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Doctor insights on: Enlarged Liver Enzyme Associated Disease Lymphoma

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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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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Is an enlarged liver enzyme is more associated with graves' disease or lymphoma?

Is an enlarged liver enzyme is more associated with graves' disease or lymphoma?

Depends: Liver enzyme elevations reflect liver cell injury. Certain medications used to treat graves disease can affect the liver and periodic liver enzyme checks are warranted. Certain lymphomas can involve the liver and therefore can cause enzyme elevations. ...Read more

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U/s shows "mildly, enlarged liver 17cm prob due to fibrofatty disease" all labs and liver enzymes normal.. How would this be interpreted?

U/s shows "mildly, enlarged liver 17cm prob due to fibrofatty disease" all labs and liver enzymes normal.. How would this be interpreted?

Fatty liver: You have fatty liver from a poor diet and/or chronic alcohol use (even with normal liver enzymes). So, cut back from alcohol, improve your diet, and exercise. This will reduce the progression of your liver disease. ...Read more

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Ultrasound showed enlarged liver and spleen. Ct results 6 days later showed my liver grew 3 cm. liver enzymes are normal. Need direction. Thanks?

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

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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?

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

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Can acute hepatitis be a sign of permanent liver disease even if liver enzyme levels go back to almost normal?

Can acute hepatitis be a sign of permanent liver disease even if liver enzyme levels go back to almost normal?

Acute hepatitis: Is a form of liver disease. Most people recover from acute viral hepatitis. Unfortunately some cases progress to chronic aggressive form of disease, which can lead to cirrhosis. So have your doctor keep an eye on you. ...Read more

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What diseases could a 'liver enzyme screen' show?

What diseases could a 'liver enzyme screen' show?

Liver function tests: LFTs (SGOT, SGPT) will not specifically tell you what is causing the liver dysfunction. Rather they are indicators of abnormal liver function and additional studies including hepatitis panel, liver ultrasound, may be necessary. ...Read more

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Can acute hepititis be a sign of liver disease even if liver enzyme levels go back to near-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

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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

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 more

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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


Dr. Michael Thompson
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Lymphoma (Definition)

Lymphoma is cancer of the lymph system, which is an infection fighting collection of nodes of lymph tissue populated by white blood cells and ducts that drain excess fluid. The system ...Read more