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Dr. Marguerite Barnett Dr. Barnett
Surgery - Plastics
38 years in practice
Harvard Medical School
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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

Dr. Julie Abbott
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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


Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia Dr. Manzarbeitia
Surgery
35 years in practice
Universidad Mariano Galvez De Guatemala
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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

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Should i be concerned if my hubby's having a enlarged liver. Is this a disease?

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

Dr. Raj Vuppalanchi Dr. Vuppalanchi
Internal Medicine - Hepatology
19 years in practice
NTR University of Health Sciences, Gandhi Medical College
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Dr. Larry Lutwick Dr. Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
45 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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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

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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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

Dr. Marguerite Barnett Dr. Barnett
Surgery - Plastics
38 years in practice
Harvard Medical School
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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

Dr. Sewa Legha Dr. Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology
46 years in practice
Punjab University, Christian Medical College
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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

Dr. Kyon Hood Dr. Hood
Pediatrics
16 years in practice
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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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Dr. Deborah Lim Dr. Lim
Internal Medicine
13 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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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

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Mark Hoepfner Dr. Hoepfner
Surgery
35 years in practice
University of Washington School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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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. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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Can you get enlarged liver as a symptom of felty syndrome? What are the other symptoms?

Can you get enlarged liver as a symptom of felty syndrome? What are the other symptoms?

Yes, here's more...: Felty's syndrome is characterized bycombination of rheumatoid arthritis, splenomegaly & neutropenia. Sufferers may also experience fever, weight loss, fatigue, anemia, low platelets, vasculitis, discoloration of skin (esp. of leg), ulcers on lower leg, &/or abnormally large liver (hepatomegaly). ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Pinkham Dr. Pinkham
Holistic Medicine
49 years in practice
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
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I have been diagnosed with pld, anything i can take to reduce enlarged liver and cysts?

I have been diagnosed with pld, anything i can take to reduce enlarged liver and cysts?

Lower estrogen: This is linked to a gene that affects cell signalling. It may be influenced by cadmium which itself interacts with estrogen. In the perimenopausal period there are swings in estrogen. Iodine is one potential blocker, vit e succinate, a low fat, high vegetable diet, with lots of broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage. Eating 6 meals, relaxing, and moving, taking enough vit d may help. ...Read more

Dr. James Marx Dr. Marx
Pain Management
44 years in practice
University of Nebraska College of Medicine
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What to do if I have severe pain in my enlarged liver. any suggestions in managing the pain?

What to do if I have severe pain in my enlarged liver. any suggestions in managing the pain?

Depends on Cause: Without more info, its hard to say. Generally, avoid alcohol and acetaminophen(Tylenol). Fatty foods and exposure to industrial solvents. A lot depends on the basis of your enlargement. ...Read more

Dr. David Drewitz Dr. Drewitz
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
23 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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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. Alan Faustino Dr. Faustino
Internal Medicine
22 years in practice
Eastern Virginia Medical School
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How long does it take a borderline enlarged liver from fatty liver to heal? I have lost 55 lbs and still losing. Im just concerned

How long does it take a borderline enlarged liver from fatty liver to heal? I have lost 55 lbs and still losing. Im just concerned

No answer: We believe the fatty livers due to being overweight however that's not the case all the time we know many individuals who are not obese but still have abnormal livers however it is absolutely a certainty that if you're overweight and chances are you'll have a fatty liver therefore losing weight can only help the situation as always please use exercise proper nutrition and diet is your appropriate rules for living a good life. ...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