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Diagnosed with mild hepatomegaly. History of having typhoid. What is causing this? Suggest some diet

Hi Dr- I am diagnosed with mild Hepatomegaly with a liver size of 15.3cm. What can be reason for this. I had typhoid before 6 years but initially doctor misdiagnosed to be malaria and gave medicine for malaria (1 week), can this be the reason for this ?. Also please suggest any diet if required. Thanks In Advance, Noor
Asked On : Fri, 3 Aug 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi, Thanks for using the HCM.
there are many causes for hepatomegaly , it can be infectious , infiltrative, malignant causes, few are Alcoholism, Cori's disease, Glandular fever, Hematochromatosis, Hepatitis, Hunter's syndrome, Hydatid cyst, Liver absces, Lymphoma, Myeloma, Polycystic disease, Right ventricular failure, you can go for further investigation for further evaluation, liver enzymes, bilirubin valeues etc..,

Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help. Thanks get well soon....
Answered: Fri, 3 Aug 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Mayank Bhargava's  Response
Jan 2013

Thanks for posting your query.

Mild hepatomegaly is a common finding in ultrasound imaging. You should go for liver function test.
Are you a alcohol intaker? Are you a obese?

Liver size may increase if typhoid fever is persisting body since long time.

You should also consult with physician and go for widat rest, LFT and CT/MRI if needed.


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