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Liver mildly enlarged from hepatitis?

Liver mildly enlarged from hepatitis?

More info: The liver is commonly enlarged with different types of hepatitis. You need to provide more information to better understand your condition. ...Read more

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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 an enlarged liver and spleen mean hepatitis?

Does an enlarged liver and spleen mean hepatitis?

Numerous: Not always. Multiple other reasons including blood disorder. Cirrhosis of the liver again that could be alcohol induced or other medical reason induced. Essentially multiple reasons key one is blood disorder. Seeing a hematologist is the key as underlying possibilities r numerous. ...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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I've read enlarged spleen from fatty liver only occurs after extensive liver damage.Can a "mildly fatty liver" cause a painful enlarged spleen?

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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Enlarged liver, enlarge pancrease, (pancrelipase) swollen nodes on MRI of abdomen, abdominal pain?

Enlarged liver, enlarge pancrease, (pancrelipase) swollen nodes on MRI of abdomen, abdominal pain?

If: Nothing will clearly point to a diagnosis i would possibly consider a biopsy or even a laparoscopy. The best thing is to talk to you doctor and ask what else can be done to arrive to a diagnosis. I certainly do not like the nodes seen on mri... ...Read more

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What causes liver enlargement?

What causes liver enlargement?

Are you drinking: not milk , the alcohol , drugs is the first thing doctors will ask if they find enlarged liver in 18 yr old number one cause , several others like infections of all types , poor nutrition tumors etc., If unchecked ( not corrected ) lead to serious consequences . ...Read more

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Liver mild enlarged but normal splen sizee. Can that be cirrhosis?

Liver mild enlarged but normal splen sizee.  Can that be cirrhosis?

Yes: However, if you have cirrhosis, you would have some sense that something is wrong. If you have even mild emphysema, the big lungs push the liver down and it feels big. If your routine blood work is normal, stop worrying. Livers come in a variety of shapes and sizes. ...Read more

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CT scan (for kidney stone) showed enlarged spleen,enlarged para-aortic lymph node, & diffusely hypodense liver-no lesions. What can this mean?

CT scan (for kidney stone) showed enlarged spleen,enlarged para-aortic lymph node, & diffusely hypodense liver-no lesions. What can this mean?

Unless you have: had a recent illness(e.g. mononucleosis) that could explain those findings, unfortunately the main concern for splenomegaly and adenopathy would be lymphoma. Please talk to your doc about the results and next steps. ...Read more

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Have enlarged spleen&liver;low liver enzymes;hypocholesterolemia;pain in left shoulder front&back;extreme fatigue.Could liver disease cause this?

Have enlarged spleen&liver;low liver enzymes;hypocholesterolemia;pain in left shoulder front&back;extreme fatigue.Could liver disease cause this?

Serious: You should see your doctor asap. You are describing something serious, liver is mafunctioning secondary to something else. Pain in the shoulder is radiating there from something in the abdomen. Any weight loss, night sweats? You need an abdominal ct and blood tests. ...Read more

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Liver enlarged size with fatty changes (gr.l).

Liver enlarged size with fatty changes (gr.l).

Multiple causes: need complete blood test- infectious causes.Certain medications can trigger this.Stop alcohol. Take alpha lipoic acid & probiotics. Yogurt twice daily. See a hepatologist. ...Read more

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Can a fatty liver cause liver cancer?

It's a start: Fatty liver = steatosis can lead to non alcoholic steatohepatitis which is a chronic inflammation of the liver, this in return can lead to liver cirrhosis which in itself is really the risk factor for liver cancer. This process takes aproximately 20 yrs. ...Read more

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Is enlarged spleen dangarous?

Sometimes: A significantly enlarged spleen is often a component of an underlying problem. It can be dangerous and the degree of that danger depends on the underlying disease and the specific issues caused by the spleen. ...Read more

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LIVER ENLARGED & ECHOGENIC CONSISTENT WITH NONSPECIFIC HEPATIC PARENCHYMAL DISEASE SUCH AS STEATOSIS. NO FOCAL MASS IS SEEN.Spleen size 16cm??

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

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What are causes an enlarged liver & spleen?

Many: Viral hepatitis, portal vein thrombosis, congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver (although liver can be small in cirrhosis) are a few of the many causes. Cirrhosis of the liver can be a result of alcohol abuse, long-term viral hepatitis, many other causes. ...Read more

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Would an ultrasound show liver fibrosis or cirrhosis? does an enlarged liver (16.7cm length) with significant fatty infiltration mean cirrosis started

Would an ultrasound show liver fibrosis or cirrhosis? does an enlarged liver (16.7cm length) with significant fatty infiltration mean cirrosis started

Fatty infiltration: is a relatively common finding, is due to a number of various causes(sometimes there is no known cause), and is not necessarily a precursor to cirrhosis. Ultrasound can detect changes of cirrhosis, although it is not necessarily specific(other infiltrative processes might lok similar) unless there are advanced secondary signs, and biopsy or additional imaging(MRI) might be needed. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more