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A 34-year-old member asked:

will i feel much pain if i injure my liver?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Depends on injury: The liver has a capsule covering that contains nerve endings. Either stretch the capsule due to liver enlargement or bleeding, or puncture the capsule due to trauma of any kind, and you have the possibility of considerable discomfort. Infections, infiltrative disease, cirrhosis may not register with a lot of pain but certainly place the liver at risk. Manifestions of end-stage disease can kill.

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My liver is wrapped around spleen what does that mean I've been goin through pain since aug?

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Not interpretable: Your description is uninterpretable.
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A 39-year-old male asked:

Can you feel pain when you're diagnosed with liver steatosis?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
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A 52-year-old male asked:

If pain under right rib area gets aggrevated with movement then does this mean it is not liver related pain?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Not specific: Neither the presence nor absence of pain increased with movement identifies such a pain as liver-related, unfortunately.

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Last updated Jul 5, 2012

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