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How Can You Tell If Liver Is Swollen
Exam and labs: If by swelling you mean enlarged, a physician should ne able to detect it. When in doubt, bloodwork and imaging studies like ultrasound and/or ct scanning will confirm the diagnosis of liver enlargement. However, the liver can be inflammed without being significantly swollen, so a doctors visit is strongly recommended. ...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
Physical exam: Perhaps the best place to start with determining if your liver or spleen is enlarged or abnormal is with a physical examination from a skilled provider such as a primary care physician. Such a person can take a history from you and then examine your body. If after that, there are questions left unanswered, imaging studies such as an ultrasound and/or a few lab tests might be helpful. ...Read more
If liver was swollen would I be able to tell? What blood test do doctors look at for liver problems?
It depends: Most of the time there are no symptoms at all. Because a swollen liver can stretch the liver capsule, sometimes people will feel an achiness or a fullness on the right side (where the liver sits). ...Read more
Swollen liver: We would need to know what it is swollen from before offering appropriate assistance to you. If you have a fatty liver from obesity, you need to work with a dietician and or nutritionist to devise a weight loss program. Exercise, in that case, would be part of an overall comprehensive program. Repost with more details so someone can assist you. ...Read more
I have a drink once every week usually quite a few and now it's feels like my liver is swollen laying on my side is uncomfy and I can feel fullness?
You are CONCERNED about how much you are drinking! Are you describing BINGE drinking?? How many are "quite a few"????? However the liver is usually not enlarged by binge drinking (It can develop "fatty changes" but these are reversible if you do not drink in between bijnges. BINGES are unhealthy for a LOT of reasons!
Talk this over with your PCP ASAP (Primary Care Provider)
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I am tired already after getting up, feel like my body is swollen and have wind colic. Could this be liver problem? What should I do?
She has went to the dr and he said it could be from liver because all bloodwork is good. Sending her to a liver dr but he d k why hands swollen?
Liver disease: Swelling in the extremities is common in liver disease. The amount of proteins in the blood diminish in liver disease. This lack of proteins means more fluids leak into the tissues. Your doctor is right on with this next step. ...Read more
Find the cause: Especially if liver disease is giving you a big spleen, you need to insist that your physician give you a scientific explanation. Get educated about this -- it may be life and death for you. ...Read more
My dad drinks almost everyday, his face is all swollen up today-- is this a sign of liver damage?
Too much fluid: No, it's a sign that he has too much fluid in his body. If he quits drinking, his body will get rid of it naturally. If you are worried he may have a drinking problem, talk to somebody you feel is safe. ...Read more
I'm swollen on my left side and yonder my rib cage. Could this be problems. With a liver. It aches and throbs a little?
I have a sensation around my liver like it's swollen, my doctor doesn't give me a liver test because I'm in general good health, I have checked my diet to discard that possibility. Should I worry?
Yes: However, you should take general precautions to avoid the risk of a DVT (deep venous thrombosis, or clot formation) by getting up and walking every two hours, especially if you are overweight, smoke, use birth control pills, have cancer or a history of dvt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Found on exam: If you know how to look for it the liver edge can be detected below its normal position and the spleen could be felt on the left side of the abdomen. I know of few people who could realistically judge either on themselves. The physician can determine this on physical exam or ultrasound. ...Read more
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