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Is Hepatomegaly Just A Swollen Liver
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
I have had an enlarged liver&spleen for several months.Specialists trying to figure out why.Woke up this morn w/swollen feet.Should i call doctor?
Yes: This new symptom may help give a clue as to your issue with the enlarged liver and spleen. In addition it likely represents either leaky vessels from inflammation or excessive pressure in the veins of the body. Stop eating sodium and limit it's consumption. Avoid nsaids, motrin, aleve, (naproxen) naprosyn. Call your doctor for an appointment. Elevating the legs higher than your heart will help. ...Read more
What liver problem could cause fevers that occurred just at night with mild elevated ALT (76). Fevers stop but ALT remains elev w/ mild hepatomegaly.
Nonspecific: Your symptoms are nondiagnostic but could be caused by viral hepatitis,infectious mononucleosis, lymphoma,alcoholic hepatitis,primary or metastatic liver malignancy,etc. A gastroenterologist or hepatologist would be best qualified to evaluate you and order the appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read more
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
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
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?
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
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
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