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What are the risks involved in pregnancy having an enlarged liver ?

I have Primary Biliary Cirrhosis , an autoimmune liver disease . I have had one successful pregnancy but now my liver after having my daughter, my liver has enlarged, specifically portal vein and left lobe. We are thinking of trying for a second baby and I know the risks in pregnancy with having PBC, but what are the risks with having an enlarged liver in pregnancy? I had an endoscopy in January and the results were clear for oesophagus varices. Thank you
Asked On : Tue, 10 Apr 2012
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Since there is considerable increase in work load on the liver during pregnancy, in the presence of biliary cirrhosis, pregnancy might aggravate the hepatostasis.
You will need a regular monitoring of the liver enzymes and hepatioprotective drugs under care of your gastroenterologist.
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Dr. Rakhi Tayal
Answered: Tue, 10 Apr 2012
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