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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Kindly go through the blood report and give your opinion.

Query: Hello doctor, From the past few weeks, I have had severe pain and inflammation in both the legs, from my knees to the foot. I limp while walking, and have no injuries or accident. Also, I feel very lazy, weak, and sometimes feel feverish in the evenings. My concentration at work is also going down. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is nothing serious, no need to worry. The central problem associated with you is obesity. Obesity has lead to excess fat deposition in the liver, leading to mild elevation of AST (aspartat...  Read Full »

What does parenchyma fatty echotexture of the liver mean?

Query: Hello doctor,I have fatty liver disease. In my ultrasound, it says the parenchyma has fatty echotexture. What does it mean? And also, tell me, is it a first-stage liver disease? I have attached my reports. Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »


Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The liver metabolizes the fat in our body. And if due to some reason, there is excess fat beyond which the liver cannot metabolize or if there is a certain degree of liver damage that hampers its normal ability to metabolize fat. then the excess fat accumulates i...  Read Full »

Can fatty liver caused by prolonged use of Methamphetamine be reversed?

Query: Hi doctor,I was using Methamphetamine for several years. I went to a doctor and had an MRI to find out I have fatty liver, and it is enlarged. I did not have signs of scarring or anything else. I stopped using and started taking care of myself for two or three weeks. Now I went back in, and they did...  Read Full »


Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Methamphetamine is indeed toxic to the liver. Fatty liver is the initial response of the liver to the insult caused. If it is not controlled, then it can progress to steatosis and eventually cirrhosis (scarring). The good news is that the regenerative capacity...  Read Full »

How can I get relief from heartburn and bloating?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32 year old suffering from anxiety disorder, and I took some related medicines for a few years and still take Mirtazapine. I have weight issues from a couple of years. I do blood examinations regularly, which come back normal. Lately, I am having problems with heartburn. I had ...  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. All the symptoms are related to bowel disturbance. This is multiple issue disorder, as you are presenting with pain, excessive burping, and heartburn. And you also have constipation. This is called IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). All the symptoms are interrelated. See if...  Read Full »

Can we get a definitive diagnosis by a histopathological examination?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a few doubts regarding the pathology reports. Please clarify. It seems like advances in pathology is increasing diagnostic confidence. Can alcoholic liver disease biopsy result ever be 100% accurate by itself? Labeling something as "consistent with" could be a real problem for all ...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Histopathology examination by biopsy is the most confirmatory method for many pathological conditions. Hyperlipidemia can lead fatty liver condition, which can be because of alcohol as well. From histopathology examination, it can be surely said that whether it is an in...  Read Full »

Will IBS worsen stomach pain and discomfort on sitting down?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28-year-old male. I have been having abdominal pains and discomfort for the last six months. The pain has been mostly on the left side and middle of my abdomen. It feels like I have a knot in my stomach. The discomfort is worse when I am sitting down. I have recently had an ultras...  Read Full »


Dr. Radha P H

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You may also be having IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). Also possible that you are only having dyspepsia and indigestion. What are your dietary habits? Please try to have small quantities of food at regular intervals. You should not be eating more quantities, frequently,...  Read Full »

I have pain in the upper right quadrant with high LFT values. How to manage it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 30 years old and had a full body checkup. My liver function test showed the following values. Alanine transaminase (ALT) 104 U/L (method - UV with pyridoxal-5-phosphate), aspartate aminotransferase (AST) 60 U/L and Gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT) 63 U/L. I am concerned about the LF...  Read Full »


Dr. Rosita Alizadeh Shalchi

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I can see that you are concerned about your laboratory test. You did not mention alcohol or medication use.Increased liver enzymes can be caused by fatty liver, viral infections, and some less common causes.I would recommend you to do a liver ultrasound, and if it was no...  Read Full »

Can a painful mass of about 6 cm on the adrenal gland be cancerous?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having pain in the abdominal region. I got a checkup and test done near my area. I am attaching reports for the same. Kindly have a look and let me know what exactly is the reason and is it serious? What are the next steps I should take for the cure? Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »


Dr. Thiyagarajan T

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), you seem to have a mass in the right adrenal gland. The appearance of it looks benign (not cancer), but I say this from the report and the images I could see with very little clarity. The pain ...  Read Full »

Kindly review my medical reports and share your suggestions.

Query: Hi doctor, I request you to please review my medical reports and share your recommendations. Could you please suggest your views on the ECG report attached?  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your reports are fine, except a few abnormalities (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your lipid profile is showing increased cholesterol, both total and LDL (low-density lipoprotein). Also, liver enzyme ALT (alanine transaminase) is borderline, which is ...  Read Full »

Will giving up alcohol treat fatty liver?

Query: Hi doctor, I stopped drinking five weeks back before doing my blood work. I have some derranged values due to chronic alcohol consumption. Do these derranged values suggest fatty liver disease? I am not willing to drink again. My blood reports show AST of 67 U/L, ALT of 99 U/L, alkaline phosphata...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your ferritin, bilirubin, cholesterol, and ALAT (alanine aminotransferase) are high. So you can have a possibility of having a fatty liver disease meaning alcoholic steatosis of the liver. I suggest you do investigations with ultrasonography of the abdomen to check the ...  Read Full »

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