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Morbidly obese. Getting work up for vsg surgery and liver is enlarged but blood work ok. Can obesity cause enlarged liver?

Morbidly obese. Getting work up for vsg surgery and liver is enlarged but blood work ok. Can obesity cause enlarged liver?

Enlarged liver: Yes. Actually, nearly all obese patients have fatty liver or an enlarged liver. So that finding is expected. It will shrink down in size once you have surgery and lose weight though.

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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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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How long does it take a fatty enlarged liver to return to normal. I am obese 38 f. I have lost 41 lbs since mar?

Slow process: It is a slow process but the key is to be persistent in losing weight. Remember the diet has a major role to play. U should have ur primary care doc check your liver function test as that is a good indicator of recovery.

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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?

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.

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If I have an enlarged liver will I die?

If I have an enlarged liver will I die?

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!

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What are the symptoms of an enlarged liver?

Usually: Just pressure under the right ribs from dissension of the liver capsule, by itself. Can mimic pain from gallbladder disease. Other symptoms depend on the cause of the enlarged liver.

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Should I be concerned if my hubby's having a enlarged liver. Is this a disease?

Should I be concerned if my hubby's having a enlarged liver. Is this a disease?

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.

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If I have an enlarged liver, can I die from it rupturing?

If I have an enlarged liver, can I die from it rupturing?

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.

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Can an enlarged liver cause back pain?

Yes: And I would ask your doctor to take a look at what the actual cause is. You are going to want to know to get definitive treatment.

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Slightly enlarged liver cause back pain?

It may: You are going to want to get an evaluation because there are other abdominal causes for abdominal pain with back pain. Getting a evaluation addresses all the possibilities and then provides treatment options for the definitive cause.

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Does a tick bite cause an enlarged liver?

Does a tick bite cause an enlarged liver?

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.

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What are causes an enlarged liver & spleen?

Many: Viral hepatitis, portal vein thrombosis, congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver (although liver can be small in cirrhosis) are a few of the many causes. Cirrhosis of the liver can be a result of alcohol abuse, long-term viral hepatitis, many other causes.

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How long can someone live with an enlarged liver due to cancer?

How long can someone live with an enlarged liver due to cancer?

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.

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Could a pain in the right buttock be caused by an enlarged liver, especially at night?

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.

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I'm having a stronger urine flow. Not painful but do hhave enlarged liver. Any connection?

I'm having a stronger urine flow. Not painful but do hhave enlarged liver. Any connection?

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...

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Hi, is it possible to tell me what are the possible causes of an enlarged liver and pancreas?

Hi, is it possible to tell me what are the possible causes of an enlarged liver and pancreas?

Hepatomegaly: Cause may be defined by blood tests as well as imaging studies such as cat scan or MRI or endoscopic ultrasound (eus). Potential causes too lengthy to be discussed in this limited format. See your doctor.

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What is the normal size of the liver in the adult male and what is an enlarged liver for ultrasound purposes?

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.

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


Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more