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Doctor insights on: Is Hepatomegaly Just A Swollen Liver

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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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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?

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

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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.

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

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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

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

I have seen: this clinical situation in GLYCOGEN STORAGE DISEASE Which is not "super serious" but it is useful to diagnose since it has GENETIC significance! Just a "thought" Hope it is useful DR Z ...Read more

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Help please? What is borderline hepatomegaly with grade 2 fatty liver?

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

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What is borderline hepatomegaly with grade 2 fatty liver? How is it treated?

What is borderline hepatomegaly with grade 2 fatty liver? How is it treated?

That means: if you don't take of yourself with better healthy diet , refraining from alcohol you are in treble If you drink don't drink and don't drugs ( if you use ) . your liver is enraged , healthy liver cells are replaced by fat cells a prelude to develop cirrhosis. See your doctor ...Read more

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What does it mean to have mild hepatomegaly with focal fatty liver infiltration?

Weight/obesity: Non-alcoholic fatty liver is a growing problem related to being overweight or obese. It has the potential of getting worse and causing more severe liver disease. Please consult your doctor and plan to lose weight if you are overweight. ...Read more

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I diagnosed mild hepatomegaly with fatty liver changes.What foods im going to avoid?

I diagnosed mild hepatomegaly with fatty liver changes.What foods im going to avoid?

Alcohol: If progression is not controlled fatty liver leads to cirrhosis.First well balanced healthy meal, avoid alcohol completely, chick your medication some will give fatty liver, avoid drug abuse if have hepatitis b or c get it treated and go for regular doctor check ups. ...Read more

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What's a borderline hepatomegaly with fatty infiltration of the liver?

What's a borderline hepatomegaly with fatty infiltration of the liver?

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

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What could cause a slightly enlarged liver (hepatomegaly) with normal liver values?

What could cause a slightly enlarged liver (hepatomegaly) with normal liver values?

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. May be an incidental and clinically insignificant finding. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there a good treatment for hepatomegaly / liver enlargement?

Find the cause: One needs to first know the cause of the hepatomegaly before embarking on a treatment. Talk with your family doctor, internist, or liver specialist first. ...Read more

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Docs, what does borderline hepatomegaly with grade 2 fatty liver mean?

Docs, what does borderline hepatomegaly with grade 2 fatty liver mean?

Large liver: Just a slightly larger than expected liver, with fatty infiltration. You should speak to your doctor, but you probably should be eating a lower fat diet, watch your serum cholesterol, and minimize your alcohol intake. Good luck. ...Read more

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Abdomen Scan today:"hepatomegaly with fatty changes" Previous scan 3 years back - Grade 1 fatty liver. Am I not having fatty liver now?

Abdomen Scan today:"hepatomegaly with fatty changes" Previous scan 3 years back - Grade 1 fatty liver. Am I not having fatty liver now?

You do: You still have fatty liver. It is imperative that you lose weight and exercise. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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i am suffering from hepatomegaly my liver size was 13.98 CM in feb 14 and i have done my test lft &lipid profile which was normal liver size 13.18 cm?

 i am suffering from hepatomegaly my liver size was 13.98 CM in feb 14 and i have done my test lft &lipid profile which was normal liver size 13.18 cm?

See GI doctor...: You need to see a GI doctor, if you haven't already. It's difficult to know what is wrong with the description given. You need to have an imaging study of your abdomen/pelvis, meaning a CT scan and/or an ultrasound. Depending on what those studies reveal, you may need to have a liver biopsy performed. These tests will likely diagnose the problem. ...Read more

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Iam suffering from hepatomegaly with steatosis , my liver measures 17cms,enlarged in size with diffuse increase in echogenicity what to do?

Iam suffering from hepatomegaly with steatosis , my liver measures 17cms,enlarged in size with diffuse increase in echogenicity what to do?

Fatty liver: Fatty liver, a health risk, associated with elevated liver enzymes. It's treatable with weight loss n monitoring. This can be managed, (not cured) with low fat diet, extra hydration and monitoring. Cirrhosis, permanent damage to liver, usually from toxins like alcohol. Stay with your doc, a low fat diet and be well. ...Read more

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4.5 yrs male child with mild hepatomegaly. Liver function test normal. Possible cause and treatment advise if needed?

4.5 yrs male child with mild hepatomegaly. Liver function test normal. Possible cause and treatment advise if needed?

Imaging: Was this found on an exam or on imaging? I would discuss with your doctor imaging of the liver like an ultrasound in order to understand whether there are any underlying structural problems with the liver. If you have already had imaging I would repeat in 3 months before getting more aggressive with diagnostics ...Read more

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ULTRASOUND - WHOLE ABDOMEN Mild hepatomegaly with fatty changes. LIVER : Measures 164 mm, mild hepatomegaly with increasee in echogenicity of liver?

ULTRASOUND - WHOLE ABDOMEN
Mild hepatomegaly with fatty changes. LIVER : Measures 164 mm, mild hepatomegaly with increasee  in echogenicity of liver?

Fatty liver: You have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). NAFLD tends to develop in people who are overweight or obese or have diabetes, high cholesterol or high triglycerides. If you are overweight, gradual weight loss will definitely help your fatty liver. This is the number one cause of liver disease in the United States and is a risk factor for diabetes, ...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


Dr. Tanya Russo
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Liver Enlargement (Definition)

Liver enlargement 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 cat scan or ultrasound. This can be due to alcoholism, hepatitis viruses, inherited liver ...Read more