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My wife has just had an ultra sound scan and they commented

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My wife has just had an ultra sound scan and they commented that the liver was either enlarged/swollen... Told her contact GP in 5 days... Does this necessarily mean something serious? Life threatening? What could be causing this?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

is she overweight or obese?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

is she sick in any other way?

Dr. Phil, MD and 3 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Tired, feeling like she has been punched in the stomach, pain under the right ribs. Pain comes and goes, sometimes indegestion.. Thought might be a Hiatus Hernia.. Some days no pain.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

This could be an infection

probably hepatitis

she should be tested for hepatitis

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How would she get that?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The guy on the phone just said that it wouldn't be an infection
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

absolutely it could be

if she somehow contracted hepatitis B or C