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Physical Symptoms Of Fatty 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
Several: Liver enzyme elevation can result in several things, depending on which enzymes and how high. For example, itching as a result of high bilirubin levels; rashes may be seen; nausea and vomiting; diarrhea, etc. So, depending on which enzyme is elevated and to what extent will determine the symptoms. Usually 2-4 x normal does not give symptoms. ...Read more
I agree however: I agree w/the previous answer, however we need more information. If you are asking about being a donor or recipient of a living donor liver transplant, the liver can regenerate back to nearly a full size liver in about 6 weeks depending on many factors. In general, with this situation, lab tests can be followed to see how much "liver regeneration" is occurring; you should start feeling stronger. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pancreatic parenchymal abnormalities consisting of echo geniality suggestive of fatty infiltration... Can the fatty infiltration cause pain?
Many diff symptoms: There are many functions of the liver which can be affected depending on the type of liver cancer - the liver stores carbs and sugar, helps regulates acid balance, modifies proteins from food to allow the body to use it, secretes bile to digest fats, creates Albumin for the blood stream, creates blood clotting factors. Jaundice is blockage of bile, malnutrition and weight loss, easy bruising, pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abnormal LFTs: there's NAFLD (nonalcoholic fatty liver disease) which is just fat in the liver, and more of it than usual - and NASH (nonalcoholic steatohepatitis) which is when that fat gets inflamed. the latter if not controlled, can lead to cirrhosis over time. Signs are typically elevated ALT (more so than AST) and increased echogenicity on ultrasounds. often associated with 'metabolic syndrome'. ...Read more
None: Primary liver cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma (hcc), has no symptoms early on. But most cases of hcc are associated with cirrhosis, the symptoms and signs of which include jaundice, muscle wasting, hepatosplenomegaly, variceal gasteointestinal bleeding, encephalopathy and the development of ascites. Pts with cirrhosis should be screened every 6 mo for hcc with a liver us and an AFP check. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed with "borderline hepatomegaly with mild fatty infiltration of liver and pancreas" in ultrasound. Please suggest the reasons and treatment.?
Fatty liver: Fatty infiltration of the liver can be a common finding on ultrasound. Maybe weight loss, controlling diabetes if present, avoid excess alcohol. Check with your doctor if there are any medications to avoid. This can also be a minor radiology finding of little clinical significance. Ask your doctor. ...Read more
Multiple symptoms: Liver disease has a multitude of symptoms. In the early phases it can be nonspecific like tiredness, lack of appetite ; energy, distaste for cigarettes, yellowish discolouration of eyes ; urine. With increasing loss of liver function, 1) fluid retention (belly/ankle swelling, 2) mental changes(confusion), 3) bleeding from the mouth or rectum, on in the skin. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does fatty liver disease cause constant pain and discomfort? Alt=84. Us of liver shows excess fat in liver. Worried.
Fatty liver painless: Fatty liver does not cause pain & discomfort classically. Did they do hepatitis panel & alphafetoprotein ? You must see a liver specialist- gastroenterologist. In the meantime lose weight. Avoid fructose,sucrose,trans fatty acids & brominated vegetable oils. Choose foods rich in lysine- Google for details or drhoffman.com Other supplements are omega3 fish oil capsules, Beet root,Vitamin B complex ...Read more
Gall bladder removed. If biliary tree, connective tissue of liver abnormal, besides GGT 124, what other liver enzymes will be elevated? Other signs?
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. Rarely can progress to marked liver damage. ...Read more
Fatty liver: Several, from alcohol, diabetes, with high cholesterol & hypertension &obesity (metabolic syndrome), severe weight loss, diverticulosis, toxins such as phosphorus or mushroom poisoning, drugs such as Methotrexate & glucocorticoids, hepatitis c & HIV infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Was diagnosed fatty liver with sgpt 71 and LDL 139(total chol. 200) & TSH 11.5, are these all bcz of fatty liver, how severe is my fatty liver?Plz help
See below: Your LDL is only slightly elevated. A prudent diet will correct it. Your TSH indicates deficiency in thyroid hormone and has nothing to do with fatty liver but requires attention. Your SGPT is elevated - the degree is non-diagnostic and not helpful. If fatty liver is suspected, it can only be graded with liver biopsy. Repeating the SGPT in 6 weeks would be more prudent. ...Read more
Quite a few: When cirrhosis is well established patients develop portal hypertension (high pressure in the veins in stomach, spleen, and intestines) and blood is shunted away from the liver. Patients then develop ascites (fluid build up in abdomen), enlarged spleen and low platelet count, encephalopathy (confusion), and varices (enlarged veins inside stomach and esophagus) which can lead to massive bleeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have fatty infiltration of the liver substance the pancreas appers unremarkable and the liver gallb;adder and biliary appears normal.?
