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Ultrasound showing enlarged liver, gall bladder showing echofree lumen and poor contraction. What does the report mean?

MY ULTRA SOUND SCAN REPORT IS : 1. LIVER IS MILDLY ENLARGED IN SIZE AND SHOWS NORMAL ECHOTEXTURE. IHBD S ARE NOT DILATED. NO FOCAL MASS IS SEEN. 2. GALL BLADDER IS NORMAL IN SIZE AND SHOWS ECHOFREE LUMEN. 2 HRS AFTER MEAL GALL BLADDER SHOWS POOR CONTRACTION. PLEASE GIVE ME DETAILS ABOUT THIS DISEASE...... AND SYMPTOMS OF DISEASE............... THANKS
Asked On : Fri, 7 Sep 2012
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Hi,
the fact that your liver is enlarged could be the reflection of underlying liver disease, however this finding needs to be correlated with your clinical history and also with your liver function tests on the blood tests.
If your liver enzymes are normal and you have no underlying liver disease and don't drink excessive alcohol then I believe the enlarged liver is nothing to worry about.
Your gallbladder is normal as per the ultrasound. The fact the it shows "poor" contraction is difficult to interpret on ultrasound, as this test is not meant to measure contractility of the gallbladder. I'm not even sure why they even mentioned this finding on the report.
I would recommend you discussing these findings with your PCP for further information and correlation with your labs.
Answered: Sat, 8 Sep 2012
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