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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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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 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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Alt 142 AST 77 are these bad? Duagnosed with mild diffuse fatty infiltration of liver in july 2013 if enzymes keep rising does it means its worse

Alt 142 AST 77 are these bad? Duagnosed with mild diffuse fatty infiltration of liver in july 2013 if enzymes keep rising does it means its worse

Not necessarily: The liver enzymes in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease can fluctuate up and down. It would be preferred, however, to see them return to normal, suggesting that the degree of fat in the liver has diminished to neglible levels. ...Read more

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Mild diffuse fatty infiltration of liver ALT 142 AST 77 low function gallbladder bilirubin fluctuates can this mean cirrhosis or coild it b from gb?

Mild diffuse fatty infiltration of liver ALT 142 AST 77 low function gallbladder bilirubin fluctuates can this mean cirrhosis or coild it b from gb?

Separate problems: Fatty liver, a health risk, associated with elevated liver enzymes. It's treatable with weight loss n monitoring. Low function gallbladder typically means no gallstones, but irritated gallbladder. This can be managed, (not cured) with low fat diet, extra hydration and monitoring. Cirrhosis, permanent damage to liver, usually from toxins like alcohol. Stay with your doc, a low fat diet and be well. ...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

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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"The liver demonstrates mild diffuse increased echogenicity, most consistent with fatty liver infiltration or fibrosis." What does this mean?

"The liver demonstrates mild diffuse increased echogenicity, most consistent with fatty liver infiltration or fibrosis." What does this mean?

Distinguish diseases: Distinguish fatty liver (steatosis) from fatty liver with abnormal liver tests (steatohepatitis). Best to start with a weight loss diet based on calorie and fat restriction, avoid alcohol, control diabetes & cholesterol (if present). Your doctor will likely want to monitor your labwork, image the liver, & rule out other diseases that can mimick the pattern of liver tests seen with fatty changes. ...Read more

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D-dimer level. 76 High. INR test 1.1 High. Total Protein 8.6 HIGH. Diffuse fatty infiltration liver. What could this mean?

D-dimer level. 76 High. INR test 1.1 High. Total Protein 8.6 HIGH. Diffuse fatty infiltration liver. What could this mean?

Need more info: Diffuse fatty infiltration can have many causes, common ones being fatty liver due to alcohol and fatty liver associated with obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes. It would require more information to settle the issue. However, if you are even slightly overweight, reduce you weight through diet and exercise, not easy, but essential. ...Read more

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Mild diffuse fatty liver infiltration liver enzymes 2 weeks ago was AST 50 ALT 110 now they r AST 77 ALT 142 does this mean its worse or maybe cirrhosis?

Mild diffuse fatty liver infiltration liver enzymes 2 weeks ago was AST 50 ALT 110 now they r AST 77 ALT 142 does this mean its worse or maybe cirrhosis?

Abnormal liver assoc: If you have fluctuation of liver associated enzymes, make sure you have further work up. Elevated live associated enzymes does not mean you have liver cirrhosis. However, if concerned of liver cirrhosis, liver ultrasound would help to answer that question. ...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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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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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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Can CT scan tell difference between mild diffuse fatty infiltration of liver vs cirrhosis?

Can CT scan tell difference between mild diffuse fatty infiltration of liver vs cirrhosis?

Yes: I am guessing you've been diagnosed with nonalcoholic fatty liver after having raised liver enzymes and proving not to have hepatitis b or c, autoimmune hepatitis, wilson's (don't miss that one) or hemochromatosis. This sometimes progresses but usually doesn't; if it were my liver, i'd adopt a radical fitness-focused aerobic kind of lifestyle in addition to possible rx & diet. ...Read more

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Ct scan reveals mild diffuse fatty infiltration of liver. Galbladder is contracted-post prandial status pancreas is obscured by bowl gases. What's this?

Ct scan reveals mild diffuse fatty infiltration of liver. Galbladder is contracted-post prandial status pancreas is obscured by bowl gases. What's this?

Fatty liver: Hi. What was the indication for the abdominal CT? Elevated liver enzymes? The only objective abnormality there is the mild fatty liver (aka hepatic steatosis). The empty gallbladder is not a problem. The fact the pancreas can't be visualized well is probably not a problem unless the CT was being done to look for pancreatic pathology. Do you have type 2 diabetes? ...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?

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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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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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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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

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Is mild diffuse infiltration fatty liver bad? Is it early stages? Can it turn into cirrhosis? Is it curable?

See answer: Fatty liver or hepatic steatosis is not uncommon, and occurs often in people who may be overweight. It can be reversed by losing weight and watching your diet with decreased fats. Rarely will this turn into cirrhosis, but you certainly do not want to drink alcohol all the time and/or take medications that go through the liver (like tylenol) often. Have lft's monitored with a dr. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Ultrsound report reads liver parenchyma is course echogenic and difficult to penetrate suggesting diffuse fatty infiltration no gross abnormality?

