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What does mild diffuse fatty infiltration of the liver mean?

What does mild diffuse fatty infiltration of the liver mean?

Fatty infiltration: Fatty infiltration has the other name of fatty hepatitis. This is not good to have This finding means fat is getting into the liver and taking over the liver and if enough kills the liver. It comes from being obese, too much alcohol intake repeatedly, eating too many fatty foods. Diffuse means the fat is already all over the liver mild means not a lot yet. Should stop the cause of this now. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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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Alt 142 AST 77 are these bad? Duagnosed with mild diffuse fatty infiltration of liver in july 2013 if enzymes keep rising does it means its worse

Alt 142 AST 77 are these bad? Duagnosed with mild diffuse fatty infiltration of liver in july 2013 if enzymes keep rising does it means its worse

Not necessarily: The liver enzymes in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease can fluctuate up and down. It would be preferred, however, to see them return to normal, suggesting that the degree of fat in the liver has diminished to neglible levels. ...Read more

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Can CT scan tell difference between mild diffuse fatty infiltration of liver vs cirrhosis?

Can CT scan tell difference between mild diffuse fatty infiltration of liver vs cirrhosis?

Yes: I am guessing you've been diagnosed with nonalcoholic fatty liver after having raised liver enzymes and proving not to have hepatitis b or c, autoimmune hepatitis, wilson's (don't miss that one) or hemochromatosis. This sometimes progresses but usually doesn't; if it were my liver, i'd adopt a radical fitness-focused aerobic kind of lifestyle in addition to possible rx & diet. ...Read more

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Mild diffuse fatty infiltration of liver ALT 142 AST 77 low function gallbladder bilirubin fluctuates can this mean cirrhosis or coild it b from gb?

Mild diffuse fatty infiltration of liver ALT 142 AST 77 low function gallbladder bilirubin fluctuates can this mean cirrhosis or coild it b from gb?

Separate problems: Fatty liver, a health risk, associated with elevated liver enzymes. It's treatable with weight loss n monitoring. Low function gallbladder typically means no gallstones, but irritated gallbladder. 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

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Ct scan reveals mild diffuse fatty infiltration of liver. Galbladder is contracted-post prandial status pancreas is obscured by bowl gases. What's this?

Ct scan reveals mild diffuse fatty infiltration of liver. Galbladder is contracted-post prandial status pancreas is obscured by bowl gases. What's this?

Fatty liver: Hi. What was the indication for the abdominal CT? Elevated liver enzymes? The only objective abnormality there is the mild fatty liver (aka hepatic steatosis). The empty gallbladder is not a problem. The fact the pancreas can't be visualized well is probably not a problem unless the CT was being done to look for pancreatic pathology. Do you have type 2 diabetes? ...Read more

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Mild diffuse fatty infiltration liver enzymes will raise and lower and raise again is this normal or does it mean it's getting worse? Is this nafld

Mild diffuse fatty infiltration liver enzymes will raise and lower and raise again is this normal or does it mean it's getting worse? Is this nafld

Abnormal Liver test: If you are truly having nafld, liver associated enzymes can be fluctuated. However, make sure you have thorough liver work up to assure you do not have other liver diseases, specifically viral hepatitis. ...Read more

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Mild diffuse fatty liver infiltration liver enzymes 2 weeks ago was AST 50 ALT 110 now they r AST 77 ALT 142 does this mean its worse or maybe cirrhosis?

Mild diffuse fatty liver infiltration liver enzymes 2 weeks ago was AST 50 ALT 110 now they r AST 77 ALT 142 does this mean its worse or maybe cirrhosis?

Abnormal liver assoc: If you have fluctuation of liver associated enzymes, make sure you have further work up. Elevated live associated enzymes does not mean you have liver cirrhosis. However, if concerned of liver cirrhosis, liver ultrasound would help to answer that question. ...Read more

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Is mild diffuse infiltration fatty liver bad? Is it early stages? Can it turn into cirrhosis? Is it curable?

Is mild diffuse infiltration fatty liver bad? Is it early stages? Can it turn into cirrhosis? Is it curable?

See answer: Fatty liver or hepatic steatosis is not uncommon, and occurs often in people who may be overweight. It can be reversed by losing weight and watching your diet with decreased fats. Rarely will this turn into cirrhosis, but you certainly do not want to drink alcohol all the time and/or take medications that go through the liver (like tylenol) often. Have lft's monitored with a dr. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Mild diffuse infiltration fatty liver and low function gallbladder protein 8.4 bilirubin total 2.0 1.76 and diect 0.27 is this due to fatty liver?

