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What does the ultrasound regarding increased compatible with fatty change indicate?

Hi, I am 39 year old man. I just received my ultra sound HBS. It states that liver tissue echoes are increased compatible with fatty change. A hypeechoic focus is seen adjacent to gall bladder suggestive of fatt sparing. Common bile duct is normal measuring 3 mm in diameter. A 7mm echogenic focus seen adherent to the gallbladder wall due to a polyp. The gallbladder wall is not thickened. I do not feel any pain in my abdomen. Pls help to explain and whether I should be concern. Thank you.
Tue, 5 Jul 2016
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Brief Answer:
changes in liver echogenicity consistent with fatty liver.

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Thank you for posting your query at HCM.

advise:
get following blood test:
1. Viral serology - anti HAV, HBsAg (if not vaccinated against HBV), anti HCV
2. "lipid profile"
3. Liver function test
You may visit hepatologist or post the results here.
Get the blood tests done asap.

further advice:
- abstinence from "Alcohol"
- LOW fat diet should be followed, AVOID junk food and beverages
- decreased oil consumption (oily food)
- NO red meat
- green vegetables should be ingested daily
- use lemon juice (lemonade) once in a day
- reduce weight if overweight/obese

-"recheck liver enzymes after 6 to 8 weeks" and/or ultrasound.

Health professionals aim to diagnose properly and manage patients according to their limited knowledge. Cure is blessed by the ONE who Created us, whose power and knowledge is unlimited .

wish you good and sound health.
any further questions are welcomed.

regards,
Dr Tayyab Malik
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