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Can a liver/gallbladder problem cause pleurisy or any other kind of annoying dull chest pain that a month ago emergency insisted wasn't my heart?

Can a liver/gallbladder problem cause pleurisy or any other kind of annoying dull chest pain that a month ago emergency insisted wasn't my heart?

Follow-up as directed: The gallbladder to cause pain in the right upper quarter of the abdomen and epigastric region which can radiate to the back and lower chest. Peptic ulcer disease can also cause epigastric and lower chest pain. Other non-cardiac causes of chest pain include pleurisy, which is inflammation of the lining of the lung; muscle strain; and many other things. I'm glad you had your heart checked in the emergency department however I am sure they told you to follow up with your regular doctor and this is extremely important. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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What would cause severe chest pain - not shoulder pain- immediately following percutaneous liver bx?

What would cause severe chest pain - not shoulder pain- immediately following percutaneous liver bx?

Chest pain: Chest pain, especially chest pain described as 'severe' should be evaluated in person by a professional in an emergent setting no matter what happened beforehand, ...please get this worked up at an ER as soon as possible ...Read more

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What would cause severe chest pain following liver biopsy? Happened to me but was never given a reason why.

What would cause severe chest pain following liver biopsy? Happened to me but was never given a reason why.

Get checked,,: The liver biopsy is a relatively traumatic procedure where, as I recall, the abdominal cavity is entered and a wedge shaped piece of liver is removed. This can have some bleeding and pain afterwards. You're also on CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) which has thrombosis as a side effect and might cause a clot with possible complications. It'd be wise to see your doctor anyway for an exam. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What would cause atelectasis with effusions 24 hours after percutaneous liver biopsy? Both lungs. Chest pain.

Worry about bleed: See your doctor - with the biopsy we worry about bleeding of the liver or other tissue. Uncertain why you are on plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). This medicine could be used to treat other conditions that you have and these other conditions could be causing these changes ...Read more

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Sle. History of pleurisy/effusion and pericarditis with serositis of liver etc. Now center to right chest pain on even mild exertion. Most likely cause?

Sle. History of pleurisy/effusion and pericarditis with serositis of liver etc. Now center to right chest pain on even mild exertion. Most likely cause?

More of same: Very likely sle related. Is the pain worse with a deep breath or cough? This is key! If so, it's more pleurisy or pericarditis. If not, it may well be muscular/arthritic/soft tissue inflammation from sle - check with your rheumatologist for addl treatment options. ...Read more

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What causes chest pain, sharp, stinging nerve-like pain in upper left chest extending to abdomen? Brief but strong, occurring over last 3 days?

What causes chest pain, sharp, stinging nerve-like pain in upper left chest extending to abdomen? Brief but strong, occurring over last 3 days?

Causes and mechanism: Many potential causes of such symptoms but the same mechanism --
when the chest pain is sharp and fleeting, stinging or electrifying, can be at varying intensities -- it is caused by irritation of the nervous network in the chest wall. The nervous system is rather like the body's own electrical system -- so the sensation is indeed electrifying.
The most common cause is a simple chest wall strain. ...Read more

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Causes of nerve like chest pain, stinging, in left upper chest extending to abdomen, brief but several episodes over last few days. I have mr & tr.?

Vague symptoms: Suggest to see your doctor for a full work up. Cannot guess what it could be based on your symptoms. ...Read more

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How come wen ever I have gas stuck in my abdomen it causes pain in the left side of my chest? As soon as I "fart" the pain is gone! Why chest pain?

How come wen ever I have gas stuck in my abdomen it causes pain in the left side of my chest? As soon as I "fart" the pain is gone! Why chest pain?

Colon: The colon travels to the upper and then down the left side of the abdomen, to the rectum. Excessive gas may cause discomfort and pain on the left side of the abdomen and chest which in turn may be relieved by flatus. Not all chest pain is caused by gas though and may need further evaluation. ...Read more

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Pressure, bloated, hard feeling on lower left abdomen, tender to touch. Felt when I cough & lean forward. Middle chest pain when cracking back. Cause?