Mild diffuse infiltration fatty liver and low function gallbladder protein 8.4 bilirubin total 2.0 1.76 and diect 0.27 is this due to fatty liver?

Probably not: With the majority of your bilirubin being indirect, i.e. Unconjugated, you probably have gilbert's syndrome, which is the most common hereditary cause of increased bilirubin and is found in 5-10% of the population and is due to the reduced activity of the enzyme glucuronyltransferase. Bilirubin levels may increase under conditions of exertion, stress, fasting, and infections but is benign. ...Read more

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Can mild diffuse fatty liver infiltration cause elevated bilirubin? Gallbladder was removed with no stones.

Can mild diffuse fatty liver infiltration cause elevated bilirubin? Gallbladder was removed with no stones.

Maybe: Multiple causes of elevated bilirubin. Liver inflammation, hepatitis, acquired gilbert's syndrome, postoperative status, etc. Should not remove a gallbladder without stones only for a blood test finding, which hopefully was not your situation. ...Read more

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"The liver demonstrates mild diffuse increased echogenicity, most consistent with fatty liver infiltration or fibrosis." What does this mean?

"The liver demonstrates mild diffuse increased echogenicity, most consistent with fatty liver infiltration or fibrosis." What does this mean?

Distinguish diseases: Distinguish fatty liver (steatosis) from fatty liver with abnormal liver tests (steatohepatitis). Best to start with a weight loss diet based on calorie and fat restriction, avoid alcohol, control diabetes & cholesterol (if present). Your doctor will likely want to monitor your labwork, image the liver, & rule out other diseases that can mimick the pattern of liver tests seen with fatty changes. ...Read more

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Can 1000 calorie daily intake cure mild diffuse fatty liver infiltration?

Can 1000 calorie daily intake cure mild diffuse fatty liver infiltration?

See details: Exercise and significant weight loss can markedly decrease the fatty deposits but are unlikely to cure the condition. ...Read more

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Bili elevated after gallbladder removal 1.4 also have mild diffuse fatty liver infiltration. Can bili b elevated to fatty liver or would it b advance?

Bili elevated after gallbladder removal 1.4 also have mild diffuse fatty liver infiltration. Can bili b elevated to fatty liver or would it b advance?

unrelated: Fatty liver not related to gall bladder removal, mild transitory elevation is ok will return to normal few days as in your case, after surgery. Yes if fatty liver not checked & untreated may advance to cirrhosis. ...Read more

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What does diffuse fatty infiltration of the liver mean?

What does diffuse fatty infiltration of the liver mean?

Obesity: The most common cause of fat in the liver is due to obesity. If you lose weight the fat in the liver will resolve too. It can also be caused by high cholesterol, high triglycerides or heavy alcohol use. "Diffuse infiltration" just means that they see fat deposits distributed evenly throughout the liver. ...Read more

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Ultrasound one year ago said diffuse fatty infiltration of the liver, now it says fatty infiltration of the liver with focal fatty sparring, meaning?

Ultrasound one year ago said diffuse fatty infiltration of the liver, now it says fatty infiltration of the liver with focal fatty sparring, meaning?

Inflammation: Or irritation which may be from several causes, the two most common reasons would be elevated cholesterol/triglycerides and alcohol abuse. If you consume alcohol, stop for 1 month and repeat exam. I also suggest fasting blood tests for cholesterol, triglycerides and hepatitis. ...Read more

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My ultrasound results are mild fatty infiltration of the liver, a stable angiomyolipoma in the left kidney and a small polyp in the gallbladder.

My ultrasound results are mild fatty infiltration of the liver, a stable angiomyolipoma in the left kidney and a small polyp in the gallbladder.

Multi problem girl: OK improve you nutrition eat well balanced diet, don't drink you will damage further if you take care of yourself possible to revert neglect may lead to cirrhosis. GB polyp need observation if is less than 2 cm, considered pre-malignant may need removal. L kidney one benign need observation only regular MD Ck ups, OK not that bad right! ...Read more

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Does a borderline enlarged liver with mild fatty infiltration mean that its inflammed?

Does a borderline enlarged liver with mild fatty infiltration mean that its inflammed?

Maybe....: You've asked a number of questions to healthtap recently regarding the subject of "fatty liver." fatty liver is common in america (about 1/4 adult population), is typically seen in association with obesity, high cholesterol, alcohol excess, and diabetes. Distinguish steatosis (normal liver function tests and no inflammation) versus steatohepatitis (elevated liver functions with inflammation). ...Read more