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Mildly enlarged liver 18cm echogenicity and contour normal all blood work normal. Could this just be my normal liver size? How enlarged is 18 cm?

Mildly enlarged liver 18cm echogenicity and contour normal all blood work normal. Could this just be my normal liver size? How enlarged is 18 cm?

Maybe.: How large are you? If you are small or average height and weight then your liver is mildly enlarged. If you are a taller and heavier person, then your liver size could be your normal. With the normal bloodwork and ultrasound, I would not expect that you would need a biopsy in the absence of other symptomatology. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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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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I am suffering from hepatomegaly my liver size was 13.98 CM in feb 14 and I have done my test lft &lipid profile which was normal liver size 13.18 cm?

I am suffering from hepatomegaly my liver size was 13.98 CM in feb 14 and I have done my test lft &lipid profile which was normal liver size 13.18 cm?

See GI doctor...: You need to see a GI doctor, if you haven't already. It's difficult to know what is wrong with the description given. You need to have an imaging study of your abdomen/pelvis, meaning a CT scan and/or an ultrasound. Depending on what those studies reveal, you may need to have a liver biopsy performed. These tests will likely diagnose the problem. ...Read more

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Ct scan to investigate possible lyphoma came back normal but liver size was at top of normal size range. Shud I worry about this? Sign of lymphoma?

Ct scan to investigate possible lyphoma came back normal but liver size was at top of normal size range. Shud I worry about this? Sign of lymphoma?

Probably not: The diagnosis of lymphoma is very complex and relies on a constellation of clinical signs and symptoms including unexplained weight loss, night sweats, lack of appetite, fatigue, progressively enlarging lymph nodes, progressively enlarging liver and/or spleen, etc., confirmed by biopsy. If none of these signs is present, the diagnosis is unlikely. Consulting your physician is recommended. ...Read more

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The abd ultrasound show everything normal, liver normal size but minimal heterogeneity in echo texture and midly prominent veins in splenic hilum.?

The abd ultrasound show everything normal, liver normal size but minimal heterogeneity in echo texture and midly prominent veins in splenic hilum.?

Ultrasound report: There will always be variability in looking at abdominal ultrasounds from one person to another. The detail you provided was just language used to describe subtle differences in what was being seen in your case compared to someone else's. There was nothing in that description that was alarming. ...Read more

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The abd ultras show everything normal, liver normal size but minimal heterogeneity in echo texture and a few prominent blood vessels in splenic hives?

The abd ultras show everything normal, liver normal size but minimal heterogeneity in echo texture and a few prominent blood vessels in splenic hives?

Probably normal: Ultrasound findings. Ask the doctor who ordered the test to review the ultrasound results with you in relation to your medical history, physical exam ; blood tests. ...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 had fatty liver, lost weight second scan result (Liver normal size, shape, echotexture. No gallstone), is fatty liver gone? But bilirubin 47 ALT 134

I had fatty liver, lost weight second scan result (Liver normal size, shape, echotexture. No gallstone), is fatty liver gone? But bilirubin 47 ALT 134

Not sure.: Without seeing all of the liver test results, it is difficult to comment on what may be happening. Obviously, with your ALT elevated, there is still something wrong. I would return to your gastroenterologist for further explanation and evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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CT from radiologist says. 1. Normal size liver with diffuse fatty change. 2. Spleen at the upper limits of normal in size. Meaning?

CT from radiologist says. 1. Normal size liver with diffuse fatty change. 2. Spleen at the upper limits of normal in size. Meaning?

Fatty liver dz: Meaning there are some abnormal level of fat deposited in your liver tissue- something called fatty liver disease. It may perhaps related to the upper limit of the spleen size. If you drink alcohol, I would recommend to stop. Watch out your diet- especially the carbohydrates, encourage to increase activity. Would suggest you to discuss with your doctor further. ...Read more

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Ultrasound indicates normal size liver but cirohsis. Hep c, no ascietes, no swelling, sgot, sgpt high. Gallstone. Ef heart 40%.What is best option?

Ultrasound indicates normal size liver but cirohsis. Hep c, no ascietes, no swelling, sgot, sgpt high. Gallstone. Ef heart 40%.What is best option?

Can we Rx hep C?: If your hepatitis c can be treated / managed, the cirrhosis is likely to regress some. You'd be doing yourself a favor. If the gallstone is in the gall-bladder & not an issue, you may consider leaving it alone. Talk with your physician about whether your hepatitis c might be infectious to any partner. Be strong and stay proactive. ...Read more

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Liver is normal in size (span 142 mm)?

Liver is normal in size (span 142 mm)?

A normal: Liver span usually goes up to 12 cm, with variations depending on gender/height/ weight. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of liver is normal in size with homogenous parenchyma?

Good News: This is a completely normal liver. Homogenous parenchyma means that the liver appears very uniform on the ultrasound. ...Read more

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What does "liver is normal for size and shape but of increased echotexture reflecting fatty infiltration" mean in simple terms?

What does "liver is normal for size and shape but of increased echotexture reflecting fatty infiltration" mean in simple terms?

See below: Fatty liv: A fatty liver is a common condition. It implies excess of fat in your liver which can be harmful. It is commonly caused by over weight and can get better if you eat less and lose some weight. Alcohol can also contribute to its development.
You need a medical check up/ and a doc to advise you how to control it and how to monitor it in future. It can be a serious problem if not monitored and treated. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of " liver is normal size with homogeneous parenchyma. Nofocal mass is seen."?

What is the meaning of " liver is normal size with homogeneous parenchyma. Nofocal mass is seen."?

That is good news..: Normal size is good. Homogenous=all areas look similar. Parenchyma here just mean the liver tissue itself. No focal mass means no mass is seen in any area. All of these are just fancy words telling you that you have a normal liver based on the ultrasound findings.
So, this is actually good news.
Consult doc and good luck. ...Read more

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What do you mean by " the liver is normal in size and configuration. It exhibits coarsened parenchymal echopattern and smooth external outline."?

What do you mean by " the liver is normal in size and configuration. It exhibits coarsened parenchymal echopattern and smooth external outline."?

Normal but bumpy.: This is from an ultrasound exam of your liver. The outline of your liver is smooth, and its size and shape are normal. But the texture of your liver is coarse, or bumpy. This can mean some scarring of the liver, cirrhosis from alcohol, chronic hepatitis, or just a "fatty" liver. There are other rare causes. It helps to know the whole story. Why you had the test in the first place! Ask your doc. ...Read more

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Ultrasound report says liver size normal but also indicates liver cirohsis. What does it mean?

Scarring: Cirrhosis is scarring of the liver that may result in end stage liver disease. Your doctor can run some blood tests to determine how well your liver is working. ...Read more