occurs for a long time, meaning years, the liver becomes scarred and the veins that bring blood to the liver become distended because of resistance inside the liver. This increased pressure causes the spleen to take more blood and become enlarged. This is called cirrhosis of the liver and can be due to any number of things including alcohol and viral hepatitis. ...Read more
This sounds serious: To translate, you have liver cell damage and scarring (cirrhosis), which caused abnormally elevated portal vein pressures which caused venous distention in esophagus (varices). You also developed fluid in abdominal cavity, because of the high portal vein pressure. This imaging study is showing advanced stage of liver disease. You must get a specialist to treat you. ...Read more
What is the prognosis of liver cirrhosis with stage 4 liver cancer? Why people with liver cirrhosis/liver cancer have low hemoglobin, red blood cells?
Need to ask your ono: Your oncologist can help. Anemia can be caused by blood loss(which is common in patients with cirrhosis(GI blood loss due to varices). Poor blood formation is also common(Anemia of chronic disease). Blood transfusion can help the pateint. Keep Hemoglobin near 10 Grams. There is some treatment for Liver cancer that could be tried(the medicine is called Nexavar(Sorafenib) ...Read more
Absolutely: Wilson's is infamous for mimicking alcoholic liver disease and nash, with a lot of fat. This is a terrible blunder but i'm afraid it happens. Wilson's is deadly, treacherous, and the screening labs are often misleading. Screening for it should be done early in a liver workup that presents any ambiguities. ...Read more
U/s shows "mildly, enlarged liver 17cm prob due to fibrofatty disease" all labs and liver enzymes normal.. How would this be interpreted?
9 yr old f enlarged liver, 6 liver enzymes hi, hi bilirubin, hep abc -, cmv-, mono-.1 mon later enzymes lower&hi cholest., now hi alp&triglycer. Help?
See Your Doctor: Symptoms like these are best determined by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more
Ultrasound showed enlarged liver and spleen. Ct results 6 days later showed my liver grew 3 cm. liver enzymes are normal. Need direction. Thanks?
How do you FEEL?: And why did you have the ultrasound done? Liver size varies from hour to hour depending on blood volume and whether you're digesting dinner versus running a marathon. Three percent of humankind have a palpable spleen for no obvious reason. Some folks have a low-slung liver that's easy to feel; others have a biggish or odd-shaped right lobe. Doubt this exploration will find anything worth treating. ...Read more
My AST, ALT liver enzymes are very high (808 and 365) my CT today found an enlarged liver, spleen, and gallbladder--with thickened walls. Whats next?
Can acute hepatitis be a sign of permanent liver disease even if liver enzyme levels go back to almost normal?
Can acute hepititis be a sign of liver disease even if liver enzyme levels go back to near-normal?
Depends on cause: Almost all people recover completely from hep a, about 80% recover fully from hep b, only about 20% recover fully from hep c. Other causes of hepatitis, such as cmv, mono are usually transient. Alcoholic hepatitis and non-alocholic steatohepatitis can lead to permanent damage, . ...Read more
My latest liver enzyme tests showed I have ALT 11 and AST 20. I have read that a 2:1 ratio of AST to ALT is indicative of liver disease and my numbers are pretty close to that. Can you tell me your thoughts on this? I am a 29 year old female who does drin
Alcohol>BreastCancer: An ALT of 11 and AST of 20 is normal. The ratio pertains to alcoholic liver disease with abnormally elevated levels and is not an indicator of liver disease by itself. A far more sensitive test is Gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase(GGT). **There is an increased risk of breast cancer in women who drink, even lightly. The risk goes up 30% for each ounce of liquor, each 8oz beer or 5oz wine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dull pain for months in RUQ, especially after eating anything with fat. ALT was 122 on 12/16, 34 on 1/17, 100 on 5/17. ALP normal. US only shows 5mm polyp on GB. HIDA is 88%. Every other liver enzyme/disease test is neg. Endoscopy neg. Remove GB?
BMI 32, glucose intolerant, had baby 18 mo ago, all labs and enzymes nml-- am I to young for fatty liver? u/S says mild enlarged liver 17cm.
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
My liver in CT scan measures 19 cm, and the blood test (viral & enzymes) were normal. is this a major enlarged liver and what is the the normal size?
Need more info: Although at your age we do t expect the liver be enlarged. So it needs further investigation. Is your body weight more than usual. Is it a fatty liver. You need to know the cause of enlargement and don't get caught up into size. Once you know the reason and fix it then it will come back to normal. I hope that help. ...Read more
Boyfriend has scarring on liver, got ultrasound, spleen enlarged, liver smaller than usual, enzyme levels normal, negative for Wilson's, hepatitis, copper, iron, etc. Has a ct scan this week, pain by liver, whats the likelihood it's stage 4?
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Enlarged liver and spleen and elevated enzymes since birth. They think rubella since my antibody was negative in early pregnancy. Could it be?
Could be: Many congenital infections could cause those symptoms. Blood tests can usualky tell for sure, but maybe not for a few months. ...Read more
A CAT scan revealed I have a slightly enlarged liver with liquid around it. Negative for all the tests and a normal enzymes. Stomach flu sumptoms?
What is the fluid: I am uncertain what you mean by saying there is liquid around it. This can best be explained by a gastroenterologist ...Read more
I have elevated liver enzyme levels and was on Dioycycline for 5 months (from Nov. 2016 - March, 2017). They have come down but are still high. Do y?
Yes: The syrup is a proprietary blend of a Multi-Vit + Cyproheptadine. Cyproheptadine is a Histamine H1 Antagonist. Commonly used for Perennial and seasonal allergic rhinitis and other allergic symptoms. There is a report of Hepatic: Cholestasis, hepatic failure, hepatitis, jaundice. Though the frequency of these adverse events is not defined. Consult your GP for further evaluation and workup. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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