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During an ultrasound for liver disease (I used to drink heavily)

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During an ultrasound for liver disease (I used to drink heavily) I was asked if I had had any operations on my stomach. Why?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Ken replied 2 years ago.
Ken :

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Ken :

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Can you give me the ultrasound report?

Customer:

I'm afraid I don't yet have the report. All I was told at the time was that there were some changes to the liver but nothing to worry about

Ken :

Let me explain a bit.

Customer:

Thanks please do

Ken :

The question of operation is asked to get an idea as to find out what is expected to look for and also to look at the specific organ. This is a normal question asked. Nothing specific.

Ken :

Mild changes in liver must be -

Ken :

Increased echogenecity of liver.

Ken :

This is called -

Ken :

Diffuse fatty infiltration of liver.

Ken :

This is seen with obesity/ excess alcohol intake/ side effects of medicines.

Ken :

Unless there are signs like - Irregular liver margins/ increased or reduced size of liver - This would not worry me.

Ken :

Does this make sense?

Customer:

Is that serious? I am on lots of meds inc. gabapentine, thiamine, vitamin B, codeine

Ken :

No mild changes on liver does not worry me and is not serious. Please calm down.

Ken :

Next step -

Customer:

OK thank you - born worrier! I'm happy now!

Ken :

Avoid alcohol/ reduce excess weight if any/ exercise regulary/ have balanced diet and adequate fluid.

Ken :

Good Luck

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Customer:

Thank you. rying to keep active but prolapsed disc and arthritis in knees doesn't help!!

Ken :

I do understand. Limiting fatty diet would help.

Ken :

Do consider to rate my answer. Best

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