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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
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
My father has hepatomegaly with fatty infiltration about 4 cm in size but he is a active smoker from last 45 years what should we do now kindly answer me please?
Fatty liver: Not enough information. What meds is he taking how old is he? Is the infiltration 4 cm in size or his liver? Being a smoker always raise issue of cancer of lung metastatic to liver. What you should do now is to talk to you medical team and follow their advice. On the average the best device is to stop smoking now! ...Read more
U/S shows enlarged liver & sludge, the last three days yellow line in eyes? Overly tired, slight pain in URQ and sometimes ULQ. Should I be concerned?
Needs investigation.: With yellowing in the eyes and an enlarged liver, we would think that this could be a liver issue, but we would really need blood testing both for (1) liver enzymes such as bilirubin, AST, ALT and (2) possible etiologies such as hepatitis and hemochromatosis. So we really need more information before we can link all this together. ...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
I am 48 and was diagnosis last night with an enlarged liver-i was advised to see my dr. Monday. I have extensive bruising spreading all over my body. ?
My last 2 u/sounds show an enlarged liver that is getting bigger by 2cm each time. My liver function tests are getting better but! What is cause?
It depends: Your question implies that your liver tests were abnormal and maybe still are. Given the results of these ultrasounds, I would recommend that you consult with your doctor or a liver specialist to determine why the liver numbers were abnormal in the first place and to explain your ultrasound results to you. Good luck. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with mono. Took a blood test recently and it had passed. Now I have an enlarged liver after the mono is gone, from what and how long?
Can take a while: Mono is caused by 2 viruses (epstein-barr more often, cytomegalovirus-less common). Same presentation and clinical course. Usually about 2 weeks with fatigue, sore throat, swollen glands; either can cause liver inflammation (w/ or w/o enlargement), enlarged spleen. Can take up to 6 months for recovery. Follow up labs. No alcohol, eat right; no contact sports if enlarged liver/spleen, . ...Read more
Ask for MELD score: Knowing your meld score may address your concern as to how badly damaged your liver may be and how urgently you need further intervention (e.g. Expectation of recovery with conservative treatment or not). Hepatomegaly (enlarged liver) is caused by a host of benign/reversible conditions and many that lead to irreversible injury). If drinking a lot of alcohol, would curtail use now for a start. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Live with Liver CA: Days, weeks, months or years. Depends on what type and where it is. Need to see someone who specializes in this. ...Read more
How long does it take a borderline enlarged liver from fatty liver to heal? I have lost 55 lbs and still losing. Im 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
Boyfriend diagnosed with IBS, enlarged liver and spleen. Healthy eating adapted. Under care of Dr. Last night splitting up blood, pain lower Left?
Symptoms and signs: Please take your boyfriend to the nearest Emergency Room today!!! ...Read more
Recent ana, low titer. Positive rnp. No raynauds. Muscle aches, joint pains, severe heartburn, pleurisy 3 times last year, enlarged liver, heart races?
Positive RNP: Occur in around 50% of patients with lupus and in patients with other connective tissue disease notably mixed connective tissue disease. Diagnosis of sle depend on recognition of characteristic multisystem disease and exclusion of infection and malignancy. Mctd characterized by overlapping clinical features of sle, polymyositis, systemic sclerosis and high titters of anti-rnp. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more
Abd u/s shows hepatomegaly liver span enlarged @ 18 cm. I am 69 & 4" 11 spleen 11.4 CM not enlarged what is the norm if 18 CM is high?
Multiple factors: Clinical evidence of liver involvement in dengue infections includes the presence of hepatomegaly and increased serum liver enzymes. Dengue viral antigens have been found within hepatocytes, and the virus appears to be able to replicate in both hepatocytes and kupffer cells, and dysregulated host immune responses may play an important causative role in liver damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Start w/ Oncologist: Full details of type of tumor, initial stage, prior treatments including radiation, chemotherapy and surgery as well as details of tumor in the liver (how many lesions? What size? What lobes are involved?) will need to be reviewed to determine the best course of therapy. ...Read more
Complicated: Hopefully you are in a cancer center with multiple specialists. Chemotherapy may be directed toward the liver metastases. I am assuming that the original treatment was chemoradiation for the local tumor. If so, removal of the anus and rectum may be done if there is very limited metastatic disease, but is not usually recommended. Sometimes a colostomy alone can help with symptoms. ...Read more
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