Fatty Liver

Fatty liver, also known as hepatitis, is a condition characterized by an inflammation of the liver. It may or may not be associated with alcohol consumption. There are progressive grades of fatty liver based on the echogenicity on the ultrasound image.

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Why is bilirubin level 1.4 for three months?

Query: Hi doctor, Three months back, I started feeling feverish, but thermometer readings were normal. I went to a doctor and he ran a series of tests. Everything came out fine, except mild hepatomegaly and elevated conjugated bilirubin. My bilirubin is elevated consistently for the past three months (tota...  Read Full »


Dr. Bindiya Thakkar

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your laboratory reports (attachments removed to protect patient identity). All values are excellent, except total bilirubin which is at upper normal level which could be due to fatty liver. I would suggest you to avoid fatty and spicy foods as well ...  Read Full »

How long does it take for liver enzymes to normalize?

Query: Hi doctor, My ALT 384, AST 144, glutamyl 151, alkaline 131, albumin 45, lipase 24, amylase 68, CRP 7.7 and bilirubin normal. I have stopped drinking alcohol. How long will it take to normalize other enzyme levels? What are the risks I have from the above report?  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: Enzyme levels are abnormal secondary to hepatic injury. Liver is an excellent organ and recovers very fast. As the bilirubin is normal, I would not expect any major injury. Not only alcohol, you need to be careful about vari...  Read Full »

What should a fatty liver grade 3 patient eat and drink?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with fatty liver grade 3, so my doctor told me to correlate clinically. My SGPT and SGOT levels are normal and within limits. So, the doctor, after doing a physical examination, said that there is no need of fibroscan. He told me to eat everything but exercise a l...  Read Full »


Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Medical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Fatty liver is a condition in which, an excess of fat deposits in the liver, due to either excess fat content in diet or abnormal fat metabolism in the liver.  Reduction of fat content, not only reduces the fat level in blood but also ...  Read Full »

What to do for vitamin D deficiency and fatty liver?

Query: Hello doctor, As per the lab report, I have vitamin D deficiency. USG report says liver enlargement and PFT says moderate lung disease. Please help me to understand the reports.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your reports. (attachments removed to protect patient's identity). Except for vitamin D, the rest is fine. I suggest you to take tablet Uprise D3 60,000 units (Cholecalciferol) once a week with milk for eight weeks.  Read Full »

My RDW-SD is 60. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a thyroid patient. Some time ago I went for blood test and found my RDW-CV 18.2 and RDW-SD 60.5. Just wanted to know if there is anything serious. My ultrasound report saying border-line hepatomegaly and mildly enlarged liver. My liver test shows alkaline phosphate value is 114 and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abelrahman Abouibrahim

Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concerns. But there is nothing to worry about. RDW (red blood cell distribution width) is used to determine the type of anemia, it indicates the average size of the red blood cells. Your values are a little bit above average but nothing to worry about....  Read Full »

What is the treatment for cystic duct syndrome?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is suffering from abdominal pain due to gallbladder problem. She is suffering from stomach pain for the past one year. It has aggravated recently. She gets pain when she eats green leafy vegetables or fatty foods. She had an antibiotic for a month. Doctors have told that water...  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Child Health Specialist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, Medical Gastroenterologist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The report says that she has a component of decreased gallbladder motility associated with polycystic changes in ovaries (PCOD). Now, we need to get LFT (liver function tests) done. Did she had pain as well as fever or jaundice? At present, is she symptomatic? Or asymp...  Read Full »

Is my belly swollen due to fatty liver?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a CT scan done. The report shows that I have an enlarged fatty liver measuring about 22.6 cm at the right midclavicular line. Is this considered a grossly enlarged liver? I have been a heavy drinker all my life. I have read that anything over 16 cm is enlarged. In my case, it is...  Read Full »


Dr. Amolkumar W Diwan

Allergy Specialist, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Fatty liver is a very common condition in the general population, especially who are heavy drinkers. It is due to the excessive deposition of fat in the liver. It is considered as the first stage of alcoholic liver disease. Usually, the symptoms include heav...  Read Full »

I have high cholesterol and a fatty liver. Please suggest a diet chart.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 38 year old male, who has high cholesterol and a fatty liver. In our home, we use groundnut oil for cooking, and I use up to six teaspoons of ghee every day. I consume alcohol twice a day. But now, I have decided to stop alcohol and follow a strict diet. Tell me a diet that I sh...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanchari Majumder

Nutritionist, Dietician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and following is the diet chart for you. Early morning 7 AM - green tea with a biscuit or half plate sprouts. Breakfast 8.30 AM - a bowl of oatmeal or two pieces of brown bread and eg...  Read Full »

How can acid reflux with fatty liver, constipation and hemorrhoids be treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering with acidity or acid reflux from the past one year. My scan report says fatty liver and I also have polyps in my gall bladder. Past few months I also seem to have had constipation and hemorrhoids.  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I need few more details to help you better: 1. Have you got your cardiac evaluation done? 2. Are you getting relief on Razo (attachment removed to protect patient identity)? 3. Any thyroid or diabetes problems? 4. Any other medications you are taking? 5. Are y...  Read Full »

Abdominal ultrasound shows liver is increased in echogenicity with a coarse echotexture. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I had an upper abdominal ultrasound. Report stated very suboptimal scan, bowel gas shadowing and patient habits and subcostal position of organs. Visualized sections of liver are increased in echogenicity and a coarse echotexture. Portal vein demonstrates hepatopetal flow. Liver enlar...  Read Full »


Dr. Chitrangada

Radiodiagnosis Physician, Radiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your ultrasound does show hepatomegaly with fatty infiltration. No focal abnormality can be seen in the images provided (attachment removed to protect patient identity). However, ultrasound has its limitation and is not able to see through the bowel gases and fat depth ...  Read Full »

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