usually not harmful itself, but inticates some other problem (alcoholism)
In fatty liver, large droplets of fat, containing mostly triglycerides, collect within cells of the liver. The condition is generally not painful and may go unnoticed for a long period of time. In severe cases, the liver can increase to over three times its normal size and may be painful and tender.
Often, there are no symptoms associated with fatty liver. If there are symptoms, they can include pain under the rib cage on the right side of the body, swelling of the abdomen, jaundice, and fever. Symptoms that occur less often in alcoholic fatty liver, but more often in pregnancy related fatty liver, are nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, and abdominal pain.
esophagogasroduodenoscopy - exam of upper digestive tract
exam of lower intestinal tract or colon --- to detect and remove polyps
excision of half of colon --> anastomosis of the remainder or a colostomy