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Ultrasound whole abdomen shows liver slightly enlarged. Occassional vomitting. Poor apetite. Suggestions?

My 4 and half year son got the USG report of whole abdomen, it is mentioned that Liver is slightly enlarged in size homogenous parenchymal echotexture. No sizable focal lesion seen. Infra hepatic biliary radicles are not dilated. Portal hapatis measures 7 mm. kindly suggest for this. Kindly not that he doesn t want to have any meal at any time. We have to forcefully feed him and it takes more than one hour to feed him every time. Moreover sometimes he vomit too. kindly suggest.
Asked On : Mon, 14 Jan 2013
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Apr 2013
Hi and welcome to HCM.
you should do liver enzymes findings.
The most common liver disorders which is found by ultrasound is fatty liver which can be found in healthy people, but usually is resulting from elevated blood lipids, overweight and elevated blood sugar. If ultrasounds didnt find anything and viral markers are negative then you have no reason to be concerned. YOu should treat it by changing dietary and lifestyle habits. Do exercise, avoid alcohol, smoking, fats, fast food and carbonated drinks. Eat more fruit and vegetables, boiled meat and follow some of hepatoprotective diets. Findings usually improves on such measures. If not, then some medicines can be prescribed, but I suggest to go step by step.
Wish you good health.
Answered: Sat, 28 Sep 2013
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