P.S. Liver functions normally, size is the only problem.
Hi am so sorry, there are no doctors on here just patients trying to help each other. I tried to look this up. Are the doctors saying that they don't know what is causing this? Did they suggest anything to help her?
I found some causes for it. I hope this is right, when I looked up hepatmegilia it was in Spanish so I think below is the English spelling.
The liver is involved in many of the body's functions. It is affected by many conditions that can cause hepatomegaly, including:
Cancer metastases (spread of cancer to the liver)
Congestive heart failure
Glycogen storage disease
Hereditary fructose intolerance
Primary biliary cirrhosis
Steatosis (fat in the liver from metabolic problems such as diabetes, obesity, and high triglycerides, also called nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH)
Have they done a liver biopsy? If so, the pathology results may provide additional insight. Also, any US or MRI data that maybe pointing to steatosis, etc?
Look into Niemann Pick Type B or Gaucher disease if there is also an enlarged spleen. Niemann Pick Type B is pan ethnic and Gaucher is typically Ashkenazi. There are a bunch of Ashkenazi diseases related to spleen and liver enlargement.