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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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
Nightly fevers followed by elevated ALT 75 which is still elevated after 5 months. US shows liver 16.6 cm mild hepatomegaly normal echotexture. Cause?
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
I am diagoned with mild Hepatomegaly(152mm)with fatty liver grade 2 and also with 6.9mm left renal calculus...Does it cause serious health problem?
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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
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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