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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.

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A member asked:

What is good for possible liver pain?

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Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 30 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. If it is really your liver causing pain, then avoid things that are metabolized by the liver - avoid alcohol and Acetaminophen for example. Weight loss can also help the liver. Milk thistle is an herb that is touted for liver function.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
See your PCP or a gastroenterologist if pain persists. Is there a history of trauma to that area of the body?
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A 31-year-old member asked:

Is there a way to ease or stop liver pain without medication?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
What's causing pain?: The liver itself has no pain fibers, as true with brain--either can be sliced with a surgical tool and no pain. The capsule or linings of each organ has pain fibers. Unlikely to have 'liver pain' unless something is irritating the lining. So, find out what's causing the pain, and how to stop it will become clear. Try the following: stop-if ingesting-alcohol, coffee, hot/spicy foods, Aspirin drugs.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Why am I having liver pain whenever I breathe?

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Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
See a doctor: Is not normal to feel this way.You need to see a doctor asap.
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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 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.

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