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My liver size is 14.4?

My liver size is 14.4?

That's normal: Up to 15 cm on the right is perfectly fine, a taller person's liver may be several cm taller itself, and some folks have an odd-shaped liver with a much bigger span but that works fine. ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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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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My liver size is 100,180 m.m is normal?

My liver size is 100,180  m.m is normal?

Wide normal range: though usually 12-15cm. 10cm is considered on the smaller end but a lot of of it has to do with your body size and the way the measurement was taken. If the liver tissue itself was normal and your liver function tests are fine, no reason to worry. ...Read more

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Can liver size vary from yr to yr? Last yr mine was 13cm this yr it was 14.6cm? Is this bad?

Can liver size vary from yr to yr? Last yr mine was 13cm this yr it was 14.6cm? Is this bad?

Certain variability: in the test based on WHERE they are measuring and ultrasound pictures are grainy and somewhat imprecise. OTHER features such as if there is STUFF IN THE LIVER (most commonly fat) would be more important in whether something bad is going on. Cancer, blood distention...bad. Fat (occurring in over 10%) not bad, but indicative of obesity in which case http://www.amazon.com/dp/0692496157/ diet ...Read more

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Why are there so many normal variances for liver size? Is there not a standard measurement in the medical field?

Why are there so many normal variances for liver size? Is there not a standard measurement in the medical field?

Liver size varies : Depending upon body structure, age, sex, race or ethnic background, presence of illness etc. ://www.Be-live.Biz/liver-size.Html. ...Read more

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I m 35 year old my liver size is 22 CM is it dengrous ?

I m 35 year old my liver size is 22 CM is it dengrous ?

Hepatomegaly: Only 16 percent of the population has a liver span greater than 16cm on ultrasound at the mid-clavicular line. This type of enlarged liver definitely warrants further work up closely with your primary care doctor, gastroenterologist, or a liver specialist. ...Read more

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My liver size is 185mm is normal ?? or not which graid fatty liver

My liver size is 185mm is normal ?? or not which graid fatty liver

Liver size: You give only 1 dimension, I assume it is the length of the right lobe. 18.5cm may be mildly enlarged, or normal for you, depending on the anatomic configuration of the rest of the liver. There are many causes of mild liver enlargement, fatty liver is one common one. ...Read more

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Hi,sir..my liver size is 153 mm..is it harmful?what i have to do for this.. even my abdomen is paining ....

Hi,sir..my liver size is 153 mm..is it harmful?what i have to do for this..  even my abdomen is paining ....

Abd pain: You should be seen by your doctor for the abdominal pain, as it could be from your liver or many other areas of your body. You need an examination and tests. ...Read more

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Within a yr period how can you have 2 diff calculations on liver size? Last yr it was 13cm from midline. Now it's 14.6cm is this enlarged? If so why?

Within a yr period how can you have 2 diff calculations on liver size? Last yr it was 13cm from midline. Now it's 14.6cm is this enlarged? If so why?

Varies regularly: The liver is the principle organ for immediate storage of ingested carbohydrate. The liver can store upwards of 6000 Kcal as glycogen. As such, a well-fed liver can be up to 1/3 larger than when in a fasting state. However, certain conditions such as chronic inflammation related to fatty liver may cause scarring which can present as a reduction in liver size. Ask your doctor or schedule to chat. ...Read more

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Liver size changes in liver cirrosis..does it sometimes gets enlarged and sometimes back to normal size depending upon diet of patient? can liver cirr

Liver size changes in liver cirrosis..does it sometimes gets enlarged and sometimes back to normal size depending upon diet of patient? can liver cirr

Varies: A cirrhotic liver may be bigger than, smaller than, or the same size as a healthy one. Food choices are not the key. There are a variety of other reasons. Caring for someone with cirrhosis is difficult, but most forms can be reversed at least partly if a cause can be found and treated. ...Read more

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My liver size is 140 mm and gallstone the or series Mild fatty parnechma?

My liver size is 140 mm and gallstone the or series Mild fatty parnechma?

Gallstone: Don't worry about the gallstone unless you're having problems. Typically these are intermittent, crampy right upper abdominal pain about 30-60 minutes after eating. Sometimes its at the bottom of the breast bone, sometimes goes to the back. For the rest, ask your doctor about it. Fatty liver is very common, and not progressive. Size sounds ok, but not sure which dimension. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I m 35 year male my liver size 22 CM is it dengrous for me dr give me half tab of ursodeoxycholic acid tab BP three time in the day is this correct medicine?

I m 35 year male my liver size 22 CM is it dengrous for me  dr give me half tab of ursodeoxycholic acid tab BP three time in the day is this correct medicine?

? Fatty liver: I assume your enlarged liver is due to what is called Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and that is the reason probably ursodeoxycholic acid prescribed. More recent data suggest that this medicine has little or no impact in improving liver fat and inflammation. However, it has very few side-effects. If you do have fatty liver causing enlarged liver, the best treatment is diet and exercise. ...Read more

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Ultrasound report says liver size normal but also indicates liver cirohsis. What does it mean?

Scarring: Cirrhosis is scarring of the liver that may result in end stage liver disease. Your doctor can run some blood tests to determine how well your liver is working. ...Read more

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Alt 34, ast32 alk phos 150, trying to figure out what's wrong with me, any ideas? liver size 18.2

Any symptoms?: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your liver function tests are in the normal range. Do you have any symptoms? Why were tests done? It is not feasible to be more helpful in this forum and you should discuss the matter with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have no gallbladder and now my liver size is increased and with fat on liver? Dr only said to take milk of thristle.Is their any treatment for that

I have no gallbladder and now my liver size is increased and with fat on liver? Dr only said to take milk of thristle.Is their any treatment for that

Little benefit: At this point, there is not enough scientific data to say whether or not milk thistle can help liver problems. Obesity is the most common cause of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, but there are other causes, including poorly controlled diabetes, drug toxicity, weight loss surgery and toxins. In your case, the best thing to do is to modify your diet, avoid fatty foods/alcohol and exercise. ...Read more

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Elevated AST=48 ALT=83 with diffused fatty liver and slightly small liver size. What does it mean and how can it be treated?

Elevated AST=48 ALT=83 with diffused fatty liver and slightly small liver size. What does it mean and how can it be treated?

Reverse risk factors: Fatty liver is incredibly common, predominantly due to: high alcohol intake, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity. The more of these risks you have, the greater the chance of fatty liver. Addressing these risks is an important step to correcting fatty liver. Distinguish hepatosteatosis (fatty liver) from steatohepatitis (fatty liver with abnormal liver tests that risks cirrhosis & liver cancer). ...Read more

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In a 52 yrs old 76 kg and 5'10" tall male ultrasound liver size is 13.8 cm . Is it normal? Does it mean fatty liver disease?

In a 52 yrs old 76 kg and 5'10" tall male ultrasound liver size is 13.8 cm . Is it normal? Does it mean fatty liver disease?

13.8: Your doctor needs his bottom spanked! He must tell you everything that was done and the doctor MUST tell you all of the things that were done and what they mean! Hope all goes well! ...Read more

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Is a liver size of 15 CM on ultrasound enlarged for a 5'4" 138 lb 20 y old female? Ultrasound says "negative right upper quadrant ultrasound."

Is a liver size of 15 CM on ultrasound enlarged for a 5'4" 138 lb 20 y old female? Ultrasound says "negative right upper quadrant ultrasound."

Just right: That sounds about the right dimension seen of the liver. Pay attention more to things like fatty infiltration or densities. It seems there was a concentration on RUQ like for the gallbladder but it seems there is nothing to worry about. Just keep it healthy now. ...Read more