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What is the treatment for an enlarged liver (hepatomegaly)?

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Your treatment for your enlarged liver depends on what's causing it. For example, if drinking too much alcohol is the source of the problem, you need to stop to avoid damage. Talk to your doctor to get advice on quitting. If you have an underlying disease, medication or other types of treatments may help.

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 Jennifer Robinson on June 19, 2020

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 Jennifer Robinson on June 19, 2020

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