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What is hepatomegaly, splenomegaly and ascites and what kind of symptoms are seen ?

I am 40 yrs old, 5 8 , 190 lbs. Ultrasound on liver yielded diagnosis of echogenic liver with no focal masses or biliary dilatation, hepatomegaly , normal portal vein blood flow and patency, and no splenomegaly or ascites . What is hepatomegaly, splenomegaly and ascites? And what kind of symptoms should I be experiencing if any?
Asked On : Fri, 1 Mar 2013
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Hello, jimcallahan3,
Your report is indicating that your ultrasound was normal. Echogenic liver
is normal without fatty changes. You don't have hepatomegaly (Enlarged liver).
Your spleen is normal (No enlargement). Blood flow to the liver and all the little
channels in the liver that carry bile are normal. You do not have any fluid in the
abdomen (Ascites). This happens if you have abnormal diseased liver.
You should not be experiencing any symptoms.
Perhaps you could lose about 10 lbs. of body weight to stay healthy.
I wish you well.
Answered: Sat, 2 Mar 2013
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