In order to hopefully treat and prevent recurrence of enlarged liver we need to understand and — if possible — remove the underlying causes and risk factors. We need to ask: "What else is going on inside the body that might allow enlarged liver to develop?"
Accurate diagnosis of the factors behind enlarged liver consists of three steps:
Is your liver enlarged? This may have been diagnosed by a doctor, or you may be able to feel a lump/discomfort/pain when you press gently under your right ribcage.
Possible responses:→ Don't know
→ No, confirmed normal
→ Possibly - I think I can feel it
→ Yes, confirmed slight enlargement
→ Yes, confirmed significant enlargement
The liver is a common site for metastatic cancer.
Mild enlargement of the liver may occur.