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Liver mildly enlarged from hepatitis?

Liver mildly enlarged from hepatitis?

More info: The liver is commonly enlarged with different types of hepatitis. You need to provide more information to better understand your condition. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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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How can I self examine myself to see if my liver is enlarged... I'm 19, and I'm scared I might have hepatitis ?

How can I self examine myself to see if my liver is enlarged... I'm 19, and I'm scared I might have hepatitis  ?

Not possible: Sorry, but there is an abdominal muscle reflex that makes it highly unlikely that you will be able to feel your own liver. I do applaud the effort, though. Hepatitis will cause liver damage. If symptomatic, you may notice yellowing of the skin and mucus membranes, abdominal pain and maybe water retention or poor blood clotting. A blood test is required for diagnosis. Good luck! ...Read more

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High sugar 6.9 at gtt bloodsindicate high iron in liver no hepatitis or haemachromatosis u/s shows enlarged fatty liver. Should i be concerned?

High sugar 6.9 at gtt bloodsindicate high iron in liver no hepatitis or haemachromatosis u/s shows enlarged fatty liver. Should i be concerned?

Yes.: You are mentioning two components of metabolic syndrome: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/metabolic%20syndrome/ds00522 consult your doctor about the appropriate next steps in work-up and possibly management, although it is never too early to eat a healthier diet. ...Read more

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Does an enlarged liver and spleen mean hepatitis?

Numerous: Not always. Multiple other reasons including blood disorder. Cirrhosis of the liver again that could be alcohol induced or other medical reason induced. Essentially multiple reasons key one is blood disorder. Seeing a hematologist is the key as underlying possibilities r numerous. ...Read more

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Is it poss. for a female to have their liver enlarged at 19.5cm and nothing be wrong? Never had this b4 itShowed on CT Not a drinker. No hepatitis.

Is it poss. for a female to have their liver enlarged at 19.5cm and nothing be wrong? Never had this b4 itShowed on CT Not a drinker. No hepatitis.

Yes: It is possible....there are normal anatomic variations. One(called riedels lobe) is an elongated right hepatic lobe(the right lobe is the one usually measured). Talk to your doctor to see if this is indeed the case. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Park
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Hepatitis (Definition)

Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses--most commonly hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C--or by toxins such as alcohol. With hepatitis, the liver will swell and not work properly, failing to rid the ...Read more