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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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I have hepatomegaly with severe hepatic steatosis. What will happen when i see the gi specialist?

I have hepatomegaly with severe hepatic steatosis. What will happen when i see the gi specialist?

Consultation : They will talk to you, and examine you. They will look over all your test results, and talk to your about the problem, and potential solutions. Ask about the benefits and risks of the options, and the likelihood of their success. It will be just fine. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What to do if I have severe pain in my enlarged liver. any suggestions in managing the pain?

What to do if I have severe pain in my enlarged liver. any suggestions in managing the pain?

Depends on Cause: Without more info, its hard to say. Generally, avoid alcohol and acetaminophen(Tylenol). Fatty foods and exposure to industrial solvents. A lot depends on the basis of your enlargement. ...Read more

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Severe abdomen pain. Voveran injection relieved instantly. Now no pain. Ultrasound report shows enlarged liver and 6.2 mm gall bladder polyP. Cause ?

Severe abdomen pain. Voveran injection relieved instantly. Now no pain. Ultrasound report shows enlarged liver and 6.2 mm gall bladder polyP. Cause ?

Liver patholoogy: Voveran SR (Diclofenac SR)? Voveran SR (Diclofenac SR) is in a group of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Dx of liver problem must be made, possibly by bx especially if no evidence of cirrhosis. Liver pain usually from rapid expansion of.capsule Presence of GB polyp must be addressed possibly by cholecystectomy and why Volveran for pain. ...Read more

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Recent ana, low titer. Positive rnp. No raynauds. Muscle aches, joint pains, severe heartburn, pleurisy 3 times last year, enlarged liver, heart races?

Recent ana, low titer.  Positive rnp.  No raynauds.  Muscle aches, joint pains, severe heartburn, pleurisy 3 times last year, enlarged liver, heart races?

Positive RNP: Occur in around 50% of patients with lupus and in patients with other connective tissue disease notably mixed connective tissue disease. Diagnosis of sle depend on recognition of characteristic multisystem disease and exclusion of infection and malignancy. Mctd characterized by overlapping clinical features of sle, polymyositis, systemic sclerosis and high titters of anti-rnp. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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How many month does hepatomegaly require to recover?

How many month does hepatomegaly require to recover?

Question too broad: The answer will depend on the cause of the enlarged liver. If you know the reason/illness/cause the answer can be more specific. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How much time it take to recover from mild hepatomegaly?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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