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How can you tell if liver is swollen?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Your doctor

can palpate your liver. S/he will also percuss your liver using his/her fingers.

In brief: Your doctor

can palpate your liver. S/he will also percuss your liver using his/her fingers.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Exam and labs

If by swelling you mean enlarged, a physician should ne able to detect it.
When in doubt, bloodwork and imaging studies like ultrasound and/or ct scanning will confirm the diagnosis of liver enlargement. However, the liver can be inflammed without being significantly swollen, so a doctors visit is strongly recommended.

In brief: Exam and labs

If by swelling you mean enlarged, a physician should ne able to detect it.
When in doubt, bloodwork and imaging studies like ultrasound and/or ct scanning will confirm the diagnosis of liver enlargement. However, the liver can be inflammed without being significantly swollen, so a doctors visit is strongly recommended.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Thank