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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. Katharine Cox
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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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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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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