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I just had an ultrasound of my liver and it says my liver span is 16.2 cm is that a normal size ? for a female who is 42 years old and 175 pounds and 5'6 inched tall

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I'am so stressed out and have the worse family dr. that doesn't know nothing anymore had a test come back saying positive for hep c with a 3.3 result and the normal range I guess is 0.0 to 0.9 and the ultrasound also said that there is coarsened hepatic echotexture that is consistant with either hepatic steatosis or fibrosis ( cirrhosis)

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Hello !

Yes your ultrasound indicates some enlargement of the liver ...normal span about 15cm span....

Hepatic steatosis = fatty liver changes ...a common cause of mild liver enlargement --- treatment of fatty liver changes would start with a low fat diet ....that would be main treatment for that ...

You do not list liver enzymes and these would need to be checked ( SAT/ ALT GGT) plus markers of liver function ( albumin, protime , aPTT, protein C and protein S)

The question of HEP C would need to be checked with a viral count for HEP C....if You are positive for HEP C then that woiluld need treatment as well...multiple anti-viral treatments are available be Hepatitis C now and options that are effective are available

I hope that this information is helpful for you

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If my answer has been helpful and to your satisfaction then please remember to leave positive feedback Thank you and Best Regards,

Anthony Bray MD

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