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Hello Sir,

I used to drink a little on the higher side since 2-3 years.. I got a swollen belly with a continuous discomfort since a week. I've stopped drinking and smoking. My sonography reports are as below :

Liver is mild enlarged in size and shows increased echopattern. No mass lesion identified. The hepatic veins are clear and patent. Gall bladder shows no obvious abnormality. Common Bile duct measures 3mm in diameter. Pancreas obscured. Spleen is normal in size and echopattern.

Both kidneys are normal in shape and position. Nomral echogenicity and cortico medularry differentiation is noted. No hydronephrosis or mass lesion is seen.

Renal length and A.P of right are 102 mm and 92mm. For the left it is 92 and 44 mm....
I had a boil in my left armpit a couple of days back and the head there is a small lump that is soft to touch but a little painful...It feels rubbery.
Please let me know if this could be a cancer or something.

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replied December 4th, 2011
Liver Disorders, Hepatitis A,B,C Answer A29090
Hi, welcome to the ehealth forum and I am glad to help you.
You seem concerned by the boil in left armpit that had burst 2 days back and now having a small lump, rubbery to feel but a little paiful. You have also made a mention of mild enlargement of liver on ultrasound with altered echopattern and drinking pattern on higher side for the last 2-3 years.
You might be having alcohol induced enlargement of liver due to heavy intake of alcohol and stopping the same can reverse the changes in the liver. About the boil being painful and of short duration, it might be due to infection and treatment with antibiotics might help your cause and if the lump is not resolved then your doctor might consider further testing such as fine needle aspiration cytology to get an idea about the nature of lump.
You must keep in touch with your personal physician for definitive diagnosis and management as the same is not possible online.
Hope this helps. Take care.
Note: This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.

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