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A 38-year-old female asked:

Why would your liver area feel like a burning with fatty liver from being obese? i am losing weight.

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Should be examined: Mild fatty liver is common in the U.S., and can happen in people who have high triglycerides, metabolic syndrome, pre-diabetes, obesity, etc... People usually don't feel anything at the liver, so if one feels pain, swelling, bloating, burning, etc..., a doctor can evaluate to see if there is also another problem, such as gall bladder disease, pancreatitis, an ulcer, a cancer, etc...
Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics 22 years experience
Liver pain: The liver covers a large area in your upper abdomen so you'll have to be more specific. Does it hurt in the middle? Or on the right side? It could be heartburn, gastritis, gallstones that you are getting discomfort from. It is hard to tell without knowing where your pain is. Try prilosec, and if it helps it was likely gerd. If not, see your doctor.

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Sedalia, MO
A 38-year-old female asked:

I have fatty liver from being obese. Why would I feel a burning in this area does that mean its getting worse? I am losing weight

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Should be examined: Fatty liver is common in the U.S., and can happen in people who have high triglycerides, metabolic syndrome, pre-diabetes, obesity, etc... People usually don't feel anything with mild fatty liver, so if one feels pain, swelling, bloating, burning, etc..., a doctor can evaluate to see if there is also another problem, such as gall bladder disease, pancreatitis, an ulcer, a cancer tumor, etc...

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