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What Is The Best Treatment For Enlarged Liver And Spleen
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
Numerous: Not always. Multiple other reasons including blood disorder. Cirrhosis of the liver again that could be alcohol induced or other medical reason induced. Essentially multiple reasons key one is blood disorder. Seeing a hematologist is the key as underlying possibilities r numerous. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hey I m suffering from enlarged liver and spleen does liv 52 help in recovering to my normal state?
No: No evidence to suggest that liv52 would help. Please address the underlying cause of liver disease. ...Read more
That depends: On what is causing your liver and spleen to be enlarged. Hepatosplenomegaly can have many different causes and sometimes it causes no apparent symptoms. If these organs are significantly enlarged it can result in enlargement of the abdomen. It may cause stomach pain. Seek prompt medical care if upper abdominal pain is persistent and its severity increases upon taking deep breaths or eating. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See a doctor: The most important thing to do would be to see a doctor who will then try to find out the cause. This is not something to ignore in the hopes that it will go away. ...Read more
Enlarged organs: There is a normal liver enlargement during fetal life. However, if both the liver and spleen are enlarged, this is not usually normal. It can be caused by a viral infection in the fetus. Another cause is fetal anemia which is sometimes caused by antibodies from mom affecting the baby's red blood cells or an abnormal hemoglobin in the baby's red blood cells. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can mildly enlarged liver and spleen NOT be something serious? Currently waiting to see doctor for results and I'm FREAKING OUT :)
ABSOLUTELY: Very often this is a minor viral illness/infection, something like mononucleosis. Rarely is it something serious at your age if you're in good health otherwise. If your doctor thought it was more serious, they'd likely get you into the office immediately to go over things. Since they're not too concerned from what you say here, I wouldn't get too excited. Relax, wait for your appointment. ...Read more
? Cause? Sport: Participation in any sport requires an understanding of a kids physical limitations and the demands of the sport. Mild liver & spleen enlargement after a simple viral illness might not require much restriction while a kid with mono & speen enlargment is at risk of rupture after any abdominal trauma. The childs physician should review the kids health & risks of the proposed sport before participatn. ...Read more
Boyfriend diagnosed with IBS, enlarged liver and spleen. Healthy eating adapted. Under care of Dr. Last night splitting up blood, pain lower Left?
Symptoms and signs: Please take your boyfriend to the nearest Emergency Room today!!! ...Read more
Galbladder surgery a month ago, now feeling bruised on left side. Extremely tender to touch. I do have an enlarged liver and spleen. What could it be?
Post surgery care: Your surgeon will want to see you, and you should check in. Liver and gallbladder are on the right side, however some patients feel the pain/pressure on the left. There are several possibilities, fluid collection and bile leak need to be ruled out. Okay to ask about ultrasound or nuclear tech hida to check this out. ...Read more
Ultrasound showed enlarged liver and spleen. Ct results 6 days later showed my liver grew 3 cm. Liver enzymes are normal. Need direction. Thanks?
How do you FEEL?: And why did you have the ultrasound done? Liver size varies from hour to hour depending on blood volume and whether you're digesting dinner versus running a marathon. Three percent of humankind have a palpable spleen for no obvious reason. Some folks have a low-slung liver that's easy to feel; others have a biggish or odd-shaped right lobe. Doubt this exploration will find anything worth treating. ...Read more
I have hep c that is geno type 1 and recent ALT of 213 and AST of 101 w/recent CT scan shows enlarged liver and spleen. What can I do?
Enlarged liver and spleen and elevated enzymes since birth. They think rubella since my antibody was negative in early pregnancy. Could it be?
Could be: Many congenital infections could cause those symptoms. Blood tests can usualky tell for sure, but maybe not for a few months. ...Read more
I have an enlarged spleen for over a year. And now also have an enlarged liver. I would like to know can these be related and how so. Treatmnt option?
Probably: There is probably a related reason that your liver and spleen are enlarged. You need to see someone who deals with liver disease; a gastroenterologist or hepatologist. Treatment options can be discussed once the cause of the enlarged organs is determined. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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