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Can Your Liver Hurt In Your Back
Would you only hurt in your back on the right upper side if you may have something wrong with your liver or would you have more symptoms?
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
Maybe gallstones?: Stones in the gallbladder (gb) can project pain to the back --they migrate into the neck of the gb (& block exit of bile) or into the common bile duct. Symptomless gallstones may be diagnosed by chance by imaging or during investigation for some other condition. Only 10% become symptomatic within 5 years of detection. Ultrasound, CT scan, MRCP find stones & CCK-HIDA scan can suggest dysfunction. ...Read more
Maybe: Elevated liver function tests with swelling of the liver often is associated with liver tenderness when palpation is performed just beneath the rib cage. Back pain just beneath the right shoulder blade is commonly present with gallstone attacks, and this is often associated with elevated lft's. ...Read more
It feelslike my rib is poking my liver it hurts and burns ihave sclosis in my back where ribs connected could it damage my liver?
A pinched nerve: What you are likely feeling is a pinched nerve which could be due to your scoliosis causing impingement on the nerve that gives you sensory information from your liver area. I would recommend seeing a pain management specialist who can determine if that is the case. Best wishes for a full recovery. ...Read more
I went to dr for pain in right rib near liver it still hurts she said it was from a pinch never shown on X-ray from curved spine?
Hurts lower right back side when cough and when I lay or put pressure on side. Could this be my liver. History of hep B and C. Had interferonyearsago?
Pain lower back: Unlikely related but you will need a proper exam to facilitate a diagnosis ...Read more
My lower right side of my back hurts also my stomach ido have cirrhisos of the liver possible could this be the cause of my pain
Probably: The pain description you gave is common in patients with cirrhosis. See your family doctor. ...Read more
Not directly.: Fatty liver is a known, and potentially reversible, complication of obesity. There is no common direct relationship of fatty liver with side and back pain other than the added risk of lumbago and back pain due spinal pressure from supporting an obese body. All of these symptoms greatly improve with weight loss 10 pounds plus your liver will function better! Get healthy! ...Read more
Is it ok for my lower rib area in the back rt side to hurt? . I had a liver biopsy yesterday and they went invthru my ribs. Also my shoulder hurts
Probably ok: This is probably fine, but I would call the doctor that did the biopsy to make sure. If they are not around, thy will have someone covering them for the weekend. Hope this helps! ...Read more
My right side under my rib cage near my back. Hurts when you push on it. I do have fatty liver from being obese but I am dieting and losing weight.?
Liver sludge: Fatty liver is due to sugary foods, and liver pain is usually due to liver sludge with stone formation. Need to clean the liver frequently. To help with liver pain use phosphatidyl choline and betaine hcl - betaine hcl with make the bile flow and phosphatidyl choline lubricates so liver pain gets better. Initial dosing might be higher hcl 4gm twice daily and phoscholine will need 2gm twice daily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is fatty liver and what causes it. What is the sideeffects. My side on left an my stomach is fat back pain have kidney problem hurt all the time.
Hello.: Hello. I donâ€™t know what the cause of your fatty liver is. However, a major cause of fatty liver is drinking too much alcohol. Alcohol use combined with poor diet, obesity, abnormally high iron levels and hepatitis c can increase the chances of getting fatty liver. There are also people who have fatty livers who donâ€™t have an illness and who donâ€™t drink. Some people can develop a fatty liver off drinking really heavily for a weekend, and the fat decreases when they stop drinking. In your case, it would be best to get specific input from your doctor as s/he can put this in the context of your total health picture. Take care. ...Read more
I had laparoscopic gallbladder removal 6 days ago, I'm worried about right side pain, can it be the liver? Back hurts too Blood test was ok yesterday
GB removal 6 d: Discuss with your Dr. Most likely usual course. ...Read more
I went to the ER and they say I may have a liver infection, I don't have jaundice though. I feel nausious, my right side hurts, and my back hurts?
High transaminases: Hi. They probably did a blood test and found hi liver enzymes (transaminases, ALT and AST). Elevations of ALT & AST are NOT specific for liver infection, however. They will test for hepatitis viruses, but for other non-infectious causes of hepatitis as well (such as fatty liver, iron overload, autoimmune liver disease, etc, etc). Follow up with your doctor to get to the bottom of this. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The more I'm on my feet my right side under my right rib on my back hurts. When I rest it's fine could it b my fatty liver from obesity?
I have suffered from massive headache starting upper neck throughout head behind eyes for 48 hrs now. Liver area is swollen lower and mid back hurts.
Female 42 yo Pain low right on abdomen for 1 wk. Today worse with sharp pains, then eased off but still hurts - side and now back.?
Non-specific: These symptoms are very non-specific. If they persist, you need to see a doctor who can examine you and run some tests. Best wishes ...Read more
Maybe, but...: Causes of recurrent abdominal discomfort as described may be identified by first addressing signs/symptoms so as to localize the organ involved: in women: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniation? Stressors? Other risks? ...Read more
I get random pain in middle and upper part of abdomen that sometimes radiates to my back. Sometimes it hurts so bad that I can't walk.?
See Doc timely. ..: You should go to see Doc timely to sort out if the pain is from stone passage or muscle pain or nerve pain or inflammatory pain. A detailed review of general and specific Hx + physicals exam + tests as needed can tell what it is. So, go to see Doc timely. Online inquiry will not suffice to address your concern adequately. Best wish. .. ...Read more
Pain in right abdomen and flank back. Hurts worse at night. Have had tons of tests/scans/images (in profile). What could it be?
You tweaked your back: . If all of your tests are normal. If there is nothing broke. If there is nothing abnormal in your laboratory. If all your lab and x-ray are normal I suggest you see either a chiropractor or a good doctor of osteopathic medicine. Sometime you can just get manipulated, straightened out, and everything goes away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer