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Heterogeneous liver, what is this?

Heterogeneous liver, what is this?

It means: that the texture of the liver, as seen on ultrasound, is not uniform as it normally should be. There are numerous causes, the most common is fatty infiltration. Speak with your doc about what it means in your particular clinical situation. ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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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Husband sick for months. Fatigue, body aches, low body temperature, enlarged spleen, heterogeneous liver, cellulitis (strep and staph) and skin nodule?

Husband sick for months. Fatigue, body aches, low body temperature, enlarged spleen, heterogeneous liver, cellulitis (strep and staph) and skin nodule?

Fatigue: and enlarged spleen may be signs of something serious. He should be evaluated by a gastroenterologist or a general internist. Please do not delay seeking further eval. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Heterogeneous area in liver is diagnosed. What does this mean? Patient was diagnosed with CA breast 2 and half years ago. She got treated with Tch.

Heterogeneous area in liver is diagnosed. What does this mean? Patient was diagnosed with CA breast 2 and half years ago. She got treated with Tch.

She would need to: get to a healthcare provider or her oncologist to diagnose what is in your liver. Because of her history she needs to do everything she can to make sure it is not cancer returning. Good luck and Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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What does this mean.... Abnormal appearance of the liver with somewhat heterogeneous uptake and and mild to moderate cholestasis, it's part of scan r?

What does this mean.... Abnormal appearance of the liver with somewhat heterogeneous uptake and  and mild to moderate cholestasis, it's part of scan r?

It is abnormal: This sounds like a liver spleen scan. Heterogeneous uptake is an indication of an abnormal liver but is not specific. Did you have any other tests? These would be helpful in identifying a specific disease. You should consult your doctor as to what it means. ...Read more

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I'hv fatty liver with heterogeneous pancreas as usg report said.Other points are normal.Does it mean, fatty pancreas, please suggest also wt r the risk?

I'hv fatty liver with heterogeneous pancreas as usg report said.Other points are normal.Does it mean, fatty pancreas, please suggest also wt r the risk?

Here are some implic: Fatty liver is common in folks who either drink excessively and or are overweight. Alcohol can also affect the pancreas. Let us know more about your weight, alcohol use, blood sugar and if there is diabetes in the family. ...Read more

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What does Heterogeneous echotexture of the liver mean? my ulta sound also said for liver no mass and normal size.

What does Heterogeneous echotexture of the liver mean? my ulta sound also said for liver no mass and normal size.

It means that: the liver texture is not uniform. Most commonly this is due to fatty infiltration, a benign condition with numerous causes. It can also be due to various other inflammatory or infiltrative processes. It is a nonspecific finding, so it has to be interpreted in the context of your clinical picture and lab values. Talk to your doctor about the significance in your particular case. ...Read more