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If I have an enlarged liver will I die?

If I have an enlarged liver will I die?

Not necessarily: To better answer your question, one needs to know why it is enlarged. Many enlarged livers have no symptoms and may not cause death. Any enlarged liver is more susceptible to trauma like in a car accident and can be ruptured from that trauma which can leave to internal bleeding/death but i think i'd be more worried about why it is enlarged than that! ...Read more

Dr. Olav Jaren
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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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If I have an enlarged liver, can I die from it rupturing?

If I have an enlarged liver, can I die from it rupturing?

Enlarged Liver: No enlarged liver does not rupture and you can not die from it by rupture.But you need to find out the cause of the liver enlargement.Liver can be enlarged dut disease in the liver or due to a systemic condition and you need to see your doctor and find the cause and get treated.You should abstain from drinking alcohol and be careful taking certain meds like tylenol (acetaminophen) etc.See your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a enlarged liver can I die from it, or rupture it and then die?

I have a enlarged liver can I die from it, or rupture it and then die?

Yes: To better answer your question, one needs to know why it is enlarged. Many enlarged livers have no symptoms and may not cause death. Any enlarged liver is more susceptible to trauma like in a car accident and can be ruptured from that trauma which can leave to internal bleeding/death but i think i'd be more worried about why it is enlarged than that! ...Read more

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Could I die if enlarged liver and pancreas and a doctor who ignores me?

Could I die if enlarged liver and pancreas and a doctor who ignores me?

Odd combination: It is a bit unusual that a doctor who finds you have an enlarged liver and pancreas, would ignore that finding. Who made the discovery? I simply cannot imagine a doctor ignoring this but if your relationship with your doctor is so bad you cannot discuss this, then you need to find another doctor. ...Read more

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I have sickle cell anemia; enlarged liver and a high iron count can I die from this?

I have sickle cell anemia; enlarged liver and a high iron count can I die from this?

Possibly: Iron overload from prior transfusions can lead to liver damage that ultimately could cause death. I recommend asking you physician about iron removal medications. ...Read more

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A myelofibrosis patient with enlarged liver&spleen been told transplant no option as i've 1in2 chance of fatality. On jak2, is death where i'm heading?

A myelofibrosis patient with enlarged liver&spleen been told transplant no option as i've 1in2 chance of fatality. On jak2, is death where i'm heading?

Myelofibrosis: We are all heading to death, the timing of when is the question. In your case you have a bad disease and predictions of progression are really not cogent from out here. You should discuss your situation with the drs. Who know you best. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an enlarged liver, should I abstain from alcohol completely. I am in so much pain too?

Yes...: If you have any disease or disorder involving your liver you should abstain from all alcohol. See you doctor for more specific instructions. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have an enlarged liver and spleen and do not know that cause. What should I do?

See a doctor: The most important thing to do would be to see a doctor who will then try to find out the cause. This is not something to ignore in the hopes that it will go away. ...Read more

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I have an enlarged spleen for over a year. And now also have an enlarged liver. I would like to know can these be related and how so. Treatmnt option?

I have an enlarged spleen for over a year. And now also have an enlarged liver. I would like to know can these be related and how so. Treatmnt option?

Probably: There is probably a related reason that your liver and spleen are enlarged. You need to see someone who deals with liver disease; a gastroenterologist or hepatologist. Treatment options can be discussed once the cause of the enlarged organs is determined. ...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

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