Pressure, bloated, hard feeling on lower left abdomen, tender to touch. Felt when I cough & lean forward. Middle chest pain when cracking back. Cause?

Left lower abdomen: You could have an incarcerated hernia. Hopefully, it is not strangulating from your description. Better have it checked ASAP. You can check about your chest pain then. Doubt it is an item of real severity. Of consideration, have you been coughing a lot lately? H/o of asthma? Brochitis? It can be related to your develop of your hernia. ...Read more

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I have a hytas hernia Cain it cause upper abdomen pain like I am having especially after alcohol because all the internet says is back and chest pain?

I have a hytas hernia Cain it cause upper abdomen pain like I am having especially after alcohol because all the internet says is back and chest pain?

Yes: Most of the time the discomfort is in the mid upper abdomen. In your case reflux itself would cause similar symptoms. Aside from hiatal hernia, a variety of other medical conditions may account for your symptoms, including but not limited to gallbladder disease, intrinsic gastric/ duodenal pathology or liver disease. Cut on alcohol and monitor your symptoms. If persisting mention them to your doc. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause back and abdomen pain? I also have a hiatal hernia could this cause sharp chest pain? All heart test came back normal.

Can anxiety cause back and abdomen pain? I also have a hiatal hernia could this cause sharp chest pain? All heart test came back normal.

See below: Anxiety can have many effects on the body such as those you have described. Best to rule out conditions that can put you at an immediate health risk and then seek a psychiatry referral.
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0003695/. ...Read more

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Chest pain, abdomen discomfort, bitter taste, nape&jaw pain. Brain mri, ecg, blood chem came back normal. What is d best approach to rule-out causes?

Chest pain, abdomen discomfort, bitter taste, nape&jaw pain. Brain mri, ecg, blood chem came back normal. What is d best approach to rule-out causes?

Gastroenterology?: If your doctor or cardiologist are satisfied that the pain is not coming from your heart, you might consider seeing a gastroenterologist for work up of a possible G.I. source of this discomfort. Given the bitter taste and the abdominal discomfort, a G.I. source certainly is possible. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do liver pain and right chest pain differ?

How do liver pain and right chest pain differ?

Maybe not: The liver is under the lower right portion of your rib cage, so you may feel pain from your liver in the right lower chest. One cause would be hepatitis or even gallbladder pain. See you doctor to find out more. ...Read more

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What's the difference iin type between liver pain and right chest pain?

What's the difference iin type between liver pain and right chest pain?

Chest pain: Right sided chest pain can be due to liver causes, but only in rare cases of liver abscess, hematomas, injuries. Other causes for right side chest pain may be pneumonia, costochondritis, gall bladder disease, shingles etc. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between liver pain and right chest pain?

I want to know what is the difference between liver pain and right chest pain?

Right sided abd pain: Liver pain and right lower chest pain will feel similar. Your doc will need to investigate your symptoms using your history, exam, laboratory testing, and imaging. There are several possibilities on your diagnostic list, cholecystitis, fatty liver, pleurisy, pneumonia, acute cardiac syndrome, pericarditis, and more..... ...Read more

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Was told had fatty liver after gallbladder op and now pain in sides and back and chest pain. Is my liver failing?

Depends!: When was your surgery. If it happened in the last 6 weeks, and you are having this type of pain now, you need to call your surgeon or go to the ER. If not, there is some other cause of your symptoms. A failing liver does not usually present with pain. But if you have fatty liver, it won't fail for years. The problem can be reversed with weight loss and proper diet, in many cases. No alcohol! ...Read more

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I had my gallbladder removed 1 year ago.. Now I have chest pain often with pain where the gallbladder was and a dull feeling at the liver.

I had my gallbladder removed 1 year ago.. Now I have chest pain often with pain where the gallbladder was and a dull feeling at the liver.

Chest pain: Chest and gallbladder area pain after gall bladder removal could be due to postoperative infection, pneumonia or retained common bike duct stone or something related to the heart. Needs a full evaluation. ...Read more

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How long will liver pain stay n disappear totally? I was diagnosed about 13 months ago of fatty liver n since den I keep feeling right chest pain.

