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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
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
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
Why are there so many normal variances for liver size? Is there not a standard measurement in the medical field?
No: Upto 15 cms is normal for r lobe. ...Read more
Hi,sir..my liver size is 153 mm..is it harmful?what i have to do for this.. even my abdomen is paining ....
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
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
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
My liver size is 15.5cm ... also small cysts in liver... having ADPKD.. any problem with my liver ?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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