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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Liver Tenderness

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Can IBS or ibd by any mechanism directly or indirectly cause liver point tenderness?

Can IBS or ibd by any mechanism directly or indirectly cause liver point tenderness?

Yes: Prfimary scleroising cholangitis (psc) is severe inflammation and scarring that develops in the bile ducts. About half of all psc patients have ibd. Psc occurs more frequently in people with ulcerative colitis than in those with crohn’s disease, affecting men more than women.Other complications include gall stones, pancreatitis, and fatty liver.Need to see doctor for evaluation and physical exam. ...Read more

Dr. Zahid Niazi
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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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Can a tender mass near the liver be caused by liver cancer or a small tumor?

Can a tender mass near the liver be caused by liver cancer or a small tumor?

Possibly: Most cancers do not cause pain. It really has to be pretty big to have symptoms. U have to see a physician to review history, symptoms, exam, x-rays, ct etc before the determination can be made. If u feel a mass, call ur doctor to be seen in person. ...Read more

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Opinion plz?18 years old, used to drink a fair bit, i get mild tenderness around the liver and my skin itches, i feel tired sometimes. ultrasound, liver tests were fine

Opinion plz?18 years old, used to drink a fair bit, i get mild tenderness around the liver and my skin itches, i feel tired sometimes. ultrasound, liver tests were fine<how accurate?, possible cause?

May be other cause: There are many potential causes of your vague symptoms. If evaluation so far is negative then it is not likely related to your liver is the problem. Discuss the individual symptoms with your doctor. There are other possible causes ...Read more

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Could a fatty liver from being obese that is borderline enlarged cause muscles and ribs to be sore in the kidney area I have lost 52 lbs?

Could a fatty liver from being obese that is borderline enlarged cause muscles and ribs to be sore in the kidney area I have lost 52 lbs?

Doubt, but others...: Causes include musculoskeletal pain and kidney pain. Musculoskeletal is by far the most common. If not better with ibuprofen, may need an ultrasound. Remember no Ibuprofen on empty stomach, after meals only. ...Read more

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What causes colon to move up to liver? Seen during appendectomy where 3 laparoscopic incisions were made. Very sore, took no pain meds after!

What causes colon to move up to liver? Seen during appendectomy where 3 laparoscopic  incisions  were made. Very sore, took no pain meds after!

Normal Variation: Some people have colons that are not at closely attached to the walls of the abdomen and back. In this case the right colon has less connections, and easily moves up toward the liver. ...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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I have this weird pain in my right flank under my right rib in the back. If I rest it is better . Could this b my fatty liver it is tender w/touch .?

I have this weird pain in my right flank under my right rib in the back. If I rest it is better . Could this b my fatty liver it is tender w/touch .?

Kidney infection: Your fatty liver my not be the cause, you may have kidney infection or stone, some times gall stone will give similar pain. You need to see your doctor for sonogram , blood and urine tests for diagnosis and treatments ( additional tests later ). ...Read more

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