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What are the symptoms of an enlarged liver (hepatomegaly)?

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Most of the time, if you have a slightly enlarged liver, you won't notice any symptoms. If it's severely swollen, though, you may have:

Depending on the cause of your enlarged liver, you may notice symptoms like:

  • A feeling of fullness
  • Discomfort in your belly
  • Yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice)
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Nausea
  • Weight loss

From: Enlarged Liver (Hepatomegaly) WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Children's Hospital Boston: "Liver Failure."

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Liver Disease: Common Characteristics of Liver Disease."

Riley Hospital for Children: "Enlarged Liver/Spleen."

Merck Manual: "Cirrhosis."

Pediatric Education: "What Is the Differential Diagnosis of Hepatomegaly?"

Yu, Y.M. February 2004. American Diabetes Care,

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 10, 2017

SOURCES:

Children's Hospital Boston: "Liver Failure."

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Liver Disease: Common Characteristics of Liver Disease."

Riley Hospital for Children: "Enlarged Liver/Spleen."

Merck Manual: "Cirrhosis."

Pediatric Education: "What Is the Differential Diagnosis of Hepatomegaly?"

Yu, Y.M. February 2004. American Diabetes Care,

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 10, 2017

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