Hepatomegaly

ExitCare Image Hepatomegaly is a condition where the liver becomes larger than normal (enlarged). Some health problems can make the liver get bigger.

HOME CARE

Home care depends on the cause. In general:

  • Take all medicine as told by your doctor. Do not start new medicines without talking to your doctor first.

  • Stay at a healthy weight.

  • Follow a healthy diet. Fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are good choices.

  • Do not drink alcohol.

  • Do not smoke.

  • Keep all doctor visits as told.

GET HELP RIGHT AWAY IF:

  • You throw up (vomit) bright red blood or blood that looks like coffee grounds.

  • You have chest pain.

  • You have trouble breathing.

  • You have more pain or pain that stays in the belly (abdominal) area.

  • You cannot stop throwing up.

MAKE SURE YOU:

  • Understand these instructions.

  • Will watch your condition.

  • Will get help right away if you are not doing well or get worse.