Enlarged liver

An enlarged liver is one that's bigger than normal. The liver is a large, football-shaped organ found in the upper right portion of your abdomen. The medical term for enlarged liver is hepatomegaly (hep-uh-to-MEG-uh-le).

Enlarged liver isn't a disease. It's a sign of an underlying problem, such as liver disease, congestive heart failure or cancer.

Treatment for enlarged liver involves identifying and controlling the underlying cause of the condition.

Symptoms Causes Risk factors Prevention

An enlarged liver may not cause any symptoms.

When enlarged liver occurs because of liver disease, it may be accompanied by:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes (jaundice)

When to see a doctor

Make an appointment with your doctor if you have any symptoms that worry you.

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