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Doctor insights on: Mild Hepatomegaly Causes

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Dr. ASHRAF MALEK
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Enlarged Liver (Definition)

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


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Mildly elevated ALT, mild hepatomegaly, and elevated iron saturation. Cause?

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.

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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.

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.

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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

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.

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4.5 yrs male child with mild hepatomegaly. Liver function test normal. Possible cause and treatment advise if needed?

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

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Are there cancers that could cause mild liver enlargement (16.7) without focal lesions? Also mild elevated ALT. Or would cancer always show focal?

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.

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Is it true that hepatomegaly cause death?

Is it true that hepatomegaly cause death?

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!

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What is mild hepatomegaly with diffuse fatty changes?

What is mild hepatomegaly with diffuse fatty changes?

Varies: An enlarged fatty liver (hepatomegaly) can be seen on ultrasound. This may be a more common condition in diabetics or those that are obese or overweight. Fat cells build up in the liver, and in some cases liver damage can occur.

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How much time it take to recover from mild hepatomegaly?

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.

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My son is diagnosed with mild hepatomegaly with enteritis is it serious?

My son is diagnosed with mild hepatomegaly with enteritis is it serious?

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.

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Is hepatomegaly is a cause of fear?

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.

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My US says mild hepatomegaly 17.5cm after cholecystectomy. Should I worry?

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.

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What could cause a slightly enlarged liver (hepatomegaly) with normal liver values?

What could cause a slightly enlarged liver (hepatomegaly) with normal liver values?

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.

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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

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What are the causes hepatomegaly in constrictive pericarditis?

What are the causes hepatomegaly in constrictive pericarditis?

Venous Pressure: There is increased venous pressure because the venous return is impaired.

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What does it mean to have mild hepatomegaly with focal fatty liver infiltration?

What does it mean to have mild hepatomegaly with focal fatty liver infiltration?

Weight/obesity: Non-alcoholic fatty liver is a growing problem related to being overweight or obese. It has the potential of getting worse and causing more severe liver disease. Please consult your doctor and plan to lose weight if you are overweight.

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Liver Enlargement (Definition)

Liver enlargement 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 cat scan or ultrasound. This can be due to alcoholism, hepatitis viruses, inherited liver ...Read more