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Doctor insights on: What Are The Causes Of Fatty Infiltration Of The Liver

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Can mild diffuse fatty liver infiltration cause elevated bilirubin? Gallbladder was removed with no stones.

Can mild diffuse fatty liver infiltration cause elevated bilirubin? Gallbladder was removed with no stones.

Maybe: Multiple causes of elevated bilirubin. Liver inflammation, hepatitis, acquired gilbert's syndrome, postoperative status, etc. Should not remove a gallbladder without stones only for a blood test finding, which hopefully was not your situation. ...Read more

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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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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. ...Read more

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What does fatty infiltration of the liver mean?

What does fatty infiltration of the liver mean?

Think of pate : The cells of the liver have abnormally high fat content and can be visualized on imaging. If an ultrasound found this such a report could be misleading as ultrasound is not the most specific way to document fat in the liver cells. A biopsy is gold standard , followed by MRI and CT ...Read more

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What does diffuse fatty infiltration of the liver mean?

What does diffuse fatty infiltration of the liver mean?

Obesity: The most common cause of fat in the liver is due to obesity. If you lose weight the fat in the liver will resolve too. It can also be caused by high cholesterol, high triglycerides or heavy alcohol use. "Diffuse infiltration" just means that they see fat deposits distributed evenly throughout the liver. ...Read more

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What does mild diffuse fatty infiltration of the liver mean?

What does mild diffuse fatty infiltration of the liver mean?

Fatty infiltration: Fatty infiltration has the other name of fatty hepatitis. This is not good to have This finding means fat is getting into the liver and taking over the liver and if enough kills the liver. It comes from being obese, too much alcohol intake repeatedly, eating too many fatty foods. Diffuse means the fat is already all over the liver mild means not a lot yet. Should stop the cause of this now. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is focal fatty infiltration of the liver?

Uneven distribution: of fat in the liver - more in some areas than others. on imaging, this can often be mistaken for a lesion - but is indeed a benign entity. ...Read more

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Ultrasound one year ago said diffuse fatty infiltration of the liver, now it says fatty infiltration of the liver with focal fatty sparring, meaning?

Ultrasound one year ago said diffuse fatty infiltration of the liver, now it says fatty infiltration of the liver with focal fatty sparring, meaning?

Inflammation: or irritation which may be from several causes, the two most common reasons would be elevated cholesterol/triglycerides and alcohol abuse. If you consume alcohol, stop for 1 month and repeat exam. I also suggest fasting blood tests for cholesterol, triglycerides and hepatitis. ...Read more

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What's a borderline hepatomegaly with fatty infiltration of the liver?

What's a borderline hepatomegaly with fatty infiltration of the liver?

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

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How does focal fatty infiltration of the liver relate to spider angiomas?

How does focal fatty infiltration of the liver relate to spider angiomas?

They are relates: Spider angiomas are one of the skin manifestations of underlying liver disease from cirrhosis to fatty infiltration...When isolated they do not necessarily mean that there is liver damage but coupled with other findings they could be seconadry to this problem. ...Read more

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I have fatty infiltration of the liver substance the pancreas appers unremarkable and the liver gallb;adder and biliary appears normal.?

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

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I have had pain in my stomach for a long time. Just had an ultrasound and it's says that I have mild fatty infiltration of the liver and the spleen is?

I have had pain in my stomach for a long time. Just had an ultrasound and it's says that I have mild fatty infiltration of the liver and the spleen is?

Unrelated: Has the H pylori been treated? Have you been worked up for gluten-intolerance? Ibuprofen can also cause stomach pain and you need to stop taking it. ...Read more

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My ultrasound results are mild fatty infiltration of the liver, a stable angiomyolipoma in the left kidney and a small polyp in the gallbladder.

My ultrasound results are mild fatty infiltration of the liver,  a stable angiomyolipoma in the left kidney and a small polyp in the gallbladder.

Multi problem girl: OK improve you nutrition eat well balanced diet , don't drink you will damage further if you take care of yourself possible to revert neglect may lead to cirrhosis . GB polyp need observation if is less than 2 cm , considered pre-malignant may need removal . L kidney one benign need observation only regular MD Ck ups , OK not that bad right ! ...Read more

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Hi i done CT they found fatty infiltration of the liver andthere is a rounded lesion of hyperdensity in the posterior segment the lobe liver 3.6x 3.2?

Hi i done CT they found fatty infiltration of the liver andthere is a rounded lesion of hyperdensity in the posterior segment  the lobe liver 3.6x 3.2?

CT hyperdensity: There is not enough detail to render an opinion on the lesion.The 'hyperdense' descriptor is very nonspecific. It could be anything from nothing to worry about('focal sparing', or an island of normal tissue surrounded by fatty infiltration), to something more serious.Is there more detail in the report? Talk to your doc. Fatty infiltration is benign fat deposition due to multiple possibles cause ...Read more

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Did an three-phase CT on my liver And for this impression; Hepatomegaly with fatty infiltration of the liver. What does that means?

Did an three-phase CT on my liver
And for this impression;  Hepatomegaly with fatty infiltration of the liver.  What does that means?

Change your diet: There are several ingredients in prepared foods that have been associated with fatty infiltration of the liver. High fructose corn syrup is one. If you would like to try to reverse the process, try taking all wheat flour, sugar (including starch, fructose and corn syrup), white potato, fruit juice and artificial sweeteners out of your diet for several months. www.blatmanhealthandwellness.com ...Read more

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I had a fatty infiltration of the liver show up on a ultrasound for either my kidneys or gallbladder cant remember. Does that warrant a liver biopsy?