Ultrsound report reads liver parenchyma is course echogenic and difficult to penetrate suggesting diffuse fatty infiltration no gross abnormality?

Fatty liver: Fatty liver is just that a liver filled with fat and this usually occurs in people who have a high fat diet, diabetes, and usually overweight. In rare rare cases it can lead to cirrhosis so it should not be ignored. Weight loss, low fat diet, and reduction in alcohol intake are important. A physician should be involved to monitor changes in the liver enzymes that are simple lab tests to check. ...Read more

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Cat scan results say Geographic Heterogeneity throughout the Liver and is likely Geographic Fatty Infiltration. What does it mean and how can I treatit?

Cat scan results say Geographic Heterogeneity throughout the Liver and is likely Geographic Fatty Infiltration. What does it mean and how can I treatit?

Diet: What you eat can affect the way the liver looks on CT. Fatty tissue deposits in different locations around the liver called geographic fatty deposits. The food we eat will affect the way the liver appears on imaging. Best to talk to your doctor for details ...Read more

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My ultrasound report says echogenic liver with fatty infiltration, what does this mean?

My ultrasound report says echogenic liver with fatty infiltration, what does this mean?

May have: Fatty liver also called steatosis. This can lead to liver damage/ cirrhosis. Also associated with metabolic syndrome and diabetes. Time to see a doctor and improve your health. Eat correctly, exercise, no smoking, and take your prescribed meds. Fatty liver can be reversed! Please get started. ...Read more

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Ultrasound report says echogenic liver with fatty infiltration. What does this mean? What do I need to do?

Ultrasound report says echogenic liver with fatty infiltration. What does this mean? What do I need to do?

This is essentially: Fat deposition throughout the liver tissue. There are numerous potential causes, for example obesity and certain medications (e.g. Steroids). Sometimes there is no identifiable cause (idiopathic). It is generally a benign and potentially reversible condition. Speak with your doctor about potential etiologies in your case, and next steps. ...Read more

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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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Mild diffuse infiltration fatty liver and low function gallbladder protein 8.4 bilirubin total 2.0 1.76 and diect 0.27 is this due to fatty liver?

Mild diffuse infiltration fatty liver and low function gallbladder protein 8.4 bilirubin total 2.0 1.76 and diect 0.27 is this due to fatty liver?

Probably not: With the majority of your bilirubin being indirect, i.e. Unconjugated, you probably have gilbert's syndrome, which is the most common hereditary cause of increased bilirubin and is found in 5-10% of the population and is due to the reduced activity of the enzyme glucuronyltransferase. Bilirubin levels may increase under conditions of exertion, stress, fasting, and infections but is benign. ...Read more

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Results also mentioned about more than 1 nodule. Also fatty infiltration & hemangioma. Does this mean I have fatty liver (disease?) do I have to be on a special diet?

Results also mentioned about more than 1 nodule. Also fatty infiltration & hemangioma. Does this mean I have fatty liver (disease?) do I have to be on a special diet?

See note: Not sure about the nodule without seeing the actual report. Fatty infiltration and fatty liver are usually the same; however, in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) we typically see elevated liver enzymes, cholesterol, insulin resistance, and other changes. No need for a special diet but if you're overweight/obese, the best thing to do is to eat healthy, lose weight and exercise regularly. ...Read more

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Can 1000 calorie daily intake cure mild diffuse fatty liver infiltration?

Can 1000 calorie daily intake cure mild diffuse fatty liver infiltration?

See details: Exercise and significant weight loss can markedly decrease the fatty deposits but are unlikely to cure the condition. ...Read more

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Unintentional wt loss over 2 months, 30+ lbs. CT shows "diffuse infiltration of liver, no focal lesions". Fatty liver progressing to NASH or disease?

Unintentional wt loss over 2 months, 30+ lbs. CT shows "diffuse infiltration of liver, no focal lesions". Fatty liver progressing to NASH or disease?

More info needed: I doubt that fatty infiltration of the liver is responsible for an unintentional weight loss of 30 pounds in 2 months. Further evaluation is needed to find the cause. Your doctor can guide you through the work up of the weight loss. ...Read more

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Bili elevated after gallbladder removal 1.4 also have mild diffuse fatty liver infiltration. Can bili b elevated to fatty liver or would it b advance?

Bili elevated after gallbladder removal 1.4 also have mild diffuse fatty liver infiltration. Can bili b elevated to fatty liver or would it b advance?

unrelated: Fatty liver not related to gall bladder removal, mild transitory elevation is ok will return to normal few days as in your case, after surgery. Yes if fatty liver not checked & untreated may advance to cirrhosis. ...Read more