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A 22-year-old male asked:

Ex heavy drinker. had liver pains for 8 months. still ongoing. noticed caffeine triggers the pain ? why is this ? quit drinking

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Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Cirrhosis: Heavy drinking can cause the liver to swell. As the swelling presses on certain internal tissues it can cause pain. You need a good physical exam, some blood work to determine liver functions and possibly an ultrasound of the liver. You might also have some gall bladder issues which can cause pain. Go see a physician soon.

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Last updated Dec 25, 2014

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