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Ultrasound report showing fatty tissue on the liver. What does it mean?

I went to the ER 3 days ago n I had a ultrasound down n they sai I have fatty tissues on my liver I have been have lots of pain off and on for about 3 1/2 weeks now on my right side by my rib cages and around my back the said every thang else was fine but I have fatty tissues on my live I don t get what they said in the paper can u help me. It says .... The liver echotexture is diffusely increased . This is consistent with fatty infiltration. Measuring 10.9 cm pole to pole what s all this me can u help me ?
Fri, 2 Nov 2012
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Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.

Fat may accumulate in the liver with extreme weight gain or diabetes mellitus. Fatty liver can also occur with poor diet and certain illnesses, such as tuberculosis, intestinal bypass surgery for obesity, and certain drugs such as corticosteroids, or in the setting of heavy alcohol use.

If you have fatty liver, eat a healthy diet and lower triglycerides through diet or medication or both.

The treatment of fatty liver is related to the cause. Good control of diabetes mellitus with diet, drugs, or insulin also decreases the fat content in the liver.

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Ultrasound report showing fatty tissue on the liver. What does it mean?

Hello, Thanks for posting your query. Fat may accumulate in the liver with extreme weight gain or diabetes mellitus. Fatty liver can also occur with poor diet and certain illnesses, such as tuberculosis, intestinal bypass surgery for obesity, and certain drugs such as corticosteroids, or in the setting of heavy alcohol use. If you have fatty liver, eat a healthy diet and lower triglycerides through diet or medication or both. The treatment of fatty liver is related to the cause. Good control of diabetes mellitus with diet, drugs, or insulin also decreases the fat content in the liver. Regards.