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A 50-year-old female asked:

What causes liver pain?

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Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 37 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 really pain in the belly from another cause. You should talk to your doctor to be sure.

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A 51-year-old member asked:

What can cause liver pain?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 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 treatment at that time was to tie off the common hepatic artery which would reduce the amount of blood flowing to the tumor. A malignant lesion is fed primarily thru hepatic artery where liver parenchyma is fed by the portal system.
San Jose, CA
A 42-year-old female asked:

Why would I have liver pain ?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 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 cirrhosis, liver pain, and illness. If you drink this much and also use or have other medications or infections hard on the liver, you are hastening the damage to your liver. It us time fir a frank discussion with your physician.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
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Jul 6, 2014
A 32-year-old member asked:

What causes liver pain after overeating?

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Dr. Mark Kuhnke
General Surgery 40 years experience
Bloating or stones: Im not sure how you are defining "liver pain", but abdominal distention and bloating can occur after overeating, and visceral distention definitely causes pain. If it's RUQ pain after you overeat, you may just be having biliary colic. So, i suggest you avoid big meals, and keep a food diary of this pain as it relates to meals and types of foods. Discuss with your doctor. Good luck.
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A 20-year-old male asked:

What are common causes of liver pain?

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Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Liver pain: The liver is not usually painful, but enlarged liver or gallbladder issues can cause discomfort. The pressure of enlarged organs can cause pain. If you can give us some more of your symptoms we can further explore.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What can cause liver pain following overeating?

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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Gall bladder?: Could b cholecystitis--common for this to. Cause pain after a big (particularly fatty) meal.

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