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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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What's a borderline hepatomegaly with fatty infiltration of the liver?

Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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What's a borderline 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

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Liver Enlargement (Definition)

Liver enlargement is also known as Enlarged liver. Liver enlargement 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 cat scan or ultrasound. This can be due to alcoholism, hepatitis viruses, inherited liver ...Read more


Dr. Hal Blatman
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Did an three-phase CT on my liver And for this impression; Hepatomegaly with fatty infiltration of the liver. What does that means?

Dr. Hal Blatman
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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

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Diagnosed with "borderline hepatomegaly with mild fatty infiltration of liver and pancreas" in ultrasound. Please suggest the reasons and treatment.?

Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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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

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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What does it mean to have mild hepatomegaly with focal fatty liver infiltration?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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What does it mean to have mild hepatomegaly with focal fatty liver infiltration?

Weight/obesity: Non-alcoholic fatty liver is a growing problem related to being overweight or obese. It has the potential of getting worse and causing more severe liver disease. Please consult your doctor and plan to lose weight if you are overweight. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Does a borderline enlarged liver with mild fatty infiltration mean that its inflammed?

Dr. Charles Cattano
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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

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Dr. Marc Jacobson MD.
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"Enlarged liver w/fatty infiltration" per ultrasound. Diet in progress; will it reverse the enlargement or reduce fat infiltration? Long term impact?

Dr. Marc Jacobson MD.
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"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

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
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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?

Dr. Bac Nguyen
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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?

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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Dr. Addagada Rao
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I diagnosed mild hepatomegaly with fatty liver changes.What foods im going to avoid?

Dr. Addagada Rao
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I diagnosed mild hepatomegaly with fatty liver changes.What foods im going to avoid?

Alcohol: If progression is not controlled fatty liver leads to cirrhosis.First well balanced healthy meal, avoid alcohol completely, chick your medication some will give fatty liver, avoid drug abuse if have hepatitis b or c get it treated and go for regular doctor check ups. ...Read more

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Dr. Addagada Rao
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What is borderline hepatomegaly with grade 2 fatty liver? How is it treated?

Dr. Addagada Rao
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What is borderline hepatomegaly with grade 2 fatty liver? How is it treated?

That means: if you don't take of yourself with better healthy diet , refraining from alcohol you are in treble If you drink don't drink and don't drugs ( if you use ) . your liver is enraged , healthy liver cells are replaced by fat cells a prelude to develop cirrhosis. See your doctor ...Read more

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Dr. Jason Sample
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Help please? What is borderline hepatomegaly with grade 2 fatty liver?

Dr. Jason Sample
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Help please? What is borderline hepatomegaly with grade 2 fatty liver?

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

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Enlarged Liver (Definition)

An enlarged liver is a clinical finding in which the liver is larger than in ...Read more


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