Many possible causes: "fatty liver" can be seen in many situations such as obesity, alcohol use, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, problems with high triglycerides. However, it can eventually lead to problem called nash and ultimately to cirrhosis of the liver if not treated. Treatment usually involves identifying the reason for the problem and treating accordingly. ...Read more
Does hep b increase chances of having a fatty liver? Should I take metformin for diabetes & fatty liver issues? What're symptoms of fatty liver?
Answers: Fatty liver and hep. B are two different things. Hepatitis b doesn't increase your chance for fatty liver, but fatty liver promotes destruction of the liver cells and thus makes the destruction done by hepatitis b virus worse. Metformin is ok to take for fatty liver. Signs of fatty liver are minimal if any. Usually we see elevation of liver enzymes and other tests including viral hep ones are -. ...Read more
Conceivably: get liver enzymes, including akkaline phosphatseGet a more detailed answer ›
My liver is border line enlarged from fatty liver from obesity. Is this something that can be seen physically or am I imagining this?
Last physical showed possible Fatty Liver. This whole week had pain in right abdomen/back. Ultrasound results pending. How concerned should I be?
Need other tests: You need imaging and lab tests to confirm that.....the pain not necessarily from your fatty liver....however, most fatty livers....particularly early on and depending on the type of fat and the causes.....are reversabl....go and check it out.....discuss with your doctor including diet, exercise, weight loss etc ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have recently been told I have fatty liver I am currently getting flu like symptoms is this linked?
What could cause the following symptoms: sgpt 214, sogt 74, enlarged liver , fatty liver, and RA factor negative?
No: Fatty livers generally produce no symptoms unless it is the result of an underlying systemic disease. ...Read more
Theres yellow rings around my eyes. I have so symptoms- what could this mean (fatty liver disease,etc.)?
A few thoughts: Is it new? If within the sclera/whites of the eye: could be pinguecula. If within iris: could be sign of Wilson's disease. Around the eyes could be a sign of swelling (allergy, kidney problems, medication side effects etc.). Diffuse scleral yellowing or skin yellowing could be several liver abnormalities, pancreatic disease, or blood disorder involving red cells or platelets. ...Read more
After my physical i found out that i have a fatty liver. Is there any suggestions to help me clean out my liver. Does vitamin C and B12 help? Thanks.
They don't help.: The best thing to do is to eat a healthy diet, with emphasis on weight loss if you are overweight. You should also avoid regular use of medicines known to be toxic to the liver, such as Tylenol, (acetaminophen) and particularly avoid alcohol. Keep regular followup with your doctor for periodic checks on your liver. Good luck! ...Read more
Not diabetic but all the symptoms. HBA1C & Fasting bc normal. I have fatty liver disease. Alt 91. Can constant worry cause these types of symptoms ?
Worry: Worry always goes with concern! Please focus on the Headache and Migraine and have a Psychologist take care of you. Not only will you be better over time, you will pass this on to many family and friends. The control of your worry will be there - the less you worry the better you will be and, trust me, when you are under control yourself you will let all your friends know! ...Read more
Peristaltic type of pain during lunch only, having fatty liver & ankylosing spondylitis, 25yr old..No symptoms of as at present flwng strict exrcse schd?
I have diabetes, fatty liver, swollen ankles, and chest pain. What are ways to alleviate my symptoms given my conditions?
Symptoms loose stools for over 7 months, diagnosed with fatty liver and now my dr wants to do colonoscopy not too sure why any ideas as to why?
Loose stools: I suspect that your doctor is performing the colonoscopy not to find out about your fatty liver, but to look into possible causes of your loose stool. He may want to assess for crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, infectious colitis, or other causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are spider vein a symptom of fatty liver. Alt 64. Ast 50. I have noticed a few small spider like veins on my chest area.
No: Spider angiomata are one of the commonly recognized stigmata of cirrhosis of the liver. They are red skin lesions composed of a central arteriole surrounded by many smaller vessels. There cause might be an alteration in sex hormone metabolism. Though "spiders" are linked with cirrhosis they are not specific for it, and can be seen in other conditions including pregnancy and healthy people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver,5 Peptic Ulcers, elevated gastrin level Are these three things related what can be done to relief symptoms? wait to see GI dr
Gastrin: Markedly elevated gastrin levels can be caused by certain tumors which also can cause multiple peptic ulcers. Milder elevations are caused by lack of normal stomach acids caused by use of ppi medications or by development of gastric atrophy. I don't think NAFLD is related. Your gastroenterologist will order appropriate tests to determine the cause of your elevated gastrin levels. ...Read more
Positive ANA 1:40 titer. 40 yr old male, 5"9 185lbs. No symptoms, found incidentally. No family history. Only issues were 10.4 calcium & mild fatty liver although I dont drink and work out often. Should I be concerned?
About fatty liver:
Positive ANA is not of concern, but fatty liver is. Try to reduce weight (easier said than done).
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
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