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Hepatomegaly With Fatty Infiltration Of The Liver
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. Rarely can progress to marked liver damage. ...Read more
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
Did an three-phase CT on my liver And for this impression; Hepatomegaly with fatty infiltration of the liver. What does that means?
Change your diet: There are several ingredients in prepared foods that have been associated with fatty infiltration of the liver. High fructose corn syrup is one. If you would like to try to reverse the process, try taking all wheat flour, sugar (including starch, fructose and corn syrup), white potato, fruit juice and artificial sweeteners out of your diet for several months. Www. Blatmanhealthandwellness. Com ...Read more
Diagnosed with "borderline hepatomegaly with mild fatty infiltration of liver and pancreas" in ultrasound. Please suggest the reasons and treatment.?
Fatty liver: Fatty infiltration of the liver can be a common finding on ultrasound. Maybe weight loss, controlling diabetes if present, avoid excess alcohol. Check with your doctor if there are any medications to avoid. This can also be a minor radiology finding of little clinical significance. Ask your doctor. ...Read more
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
What does an enlarged liver demonstrating fatty infiltration, with focal fatty sparring mean? Liver is 167 mm in length, male 21 years of age?
Fatty liver disease:
A fatty liver can be the result of too many calories resulting in being overweight or obese, it may also be a result of taking drugs or toxins injurious to the liver. Associated with Diabetes and high cholesterol.
Alcoholic liver disease also results in a fatty liver, caused by over consumption of alcohol;a herald for chronic liver disease if alcohol intake is not decreased or stopped ...Read more
"Enlarged liver w/fatty infiltration" per ultrasound. Diet in progress; will it reverse the enlargement or reduce fat infiltration? Long term impact?
It could.: I have certainly seen patients with evidence of fatty liver reverse the condition with diet and exercise induced weight loss, particularly when the waist circumference is reduced. Fatty liver whether NAFLD or NASH are potentially serious conditions which can lead to cirrhosis. ...Read more
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
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
My doctor referred me to do ultrasound upper abdomen. The report is *hepatomegaly with grade I fatty infiltration. Prominent spleen.*what does it mean?
BMI is high: Fatty livers are common and usually related to carrying excessive weight. ...Read more
Enlarged liver: Hepatomegaly means an enlarged. Fatty liver means that the your liver contains more fat than normal. I assume that yo are reading this on a report of a radiologic test like an ultrasound or CT. These two conditions have many causes, but many of these causes are not too concerning. Ask your doctor to explain the report to you or look at the images with him/her. ...Read more
Abdomen Scan today:"hepatomegaly with fatty changes" Previous scan 3 years back - Grade 1 fatty liver. Am I not having fatty liver now?
You still have fatty liver. It is imperative that you lose weight and exercise.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Can mild hepatomegaly (16.6 cm by US) ever be harmless even if ALT is 75 for last 5 months? No fatty liver seen. Just want reassurance before I see dr
I have seen:
This clinical situation in GLYCOGEN STORAGE DISEASE
Which is not "super serious" but it is useful to diagnose since it has GENETIC significance!
Just a "thought" Hope it is useful
DR Z ...Read more
I am diagoned with mild Hepatomegaly (152mm)with fatty liver grade 2 and also with 6.9mm left renal calculus...Does it cause serious health problem?
ULTRASOUND - WHOLE ABDOMEN Mild hepatomegaly with fatty changes. LIVER : Measures 164 mm, mild hepatomegaly with increasee in echogenicity of liver?
Fatty liver: You have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). NAFLD tends to develop in people who are overweight or obese or have diabetes, high cholesterol or high triglycerides. If you are overweight, gradual weight loss will definitely help your fatty liver. This is the number one cause of liver disease in the United States and is a risk factor for diabetes, ...Read more
How long does it take a borderline enlarged liver from fatty liver to heal? I have lost 55 lbs and still losing. I'm 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
Fatty liver, enlarged liver the same? Also if cause by alcohol if a person stops is it reversible?
Usually the same: Good chance if you stop dirinking, the liver has a lot of possibilities to improve with time ...Read more
ALT has been mildly elevated (76) for 4 months. US showed no fat but did show a mildly enlarged liver. What are causes? Not a drinker.
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What could cause the following symptoms: sgpt 214, sogt 74, enlarged liver, fatty liver, and RA factor negative?
I have an enlarged liver. Sonogram shows simple fatty liver. Is occasional light pain normal? Lost 40 lbs and still losing
Fatty tissue found on live found via ultrasound at ER on tuesday, enlarged liver and no health insurance. Can I wait to see a specialist?
Yes: I'd start with a good general physical and lab evaluation by a primary doctor. Steatosis, or fatty infiltration of the liver, can be seen in people who are overweight, are diabetic, or have high cholesterol/triglycerides. You may not need anything more than a weight loss program or management of your cholesterol. Start at the beginning, and don't panic. Good luck. ...Read more
Have enlarged liver (16.6cm) and elevated ALT (75ish) for 6 months. Saw GI and the whole liver work up came back normal. Not even fatty liver. Cause?
GLYCOGEN STORAGE DISORDERS.
Usually benign. ...familial in some cases
Just a "thought"
Hope it helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
I've had elevated ALT (75) for 5-6 months and ultrasound showed a mildly enlarged liver (16.6 cm) but no fat. Is there a chance this could be serious?
Of the Liver function has "serious" possibilities and "benign" reasons...for example "glycogen storage disorders" can cause the abnormalities you mention and many of these are benign!
You need evaluation by a Board Certified Gastroenterologist! Ask your PCP (Primary Care Provider) for a referral. Hope this helps and good luck!
Dr Z ...Read more
It is not likely..: Fatty liver by itself typically does not cause pain. Acute hepatitis--either from infection/alcohol/or drugs can cause pain, but you will have other symptoms as well. From knowing a bit of your history (you have lost 52lbs in 6 months and liver is only "borderline fatty"), I sincerely doubt the liver is the cause of your pain. Please consult doc for eval what else is causing your pain. Good luck. ...Read more
What's the difference between liver enlargement and liver inflammation? I've been reading a lot about liver inflammation when associated with fatty liver but I was told my liver is mildly enlarged. What's the difference?
I have diagnosed with stage 1 fatty enlarged liver 2 months ago. Now I have a dull back pain with a slight bump under right rib cage?
Doubt related, but: Distinguish fatty liver (steatosis) from fatty liver with abnormal liver tests (steatohepatitis). Best to start with a weight loss diet based on calorie and fat restriction, avoid alcohol, control diabetes & cholesterol (if present). Your doctor will likely want to monitor your labwork, image the liver, & rule out other diseases that can mimick the pattern of liver tests seen with fatty changes. ...Read more
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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