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Doctor insights on: Can Liver Problems Cuse Left Rib Cae Pain

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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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The left side of my abdomen keeps pulsing, seems like it's under my ribs. I'm not really sure what the problem is and if I should have concern.?

The left side of my abdomen keeps pulsing, seems like it's under my ribs. I'm not really sure what the problem is and if I should have concern.?

Pulsation: Pulsation in the abdomen is usually from the abdominal aorta which is the largest artery in the body. It is often more noticeable in slender individuals. Aneurysms would be the main concern with very prominent arterial pulsation. See your physician if you have continuing concerns. ...Read more

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Feels like I have a wadded sock behind my right and left lower ribs. Started on right - now also on left. Absent symptoms of liver dys. Diff diag?

Feels like I have a wadded sock behind my right and left lower ribs. Started on right - now also on left. Absent symptoms of liver dys. Diff diag?

Bloating?: Not sure what you mean by the 'wadded sock' - but amphetamines can certainly have plenty of GI side effects. Is this a new medication for you? Your bowel movements are regular? I'd discuss with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Been told I have fatty liver ive been eating just veggies durin day & meat during nights. How else can I make the discomfort go away under left rib?

Been told I have fatty liver ive been eating just veggies durin day & meat during nights. How else can I make the discomfort go away under left rib?

Prob not related: Since the liver is in the upper RIGHT abdomen, it's unlikely that liver trouble is the direct cause of your pain under a left rib. Is your spleen enlarged? You need a competent evaluation. ...Read more

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What could cause right side pain under ribs? Liver problem?

Maybe liver: Could be liver, gallbladder, pancreas referred, diaphragm, or lining of ribs/muscles/ligaments. ...Read more

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Sporadic under/inside of lower right rib stabbing pain for 2 months now. Gets worst every time. Liver/ gallbladder problem? Worth getting checked?

Sporadic under/inside of lower right rib stabbing pain for 2 months now. Gets worst every time. Liver/ gallbladder problem? Worth getting checked?

Get checked: You should have this looked at immediately, particularly if it is related to eating before or after possibilities include gall stones problem or gastrointestinal problems such as gastritis or ulcers or bowel issues such as ibd. It could also be an infectious problem if associated with pain and fever appendicitis is a possibility and should be dealt with immediately. ...Read more

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My question is I have a little bit pain im my right liver what should I do doctor and little bit pain in my left ribs?

My question is I have a little bit pain im my right liver what should I do doctor and little bit pain in my left ribs?

Yes, talk to parents: There is nothing like "pain in Liver."
It looks like you have pain on right side of upper abdomen and and left side of chest. May be bruised rib from a fall or something.
Does it happen with certain food? Or movement? Any associated symptoms like Nausea, heart burn?
Then you can decide to go your doctor. ...Read more

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I have had this internal pain under my rib cage on the left and right upper side, it hurts when I breath n move certain ways on liver side not lungs?

I have had this internal pain under my rib cage on the left and right upper side, it hurts when I breath n move certain ways on liver side not lungs?

Pleurisy?: This may be as simple as a sprained rib cage or an inflammation in the lung lining. If this has been present for more than a week and not improving, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with sarcoidosis. Have pain on right and left side of ribs. Not continual, just wicked twinges. MRI showed a prominent liver. Twinges cause?

Diagnosed with sarcoidosis. Have pain on right and left side of ribs. Not continual, just wicked twinges. MRI showed a prominent liver. Twinges cause?

No: Liver sits on the right side in the upper portion of the abdomen. It would not cause symptoms on your left side. Sarcoid is a difficult disease to deal with. Can have many symptoms. Make sure you follow up with your treating doctor regarding these complaints. Sorry this was not more helpful. Best of luck ...Read more

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What could cause my left side ache and throb and. Under rib cage could it be my liver?

Anatomy: The liver is under your right breast. It is not on the left side and thus could not be the cause of left abdominal pain. On the left is the colon, spleen, pancreas and stomach. ...Read more

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After taking a liver tonic I started getting sharp pains under my left boob upper rib cage when I swallow liquids?

Sharp pains: Pains in that area upon swallowing can be due to esophageal dysfunction or there may be gas entrapment. If your tonic contains iron it could be irritating your stomach and esophageal lining and would be better tolerated if taken with food in your stomach. Taking mylanta after meals will reduce gas formation. See your physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Kidney and or liver problems I take up to 27 tylenol pam's at night if not more, I can't tell my many but I'm getting sever back pain and under my rib cage I always feel like I can't get full, I can't remember anythin at night wen I take that stuff and I

Kidney and or liver problems I take up to 27 tylenol pam's at night if not more, I can't tell my many but I'm getting sever back pain and under my rib cage I always feel like I can't get full, I can't remember anythin at night wen I take that stuff and I

Tylenol (acetaminophen): Tylenol (acetaminophen) overdoses are extremely dangerous since they can lead to liver failure. Anytime you eat or drink something you shouldn't have, you can call the poison control center toll-free for advice. 1-800-222-1222 this is the number even er doctors and pediatricians use for the most up-to-date advice and treatments for ingestions. If you are having trouble breathing or are in severe distress after eating something you shouldn't have, this would be a reason to call 911 and go to the er instead. It's better to be safe than sorry and worth a call to the poison control center. ...Read more

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Pain below left ribs on off. Pain in mid abdomin on off. Hard abdomin. Bloating, gases, irritable bowel syndrom? Spleen? Liver?

Pain below left ribs on off. Pain in mid abdomin on off. Hard abdomin. Bloating, gases, irritable bowel syndrom? Spleen? Liver?

Need check: Can't pin down a diagnosis. Could be anything starting musculoskeletal pain, side effects to your meds, or a serious abdominal condition. Kindly check with a local doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have had discomfort under left rib cage for about 6 months now. Had blood work which revealed my thyroid is low and ultrasound enlarged liver?

I have had discomfort under left rib cage for about 6 months now. Had blood work which revealed my thyroid is low and ultrasound enlarged liver?

Need for evaluation: There is not sufficient information in your narrative. You need to be treated for low thyroid. Enlarged liver is likely due to fat in the liver. If you are overweight, lose weight, (easier said than done), do not drink alcohol and do not take acetaminophen (Tylenol). It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Could fatty liver that is borderline enlarged cause chest wall pain or rib pain? I am aching in my right kidney area and sore when you push. No UTI or kidney problems

Could fatty liver that is borderline enlarged cause chest wall pain or rib pain? I am aching in my right kidney area and sore when you push. No UTI or kidney problems

No: Fatty liver does not usually cause enlargement -- if your liver is enlarged you need to be evaluated for other cause such as subacute alcoholic hepatitis or others -- and the pain in the right flank may also be caused by other musculoskeletal problem. ...Read more

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