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Fatty liver does not usually cause any symptom although may be related to upper abdominal fullness or discomfort. Majority of people with fatty liver were discovered incidentally just like in your mom's case. The good news is 8 out of 10 cases of fatty liver remain stable for yea...
5 Feb 2019
Liver cysts are common incidental findings on routine ultrasound scan of the abdomen. In general, small and simple liver cysts are benign and need no intervention. In fact, such cysts are also commonly found in the kidneys and occasionally in the pancreas. If your mom's liver fu...
29 Jan 2019
The most important deciding factor for surgery is the presence or absence of symptoms related to the gallstone. It is common to pick up incidental gallstones on routine scans intended for other reasons. However, up to 80% of such gallstones are not producing any symptoms and are bes...
26 Jan 2019
Fatty liver is a common disorder where there is accumulation of excess fat in the liver. In people who drink little or no alcohol, this is called NAFLD or Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. This condition is usually not serious, and the fat does not damage the liver. However, a s...
15 Oct 2018
Fatty liver is a very common condition seen in Singapore. Although fatty liver tends to develop in people who drink regularly or who are overweight, it can happen to anyone regardless of body mass. We now know that this seemingly benign condition may result in chronic liver inflamma...
3 Aug 2018
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