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Obesity Enlarged Liver
Morbidly obese. Getting work up for vsg surgery and liver is enlarged but blood work ok. Can obesity cause enlarged liver?
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
What can cause an enlarged liver 22cm with fatty infiltration with normal blood levels I am not obese and I do not drink alcohol. No meds?
Some other causes..: Fatty liver disease is most often the result of excess alcohol and/or obesity, but some other causes are: diabetes, abetalipoproteinemia, glycogen storage diseases, weber-christian disease, acute fatty liver of pregnancy, lipodystrophy, inflammatoty bowel disease, hiv, hepc, malnutrition, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, and many meds...Consult doc to search for your cause. Good luck. ...Read more
I have a fatty borderline enlarged liver from being obese. I have been waking up with very small amount of blood in mouth. Could this be cirrhosis?
Not necessarily: To better answer your question, one needs to know why it is enlarged. Many enlarged livers have no symptoms and may not cause death. Any enlarged liver is more susceptible to trauma like in a car accident and can be ruptured from that trauma which can leave to internal bleeding/death but I think i'd be more worried about why it is enlarged than that! ...Read more
Yes indeed: Some guys have an extra lobe to the liver that makes it feel big. Emphysema patients have their liver pushed low by their lungs, making it seem big. Otherwise, we need to find the cause. Anything from alcohol to lack of exercise / NASH / prediabetes to chronic hepatitis to hemochromatosis to (don't miss this) wilson's to some others. ...Read more
Enlarged Liver: No enlarged liver does not rupture and you can not die from it by rupture. But you need to find out the cause of the liver enlargement.Liver can be enlarged dut disease in the liver or due to a systemic condition and you need to see your doctor and find the cause and get treated. You should abstain from drinking alcohol and be careful taking certain meds like tylenol (acetaminophen) etc. See your doctor. ...Read more
Tick bite: Ticks can carry bacteria that cause diseases like lyme disease, ehrlichiosis, rocky mountain spotted fever. Some forms of ehrlichiosis & rmsf may be associated with liver enlargement. If you suspect this condition, see your fp for exam and blood tests to rule out these diseases, which, left untreated early, can lead to serious complications. ...Read more
Live with Liver CA:
Days, weeks, months or years.
Depends on what type and where it is.
Need to see someone who specializes in this. ...Read more
Doubtful.: This sounds like it could be originating in your spine. You will require a physical examination and a visit to your orthopedic specialist if this persists. ...Read more
Here are some. ..: The strength of urine flow is proportional to individual's functional opening of the urethra from immediate opening (bladder neck) to its end. As men age, more men suffer poor relaxation and opening of bladder neck and prostate urethra leading to slowly diminishing urine flow. So, urine flow is nothing to do with liver, which is the key organ to process nutrients and manufacturing biochemicals... ...Read more
Fatty liver, enlarged liver the same? Also if cause by alcohol if a person stops is it reversible?
Usually the same: Good chance if you stop dirinking, the liver has a lot of possibilities to improve with time ...Read more
What is the normal size of the liver in the adult male and what is an enlarged liver for ultrasound purposes?
Depends on body size: Usually measure liver edge from bottom of ribs on right hand side of body when person is lying flat on back. Also, if person develops cirrhosis of liver from imbibing too much fruit of the vine then liver shrinks in size. ...Read more
I've just been advised of an enlarged liver. I've just been advised after 2 years of the onset. I'm 39 years old. Single mom. Help. I need answers.?
Need more info: Enlared liver can be from a variety of sources. You need to discuss with your doctor why the think this. Was there a hepatitis panel ordered, do you drink? Many reasons which need further evaluation by a doctor. ...Read more
Usually fatty liver: The most common cause of an enlarged liver is fatty liver, which can be caused by obesity, diabetes, alcohol abuse, pregnancy, and hyperlipidemia. Large liver can also be due to cysts, benign and malignant tumors, and congestion related to right-sided heart failure. Rare causes include blood disorders, thyroid disease, and bile duct obstruction. There are many other possible causes. ...Read more
Depends: Inflammation of the liver can be due to a number of causes like fatty liver disease (very common now a days) or from viral hepatitis, metabolic causes, alcohol, autoimmune disorders, medications, etc. Without knowing more, I would seek consultation from a liver specialist to discuss further on what the next steps are. Simple lab tests along with a detailed history can help aid with the diagnosis. ...Read more
Depends on cause.: Pain rt upper abdomen, gen. Weakness and fatigue as liver is the metabolic factory of body involved in biochemical reactions involving carbos, proteins, fats.Alcohol related dz-can progress to cirrhois-scarring of liver and congestion of veins from backlog related to liver, with rupture of veins, blood loss through esophageal veins, cancer can develop in both alcohol related and non alcohol related dz. ...Read more
Enlarged liver: Increasing size (over-sized) of the glandular organ in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen. ...Read more
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