I had a fatty infiltration of the liver show up on a ultrasound for either my kidneys or gallbladder cant remember. Does that warrant a liver biopsy?

Probably not: If there is a definable cause then no. Even a single night of binge drinking can cause it, as can being overweight, chronic drinking, or medications. Only if you have no reason to have fatty infiltration would you need a biopsy. ...Read more

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How can fatty liver infiltration be reversed.?

How can fatty liver infiltration be reversed.?

First find the cause: Early signal ( one of ) for liver failure is fatty infiltration. First step is to find the cause to reverse, like alcohol, drugs, medication , hepatitis nutrition lack of vitamins, minerals etc sedentary life other bad habits , stop them . Omega 3 fatty acids are shown to improve fatty liver, some times it may not be possible. ...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?

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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My pornography report is fatty infiltration in liver. Is it dangerous for me?

Caution...: Fatty liver disease means the liver is swollen and enlarged due to fatty change. The disorder is associated with other metabolic changes including diabetes, high triglycerides and obesity. When the fat causes inflammation in the liver (detectable on liver biopsy) there is a greater risk of cirrhosis (scarring and hardening of the liver). If you are overweight, then weight loss is recommended. ...Read more

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Labs say there is fatty infiltration in liver. What to do about it? How to treat?

Labs say there is fatty infiltration in liver. What to do about it? How to treat?

Se below.: Lab? Fatty liver will require more than that for diagnosis.

Treatment is weight loss, avoidance of liver toxins - including alcohol, getting vaccinated against hepatitis a, b. Sometimes medications are used. ...Read more

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What does an enlarged liver demonstrating fatty infiltration, with focal fatty sparring mean? Liver is 167 mm in length, male 21 years of age?

What does an enlarged liver demonstrating fatty infiltration, with focal fatty sparring mean? Liver is 167 mm in length, male 21 years of age?

Fatty liver disease: A fatty liver can be the result of too many calories resulting in being overweight or obese, it may also be a result of taking drugs or toxins injurious to the liver. Associated with Diabetes and high cholesterol.
Alcoholic liver disease also results in a fatty liver, caused by over consumption of alcohol;a herald for chronic liver disease if alcohol intake is not decreased or stopped ...Read more

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Does a borderline enlarged liver with mild fatty infiltration mean that its inflammed?

Does a borderline enlarged liver with mild fatty infiltration mean that its inflammed?

Maybe....: You've asked a number of questions to healthtap recently regarding the subject of "fatty liver." fatty liver is common in america (about 1/4 adult population), is typically seen in association with obesity, high cholesterol, alcohol excess, and diabetes. Distinguish steatosis (normal liver function tests and no inflammation) versus steatohepatitis (elevated liver functions with inflammation). ...Read more

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My sgpt lebvel is 66 and my sonography report is fatty infiltration in liver is it dangerous and what is precotion i need?

My sgpt lebvel is 66 and my sonography report is fatty infiltration in liver is it dangerous and what is precotion i need?

Caution...: Fatty liver disease means the liver is swollen and enlarged due to fatty change. The disorder is associated with other metabolic changes including diabetes, high triglycerides and obesity. When the fat causes inflammation in the liver (detectable on liver biopsy) there is a greater risk of cirrhosis (scarring and hardening of the liver). If you are overweight, then weight loss is recommended. ...Read more

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What does 'in homogeneous increased hepatic echogenicity seen w/ fatty infiltration as well as hepatocellular disease' mean about my liver?

Ask your doctor: Doctor who ordered the test should answer your questions. Other tests and past/present medical conditions affect the answer. You are at risk to develop cirrhosis of the liver. Your current condition may be reversible. Cirrhosis is not. In America, 2 most common causes is food and drink. If food and drink is not the primary cause, it does influence whether you live or die. Better diet helps a lot. ...Read more

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Mild diffuse fatty infiltration liver enzymes will raise and lower and raise again is this normal or does it mean it's getting worse? Is this nafld

Abnormal Liver test: If you are truly having nafld, liver associated enzymes can be fluctuated. However, make sure you have thorough liver work up to assure you do not have other liver diseases, specifically viral hepatitis. ...Read more

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I have several hemangiomas on my liver had u/s and only said small fat infiltration but no mention of hemangiomas could the fat really ve the hemang?

Its possible: U/s may have missed flow through lesions making it seem like fat. Hemangiomas here are benign and should be little cause for concern. ...Read more

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I've heard that liver is amazing organ it can regenerate itself to great degree.So, can it recover itself frm mild fat infiltration?If i cut fat intake?

I've heard that liver is amazing organ it can regenerate itself to great degree.So, can it recover itself frm mild fat infiltration?If i cut fat intake?

Diet exercise: Fatty liver is a serious problem that responds readily to diet. Fatty liver caused by diet high in sugar and other simple carbohydrates. Excess body fat, the result of eating too many calories and sedentary lifestyle contribute to many health problems including fatty liver disease. Fatty liver is reversible by diet/exercise. Progress in reducing fat in liver followed by liver enzymes decreasing. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have mild hepatomegaly with focal fatty liver infiltration?

Weight/obesity: Non-alcoholic fatty liver is a growing problem related to being overweight or obese. It has the potential of getting worse and causing more severe liver disease. Please consult your doctor and plan to lose weight if you are overweight. ...Read more