it is possible that you had some slight fatty liver and by losing the weight you normalized the liver tests
Should I be worried at all? Do I need my gallbladder taken out?
Some extra info: I just got a copy of the 2009 ultrasound report and it showed "a small mobile gallstone 0.7cm" and also mentioned "Liver, spleen, ..., all appear sonographically normal". So if my liver was normal back in 2009 and is now in 2013 borderline enlarged, that would imply MY liver has enlarged sometime between 2009 and 2013.
What tests can I get done to determine a cause for my liver enlarging and/or to rule out some of the more nasty causes like cancer or heart problems or autoimmune etc etc?
i do not think that you need to remove the gallbladder. Serologic blood test to exclude viral hepatitis should be done. an MRI may be a good noninvasive assessment for fat and scarring
So I don't need it out? Not even with a little bit of minor/dull pain at the front and sometimes at the back around the area of the gall bladder every now and then?
(Sorry, I had thought I mentioned that in my original question; that was the reason to get the ultrasound in first place.)
i wouldnt take it out at the current time
Thank you so much for your reassuring responses.
One last question-- What type of specialist/s would I want to see for lithotripsy or for contact dissolution therapy (or any other treatment that isn't going to include removing the gallbladder)?
gallstone dissolution is no longer performed with lithotripsy.
Are either performed individually?
What are the non-surgical options I would have?