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Feeling bloated. CT scan showed fatty liver. What is causing this?

Dear Doctor, I am 37 years old, for the last 3 weeks time I feel that my stomach is distended / bloated . What could be the reason for that? I just consulted a general medicine doctor, based on his advice took a CT abdomen scan, the result has come that I have fatty liver . Will there be relation between these two? or what could be the reason for bloated stomach. Requesting you guide / help me on this. Thanks & Regards, Sivakumar S Chennai
Asked On : Thu, 13 Dec 2012
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Hi Sivakumar,

Thanks for posting your query.

Yes, Fatty liver and bloated sensation is related with each other. Fatty liver by itself causes bloated sensation and abdominal distention.

The CT scan has showed fatty liver. Please proceed further to get your liver function test or LFT done along with fasting lipid profile.

If you do consume alcohol, please abstain from it completely.

Based on your LFT and lipid profile, management can be planned accordingly. Avoid high fat content food. Do moderate physical activity daily.

I hope this information helps you and you get well soon.


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