Q. There is enlarged liver in anemic and hypothyroidism patient. Is it serious?

Answered by
Dr. Klerida Shehu
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Feb 13, 2019

Hello doctor,

I had my mother's ultrasound done today. She is a 39-year-old anemia patient admitted to the hospital. She has hypothyroidism from the last 12 years and is overweighed and obese. Her ultrasound shows 19 cm liver from the mid-clavicular line with increased echogenicity. Is this something of concern? If yes then what has to be done?

Dr. Klerida Shehu

Medical Gastroenterology
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Hi,

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I have reviewed the ultrasound report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and I can say that she has hepatosplenomegaly probably due to fatty liver disease. This is why to my opinion she needs to do liver enzyme tests like AST, ALT, GGT and alkaline phosphatase, blood work too. It is important to lose weight and to avoid fatty foods.

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