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How do you know if you have liver pain

A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 38 years experience
Swelling: The most common cause of a painful liver is swelling causing stretching of the capsule, or outer portion of the liver. Many times "liver pain" is rea... Read More

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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Capsule expansion: Very few lesions or liver disorders cause liver pain. The most commo in previous yrs was an expansile lesion stretching the liver capsule. The treat... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
You tell us: A swollen sick liver can go into to failure and die. Drinking like an alcoholic, like you report in your history, very easily could be causing cirrhos... Read More
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Has a doctor: told you the pain was from your liver or are you just guessing. See your doctor either way and have them tell you if the pain is coming from your live... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Pain under R ribs: People describe it variably, but discomfort underneath the rib margin on the right side of your stomach. Likely would hurt more if you pushed on it--s... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Liver/gallbladder: Eat a diet low in fat. Fatty foods make your gallbladder contract. If you have gallstones, then they can get stuck in the biliary duct and cause pain... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irina Kovatch
Surgery 15 years experience
See below: Most common causes of right upper quadrant abdominal pain is biliary disease or liver disease. The differential of liver disease is broad ranging from... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 32 years experience
Complex issue: There unfortunately is no simple answer here. Best to check with your doctor. You may need a consultation with a liver specialist, usually in the fiel... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 25 years experience
Not sure what u mean: Liver pain? Don't know what that means. If it is inflammatory, nsaids would work well. This needs to be assessed by a physician (pcp/gi) and they can ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Sucher
Trauma Surgery 27 years experience
Right Upper Abd Pain: If you are to experience pain from the liver (uncommon) then you would have constant, non-radiating pain, in the right upper abdomen. There are other ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
If her pain is: Truly liver in origin, that can mean big trouble. The liver is acutely inflamed. If she continues drinking, she can go into liver failure, for which... Read More
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