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What's a borderline hepatomegaly with fatty infiltration of the liver?

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

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

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

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

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What does it mean to have mild hepatomegaly with focal fatty liver infiltration?

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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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

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What does an enlarged liver demonstrating fatty infiltration, with focal fatty sparring mean? Liver is 167 mm in length, male 21 years of age?

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

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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?

"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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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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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

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Help please? What is borderline hepatomegaly with grade 2 fatty liver?

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

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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Docs, what does borderline hepatomegaly with grade 2 fatty liver mean?

Docs, what does borderline hepatomegaly with grade 2 fatty liver mean?

Large liver: Just a slightly larger than expected liver, with fatty infiltration. You should speak to your doctor, but you probably should be eating a lower fat diet, watch your serum cholesterol, and minimize your alcohol intake. Good luck. ...Read more

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Abdomen Scan today:"hepatomegaly with fatty changes" Previous scan 3 years back - Grade 1 fatty liver. Am I not having fatty liver now?

Abdomen Scan today:"hepatomegaly with fatty changes" Previous scan 3 years back - Grade 1 fatty liver. Am I not having fatty liver now?

You do: 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

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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

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

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ULTRASOUND - WHOLE ABDOMEN Mild hepatomegaly with fatty changes. LIVER : Measures 164 mm, mild hepatomegaly with increasee in echogenicity of liver?

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

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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. 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

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How long does it take a fatty enlarged liver to return to normal. I am obese 38 f. I have lost 41 lbs since mar?

Slow process: It is a slow process but the key is to be persistent in losing weight. Remember the diet has a major role to play. U should have ur primary care doc check your liver function test as that is a good indicator of recovery. ...Read more

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What could cause the following symptoms: sgpt 214, sogt 74, enlarged liver, fatty liver, and RA factor negative?

What could cause the following symptoms: sgpt 214, sogt 74, enlarged liver, fatty liver, and RA factor negative?

Liver: Most common is alcohol, other factors are infection, tumors, medication, or other toxicities. ...Read more

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I have an enlarged liver. Sonogram shows simple fatty liver. Is occasional light pain normal? Lost 40 lbs and still losing

I have an enlarged liver. Sonogram shows simple fatty liver. Is occasional light pain normal? Lost 40 lbs and still losing

Yes: Timothy,

Congratulations on your weight loss! Yes, steatohepatitis (fatty liver) can cause occasional pain. The solution to the problem is losing weight, so you are on the right track! If you develop increased pain, pain that doesn't go away, or fever, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

ANY abnormality: 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

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Can a borderline enlarged liver from fatty liver cause your muscles to hurt and ache?

Can a borderline enlarged liver from fatty liver cause your muscles to hurt and ache?

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

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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?

Several: Inflammation or infection can occur with any organ including liver.
Examination may show tenderness, inflammatory cells on histology, and swelling- enlargement or contraction with scarring and damage.
Enlargement has many causes which can include inflammation, cysts, tumors, . ...Read more

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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?

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

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


Dr. Shari Jackson
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Liver Enlargement (Definition)

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