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what does liver pain feel like?

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Dr. Kirpal Singh
23 years experience General Surgery
Not sure what u mean: Liver pain? Don't know what that means. If it is inflammatory, nsaids would work well. This needs to be assessed by a physician (pcp/gi) and they can help u further.
Answered on Jul 15, 2019
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Dr. Scot Lewey
Dr. Scot Lewey commented
36 years experience Gastroenterology
The liver proper does not hurt even when inflamed in hepatitis. The capsule of the liver (Saran wrap like cover) has nerve fibers and if it is distended because of bleeding on surface of liver like after a liver biopsy or traumatic liver laceration or rupture pain can occur. Distention of liver when it enlarges from fat deposits in obesity or alcohol can cause a dull ache pain in some people.
Sep 17, 2013

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