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Doctor insights on: What Is The Best Treatment For Enlarged Liver And Spleen

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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Does an enlarged liver and spleen mean hepatitis?

Does an enlarged liver and spleen mean hepatitis?

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 more

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Can a person with an enlarged liver and spleen safely carry a baby to term?

Can a person with an enlarged liver and spleen safely carry a baby to term?

Depends on the cause: Enlargement of the liver and spleen is not a trivial issue and it should be resolved before undertaking pregnancy. There are many causes of this abnormality and many are treatable. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of an enlarged liver and spleen, and high wbc?

What could be the cause of an enlarged liver and spleen, and high wbc?

Many things: If had to pick one disease that best fits with the data, I would pick chronic myelogenous leukemia. Other are mono, lymphosarcoma cell leukemia. ...Read more

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I have a enlarged liver and spleen and will any symptoms show?

I have a enlarged liver and spleen and will any symptoms show?

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 more

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I have an enlarged liver and spleen and do not know that cause. What should I do?

I have an enlarged liver and spleen and do not know that cause. What should I do?

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

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My fetus has an enlarged liver and spleen, is it dangerous?

My fetus has an enlarged liver and spleen, is it dangerous?

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 more

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Can mildly enlarged liver and spleen NOT be something serious? Currently waiting to see doctor for results and I'm FREAKING OUT :)

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

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Can a child who had an enlarged liver and spleen play sports?

? 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

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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?

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

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Ultrasound showed enlarged liver and spleen. Ct results 6 days later showed my liver grew 3 cm. Liver enzymes are normal. Need direction. Thanks?

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

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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?

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?

See doc: See GI or infectious disease doc who treats hcv. There are new tx being developed all the time. Be careful not to fall on abdomen: might rupture spleen, a surgical emergency. ...Read more

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Enlarged liver and spleen and elevated enzymes since birth. They think rubella since my antibody was negative in early pregnancy. Could it be?

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

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My 6 week olds symptoms are, low platelets, low rbc, enlarged liver and spleen. Bone marrow & liver biopsy, throne infections, all negative. Any idea?

HLH?: Look it up for more detail, but are there further characteristics of hemphagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, also known as hlh, such as fever and high ferritin? I'm sorry your baby is sick! ...Read more

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How is an enlarged liver + spleen treated in Stills disease? Thanks!

How is an enlarged liver + spleen treated in Stills disease? Thanks!

Symptomatic treatmne: Enakrged liver and spllen should be evaluated for evidence of any significant associated evidence of disease. Management of stills disease with anti-inflammatory drugs such as steroids will also halep enlarged liver and splle, ...Read more

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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 more

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What are causes an enlarged liver & spleen?

What are causes an enlarged liver & spleen?

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 more

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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


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more