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Mild Hepatomegaly Causes
Nightly fevers followed by elevated ALT 75 which is still elevated after 5 months. US shows liver 16.6 cm mild hepatomegaly normal echotexture. Cause?
Hepatomegaly, otherwise known as an enlarged liver, is a clinical finding in which the liver is found to be larger than is normal, either by the physical exam from a physician or by imaging such as CT scan or ultrasound. This can be due to alcoholism, hepatitis viruses, inherited liver ...Read more
Further testing: Further studies needed. This may include an abdominal ultrasound along with blood work. Your primary care doctor may refer you to a gastroenterologist.
What liver problem could cause fevers that occurred just at night with mild elevated ALT (76). Fevers stop but ALT remains elev w/ mild hepatomegaly.
Nonspecific: Your symptoms are nondiagnostic but could be caused by viral hepatitis, infectious mononucleosis, lymphoma, alcoholic hepatitis, primary or metastatic liver malignancy, etc. A gastroenterologist or hepatologist would be best qualified to evaluate you and order the appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis.
Mild hepatomegaly I was just recently diagnosed with mild hepatomegaly due to obesity and I would like to inquire about alcohol. I was wondering if I drank alcohol if this would cause my mild condition to progress into a state that is irreversible? I foun
Any: Any condition involving the liver is potentially made worse by drinking alcohol. Your hepatomegaly may be due to fatty infiltration, and this may sound benign, but if it has altered your liver tests, it's a sign that things need to change. It sounds like you're working on that--good for you. But keep in mind that alcohol, in addition to being bad for the liver, is high in calories and therefore also bad for your diet.See 1 more doctor answer
4.5 yrs male child with mild hepatomegaly. Liver function test normal. Possible cause and treatment advise if needed?
Imaging: Was this found on an exam or on imaging? I would discuss with your doctor imaging of the liver like an ultrasound in order to understand whether there are any underlying structural problems with the liver. If you have already had imaging I would repeat in 3 months before getting more aggressive with diagnostics
I am diagoned with mild Hepatomegaly (152mm)with fatty liver grade 2 and also with 6.9mm left renal calculus...Does it cause serious health problem?
Probably not: But watch your weight. The stone might need lithotripsy
Diagnosed w/food poisoning. Symptoms didn't subside.2nd diagnosis mild hepatomegaly & severe bacterial infection. Did Food poisoning cause liver problem?
Possibly hepatitis: Could be food borne Hep A. You should see a gastroenterologist for a more extensive workup
Are there cancers that could cause mild liver enlargement (16.7) without focal lesions? Also mild elevated ALT. Or would cancer always show focal?
Hepatomegaly: Hepatomegaly, or enlarged liver, is not usually a sign of liver cancer. There are many other things that can cause a large liver and an increase in the ALT. It is important to find the reason for the symptoms, to treat it before it becomes worse. You should see a gastroenterologist if you have not already. Good luck.
What's the cause?: A big liver is a feature of a huge number of different diseases, each capable of killing. Most familiar is the big liver of alcohol abuse, especially after a bender. Treatable causes of livers enlargement due to primary disease include the hepatitis family, drug allergy, wilson's, hemochromatosis, lack of exercise, and a few others. Find the cause and address it -- and good luck!
Depends: If your hepatomegaly is the result of an acute condition, for example Hepatitis A or Mono it should resolve in days to weeks. If the cause is different: hepatitis C or congenital, among other possibilities, there is a chance that it will progress slowly. Finding the cause is critical in predicting its behavior.
TooLittleInformation: Hepato-megaly=hepatic (liver) + enlargement. Enter-itis=enteric organ (bowel) + itis="inflamation of". Thus these terms are only descriptive of what someone believes/sees on whatever basis. There is no good information within these descriptive words, however accurate on whatever basis, to better understand what is going on or likely to happen over time.
Hepatomegaly: Means enlargement of liver. Its significance depends on severity and how liver function is affected. You must get to bottom of this, because it can mean something serious. Go see a liver specialist if your liver is truly enlarged and your liver function tests are abnormal.
This is borderline: Hepatomegaly. If your blood tests are normal and you have no other risk factors, it is probably nothing serious. You should ask the doctor who ordered the test for specific advice on any follow up studies.
A radiology finding: Usually something noted or commented upon by a radiologist on ultrasound or ct scan. An enlarged liver with excess fatty cells can be from obesity, poor diabetes management, or other medical or medication induced liver changes. May be an incidental and clinically insignificant finding. Ask your doctor.
What to do if I have been diagonised with mild hepatomegaly, what is the treatment, how can I cure with the help of diet?
What is the cause??: One must know the etiology to prescribe the treatment and prognosticate the outcome. Seek help with the aide of a gastroenterologist
Venous Pressure: There is increased venous pressure because the venous return is impaired.See 1 more doctor answer