How long will liver pain stay n disappear totally? I was diagnosed about 13 months ago of fatty liver n since den I keep feeling right chest pain.

Sure its liver pain?: Chest pain is nothing to ignore! The potential origin of your symptoms includes: heart, lungs, mediastinum, esophagus, musculoskeletal, pericardium (sac around the heart), pleuritis, bronchiitis, or referred pain from a remote site. Your doctor will be concerned about accompanying fever, blood with coughing, vomiting, shortness or breath, difficulty reclining, tenderness. Get checked now please ...Read more

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Right chest pain. Xrays and blood work good. I have enlarged liver and on pantaprozale.

Not enough info: Why is your liver enlarged? Is your "right chest pain" actually right upper quadrant (abdominal) pain? Is the pain worse with deep breath? Eating? We don't have enough information to speculate on the cause of your pain. ...Read more

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An Mri showed a cyst in my liver. Could it be causing my chest pain @ center bottom of rib cage?

An Mri showed a cyst in my liver. Could it be causing my chest pain @ center bottom of rib cage?

Depends entirely: On location and size of cyst, but other causes need to be excluded, such as angina, ulcers, gallstones, because they can become serious. Consult with your doctor regarding further care. ...Read more

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43 y old m with chest pain radiates to back shoulder blade and ribs cardio work up normal no gb/stones liver normal mgram brest normal

43 y old m with chest pain radiates to back shoulder blade and ribs cardio work up normal no gb/stones liver normal mgram brest normal

Continue work up: Check pancreatic enzymes-amylase, trial of antacids as reflux commonly gives this referral pattern. Any intra-abdominal pressure n the diaphragm may refer to the shoulder.
Find an osteopathic physician who specializes in nmm -neuromusculoskeletal medicine for a structural evaluation, it may be a thoracic or cervical disc. ..Usually c5-6. ...Read more

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I have diabetes, fatty liver, swollen ankles, and chest pain. What are ways to alleviate my symptoms given my conditions?

I have diabetes, fatty liver, swollen ankles, and chest pain. What are ways to alleviate my symptoms given my conditions?

Good diabetic: Management, go to endocrinologist to have your under diabetes under control, those thing are compilation for the diabetes you have. ...Read more

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I have a heart pain form 6 months. I can't walk very far. I tested the echo it's normal. I am fat too. Is the chest pain for fatty liver? Or something el

I have a heart pain form 6 months. I can't walk very far. I tested the echo it's normal. I am fat too. Is the chest pain for fatty liver? Or something el

Chest pain: Chest pain can be for multiple reasons. Your echo being normal is good, but it still does not mean your heart is normal. You likely need a stress test, but this could be a pulmonary or even esophageal issue. Chest pain warrants getting evaluated. See your regular provider. ...Read more

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Hospital 4 chest pain. Ekg & scans normal. Blood says liver enzymes high but are going back diwn &electrlyts diwn. What is wrong? What other tests?

Hospital 4 chest pain. Ekg & scans normal. Blood says liver enzymes high but are going back diwn &electrlyts diwn. What is wrong? What other tests?

Look Down: Get your gallbladder checked out. Start with an ultrasound. Consider ct of the abdomen which might show other things like a hiatus hernia. You might have passed a small gallstone which could have provoked some pancreatitis as well. ...Read more

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I had blood work due to chest pain I have been having my ast/als.? Were 498/463 on my liver enzymes is this bad

I had blood work due to chest pain I have been having my ast/als.? Were 498/463 on my liver enzymes is this bad

Possibly: If you mean ast and alt- liver enzymes that are elevated then you should talk to your doctor about possible liver problems. ...Read more

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Chronic herniated discs upper back lower neck, chest pain-mostly dull sometimes stabbing, neck muscles feel tight, high liver enzymes. R they related?

Yes and no: Herniated disks and various pain syndromes are certainly related. Do you know why your liver enzymes are high? Please make sure you are not taking too much tylenol (acetaminophen) or tylenol (acetaminophen) containing products, as tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose can cause elevated liver enzymes. Hepatitis c can cause high liver enzymes as well as muskuloskeletal pain. ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

The chest resides between the neck & abdomen. Chest pain refers to ...Read more