Is hepatomegaly just a swollen liver?

Largely. Really hepato- is liver megaly is large for whatever reason. Usually swollen, toxic - alcoholic before scarring-cirrhosis shrinks it cancer, or other tumor.

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I have had an enlarged liver&spleen for several months. Specialists trying to figure out why. Woke up this morn w/swollen feet. Should I call doctor?

Yes. This new symptom may help give a clue as to your issue with the enlarged liver and spleen. In addition it likely represents either leaky vessels from inflammation or excessive pressure in the veins of the body. Stop eating sodium and limit it's consumption. Avoid nsaids, motrin, aleve, (naproxen) naprosyn. Call your doctor for an appointment. Elevating the legs higher than your heart will help. Read more...