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What to do if I have an enlarged liver, should I abstain from alcohol completely. I am in so much pain too?

What to do if I have an enlarged liver, should I abstain from alcohol completely. I am in so much pain too?

Yes...: If you have any disease or disorder involving your liver you should abstain from all alcohol. See you doctor for more specific instructions. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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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Does alcohol drinking cause an enlarged liver?

Does alcohol drinking cause an enlarged liver?

Yes: Dr ali is correct. In some folks, acute alcohol. Ingestion can temporarily enlarge the liver. This is not usually permanent or dangerous. But drinking to excess is of course a serious problem. See your doctor if you believe your liver is damaged or you have a drinking problem. ...Read more

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What can cause an enlarged liver 22cm with fatty infiltration with normal blood levels I am not obese and I do not drink alcohol. No meds?

What can cause an enlarged liver 22cm with fatty infiltration with normal blood levels I am not obese and I do not drink alcohol. No meds?

Some other causes..: Fatty liver disease is most often the result of excess alcohol and/or obesity, but some other causes are: diabetes, abetalipoproteinemia, glycogen storage diseases, weber-christian disease, acute fatty liver of pregnancy, lipodystrophy, inflammatoty bowel disease, hiv, hepc, malnutrition, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, and many meds...Consult doc to search for your cause. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes enlarged liver (20.5cm) with normal LFTs? Only abnormal labs in ER were low creatinine (0.5) and low BUN (5). No masses on CT. 24yo, BMI 25, no etoh. What should I ask my dr next week?

What causes enlarged liver (20.5cm) with normal LFTs? Only abnormal labs in ER were low creatinine (0.5) and low BUN (5). No masses on CT. 24yo, BMI 25, no etoh. What should I ask my dr next week?

Enlarged liver: As a start, someone needs to reevaluate that test and determine what portion of the liver was measured. 20 cm at the midclavicular line is large, but it is not in other planes. In the US, the most likely reason would be fatty liver, which is supported by the BMI of 25, which the NIH would say is overweight, but you need to be evaluated by a hepatologist to be sure nothing else is missed. ...Read more

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If I have an enlarged liver will I die?

If I have an enlarged liver will I die?

Not necessarily: To better answer your question, one needs to know why it is enlarged. Many enlarged livers have no symptoms and may not cause death. Any enlarged liver is more susceptible to trauma like in a car accident and can be ruptured from that trauma which can leave to internal bleeding/death but I think i'd be more worried about why it is enlarged than that! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an enlarged liver?

Usually: Just pressure under the right ribs from dissension of the liver capsule, by itself. Can mimic pain from gallbladder disease. Other symptoms depend on the cause of the enlarged liver. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my hubby's having a enlarged liver. Is this a disease?

Yes indeed: Some guys have an extra lobe to the liver that makes it feel big. Emphysema patients have their liver pushed low by their lungs, making it seem big. Otherwise, we need to find the cause. Anything from alcohol to lack of exercise / nash / prediabetes to chronic hepatitis to hemochromatosis to (don't miss this) wilson's to some others. ...Read more

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If I have an enlarged liver, can I die from it rupturing?

If I have an enlarged liver, can I die from it rupturing?

Enlarged Liver: No enlarged liver does not rupture and you can not die from it by rupture. But you need to find out the cause of the liver enlargement.Liver can be enlarged dut disease in the liver or due to a systemic condition and you need to see your doctor and find the cause and get treated. You should abstain from drinking alcohol and be careful taking certain meds like tylenol (acetaminophen) etc. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause an enlarged liver and "weird" blood levels?

What can cause an enlarged liver and "weird" blood levels?

Many things: Alcohol, viral hepatitis, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, cmv, ebv, leptosprosis, biliary obstruction, right sided heart failure, wilson disease, some drugs, storage disorders, cirrhosis, malaria, and more. ...Read more

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I have a enlarged liver can I die from it, or rupture it and then die?

I have a enlarged liver can I die from it, or rupture it and then die?

Yes: To better answer your question, one needs to know why it is enlarged. Many enlarged livers have no symptoms and may not cause death. Any enlarged liver is more susceptible to trauma like in a car accident and can be ruptured from that trauma which can leave to internal bleeding/death but I think i'd be more worried about why it is enlarged than that! ...Read more

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What an enlarged liver 19.5 cm in a 70 yrs old male is indicative of?

What an enlarged liver 19.5 cm in a 70 yrs old male is indicative of?

Here some possibilit: Enlargement of liver is often caused by a Cancer in the liver but there are a few benign causes as well such as congestive heart failure and some Vascular disorders. An imaging test should be done to look for Cancer. ...Read more

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Advice please? My 2 year old son has an enlarged liver. What can cause this?

Advice please? My 2 year old son has an enlarged liver. What can cause this?

Many possibilities: Without knowing a complete history and performing a thorough exam, it's impossible to know what is causing your son's enlarged liver. There are many possible causes of this, including viruses, fat metabolism or storage disorders, impaired venous outflow, biliary tract disorders, and many others. You should consult your child's pediatrician to discuss this. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an enlarged liver with normal liver and blood values?

Yes: It is possible to have normal liver fiction tests with an enlarged liver. However, you may still have liver damage. Depending on your diagnosis you should have close follow up lab work and with your doctor to monitor your liver function. ...Read more

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What does it mean if a patient developed an enlarged liver after taking a drug?

What does it mean if a patient developed an enlarged liver after taking a drug?

Many ideas: It may well be unrelated. If the heart or lungs fail, the liver tends to enlarge because of extra blood. Acute drug hepatitis would usually render the person jaundiced as well. ...Read more

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What could cause a slightly enlarged liver (hepatomegaly) with normal liver values?

What could cause a slightly enlarged liver (hepatomegaly) with normal liver values?

A radiology finding: Usually something noted or commented upon by a radiologist on ultrasound or ct scan. An enlarged liver with excess fatty cells can be from obesity, poor diabetes management, or other medical or medication induced liver changes. May be an incidental and clinically insignificant finding. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Does a borderline enlarged liver with mild fatty infiltration mean that its inflammed?

Does a borderline enlarged liver with mild fatty infiltration mean that its inflammed?

Maybe....: You've asked a number of questions to healthtap recently regarding the subject of "fatty liver." fatty liver is common in america (about 1/4 adult population), is typically seen in association with obesity, high cholesterol, alcohol excess, and diabetes. Distinguish steatosis (normal liver function tests and no inflammation) versus steatohepatitis (elevated liver functions with inflammation). ...Read more

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