Abnormal enlargement of the liver.

Symptoms of Hepatomegaly

The following features are indicative of Hepatomegaly:
  • fatigue
  • pain in the upper right belly
  • poor appetite
  • weight loss
  • nausea
  • yellowing of the skin
  • whites of the eyes
It is possible that Hepatomegaly shows no physical symptoms and still is present in a patient.

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Common Causes of Hepatomegaly

The following are the most common causes of Hepatomegaly:
  • alcoholic liver disease
  • viral hepatitis
  • genetic diseases
  • cancer
  • congestive heart failure
  • infections

Risk Factors for Hepatomegaly

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Hepatomegaly:
  • medicinal herbs
  • excess alcohol

Prevention of Hepatomegaly

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Hepatomegaly. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
  • limit contact with chemicals
  • maintain healthy weight
  • healthy diet

Occurrence of Hepatomegaly

Number of Cases

The following are the number of Hepatomegaly cases seen each year worldwide:
  • Very common > 10 Million cases

Common Age Group

Hepatomegaly most commonly occurs in the following age group:
  • Aged between 2-20 years

Common Gender

Hepatomegaly can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Hepatomegaly

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Hepatomegaly:
  • Blood test: To determine liver enzyme levels
  • Magnetic resonance elastography: To create a visual map of the stiffness of liver tissue
  • Liver biopsy: To diagnose liver disorders

Doctor for Diagnosis of Hepatomegaly

Patients should visit the following specialists if they have symptoms of Hepatomegaly:
  • Hepatologist

Complications of Hepatomegaly if untreated

Yes, Hepatomegaly causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Hepatomegaly is left untreated:
  • polycystic liver disease

Procedures for Treatment of Hepatomegaly

The following procedures are used to treat Hepatomegaly:
  • Surgery: To treat hepatomegaly

Self-care for Hepatomegaly

The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Hepatomegaly:
  • Healthy diet: To reduce fat in liver
  • Regular exercise: Helps to lose weight

Patient Support for Treatment of Hepatomegaly

The following actions may help Hepatomegaly patients:
  • Primary care physicians support: Monitors alcohol and drug abuse

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Last updated date

This page was last updated on 10/31/2020.
This page provides information for Hepatomegaly.

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