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My husband has PLD (polycystic liver disease) with an extremely enlarged liver

Posted by @lmarcellus in Transplants, Jul 19, 2014

My husband has PLD (polycystic liver disease) with an extremely enlarged liver that Mayo said he needed a transplant from a living donor. He had a successful kidney transplant 4 years ago and was in great health 5 weeks ago rapelling down into water and zip-lining on our vacation. He got infections and now his liver is much larger than it was 5 weeks ago. He went from wearing size 34 waist pants to looking like he is 6 months pregnant and in severe pain and not having room to eat. How can the liver enlarge so fast?

Tags: liver disease, Polycystic Kidney Dsease, transplant, enlarged liver, kidney transplant

Posted by @Margaret_Marie, Jul 21, 2014

Hi, @lmarcellus. I'm sorry to hear about your husband. Here's some information on an enlarged liver that may be helpful for you: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/enlarged-liver/basics/definition/con-20024769.

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Posted by @lmarcellus, Jul 21, 2014

Thank you for the information. Mayo has since diagnosed him with
disseminated histoplasmosis causing the enlargement and he is here getting IV medication. It is pretty serious having this fungal infection in addition to suppressed immunity, PLD, and transplanted kidney.

Thanks again.

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