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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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 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.

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 don’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 don’t have an illness and who don’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

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Could fatty liver from being obese cause side and back to cramp and hurt?

Could fatty liver from being obese cause side and back to cramp and hurt?

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

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I have a side pain under my right rib on back. When I push with my fingers into the area it is very painful. Could this be my fatty liver getting worse?

I have a side pain under my right rib on back. When I push with my fingers into the area it is very painful. Could this be my fatty liver getting worse?

Muscular pain: Could be muscular pain. Doubt that back pain is from fatty liver. I hope you're on a strict diet to fix the fatty liver - no sugar, minimal carbs, etc?! go to a4m.Com and use directory function to find a local functional medicine doctor to help guide you with appropriate dietary changes to correct the fatty liver. If not may end up with liver failure and transplant down the road. Get going! ...Read more

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My gallbladder is normal w no stones, I have fatty liver, and sharp pains under ribs rights side, causes?

Depends: Depends on what causes your discomfort: foods, activities, movement, etc.? Could see a gastroenterologist for endoscopy evaluation of gastritis. Could consider hida scan evaluation to see if you have gallbladder dysfunction (biliary dyskinesia). ...Read more

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Pain in right side of stomach, weight loss and fatty liver, anything to worry about?

Pain in right side of stomach, weight loss and fatty liver, anything to worry about?

Pain: Yes there are things to worry about.
If you have not seen your doctor about this please do so.
If you have seen your doctor and are still concerned please get a referral to a Gastroenterologist.
Do not delay! ...Read more

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Why does my right side ache under rib cage? I feel it when I lay down at night. Could it be my fatty liver?

Why does my right side ache under rib cage? I feel it when I lay down at night. Could it be my fatty liver?

I doubt it!: Senstions in the abdomen are rarely due to these reasons. There are very little sesory nerve fibers in the abdomen but for irritation to the peritonum and distention, r side of the colon is more distensible than the l. ...Read more

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What could your right side be sore from. If I rest it it feels better. If I push on it with my fingers its super sore. I do have fatty liver from wt?

What could your right side be sore from. If I rest it it feels better. If I push on it with my fingers its super sore. I do have fatty liver from wt?

Sore on right: Need to have you tell us a lot more information- describe what area you are talking about and more about the pain etc.
With more information we will be better able to help you. ...Read more

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Does fatty liver cause left side back pain?

Does fatty liver cause left side back pain?

No: Liver is on right side so if it caused back pain it would be on the right side. I would have this checked out if it still bothers you. ...Read more

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Does fatty liver disease cause pain on right side under ribs?

Does fatty liver disease cause pain on right side under ribs?

No: But a bad gall bladder can cause that type of pain. You should get this evaluated. ...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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26 years old male. Pain in the right side of abdomem and lower back and shoulder. Been diagnosed with Fatty liver 2, triglycirides. Overweight. Help

26 years old male. Pain in the right side of abdomem and lower back and shoulder. Been diagnosed with Fatty liver 2, triglycirides. Overweight. Help

Further workup: I would recommend further work up through a gastroenterologist if not done already. Fatty liver is common but typically does not cause pain. Other stomach or bowel diseases or conditions need to be ruled out and requires further tests such as endoscopy or CT scan. Gallbladder issues come to mind first. Good luck ...Read more

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Have fatty liver disease. And have pain in my upper right side. I'm tired all the time and my hands are itchy. I'm not eating much. What do I do?

Have fatty liver disease. And have pain in my upper right side. I'm tired all the time and my hands are itchy. I'm not eating much. What do I do?

See your physician: "fatty liver disease" is usually benign but can be associated with other conditions that can place patients at risk for long term liver disease, some of which can be clinically silent. Your physician can evaluate your symptoms within the context of specific laboratory values and your physical examination to help determine your risk profile and determine the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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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.?

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 more

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Had my gallbladder out in January and aslo told I have a fatty liver, I have a burning stabbing pain in my right side went to er today they did blood?

Had my gallbladder out in January and aslo told I have a fatty liver, I have a burning stabbing pain in my right side went to er today they did blood?

Follow up: Make sure you follow up with your primary care doctor so they can go over the blood tests and impressions of the ER doctor. Its too much for a short answer forum. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Fatty liver since 1999. Recent upper right side abdomen mild pain discomfort off on shifting position. US abdomen Feb 16. Advice, drugs, tests?

Fatty liver since 1999. Recent upper right side abdomen mild pain discomfort off on shifting position. US abdomen Feb 16. Advice, drugs, tests?

Reverse risk factors: Fatty liver is incredibly common, predominantly due to: high alcohol intake, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity. The more of these risks you have, the greater the chance of fatty liver. Addressing these risks is an important step to correcting fatty liver. Distinguish hepatosteatosis (fatty liver) from steatohepatitis (fatty liver with abnormal liver tests that risks cirrhosis & liver cancer). ...Read more

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38 f obese (but losing weight) have fatty liver. My right side under my arm around back be cramping. Could this be from the fatty liver?

38 f obese (but losing weight) have fatty liver. My right side under my arm around back be cramping. Could this be from the fatty liver?

Probably not: Fatty liver from obesity is a common condition. Most people don't experience any symptoms from it. Stretching of the liver could give some discomfort in the upper right side of the abdomen, but again, most people with fatty liver don't feel their liver and if they do, cramping wouldn't be a typical description of the discomfort. Sounds like it's worth having your primary care provider take a look. ...Read more

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What would cause veins to show on stomach and sides? 2 years ago I was told I had mild fatty liver could it have turned to cirrhosis causing veins?

What would cause veins to show on stomach and sides? 2 years ago I was told I had mild fatty liver could it have turned to cirrhosis causing veins?

Need to be checked: Veins on the skin of the abdomen are worrisome and need to be checked by your Doctor as soon as possible. They could be related to your liver issue and the cause needs to be investigated now. ...Read more

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I've had a slight dull ache on and off for several months near my rib cage on the right side - I've had blood work that shows normal levels and an ultra sound that indicated a slight fatty liver - I have no pain or feel ill at all - what could it be?

HIDA SCAN: Certainly, the most common cause of RUQ discomfort is gallbladder disease, but it's not the only cause. This could be musculoskeletal, hepatic, even atypical cardiac discomfort. A further work up could include hida scan of the gallbladder with cck injection, to check the function of that organ. If this is just a nuisance you might not need to do anything. Ask your doctor, and good luck. ...Read more

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I had dull pain on my right back side. I have history of fatty liver. Is it possible that it is getting worse?

Other etiologies: Fatty liver disease usually does not cause abd pain. I would be more concerned that something else is going on. There is a broad differential including both GI and non-gi causes of this pain. One needs to consider pancrea-biliary, luminal (phenobarbital) and renal sources for the pain. You should see your doctor for further testing. ...Read more

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Advocare 24 Day challenge and a fatty liver? I've lost 19 lbs in 6 weeks. Too much? I'm having pain in my side and its progressively got worse.

Advocare 24 Day challenge and a fatty liver? I've lost 19 lbs in 6 weeks. Too much? I'm having pain in my side and its progressively got worse.

Could be Gallbladder: Gallbladder disease is common in people who lose a lot of weight. See your local doctor about getting that worked up. Operation is frequently helpful. ...Read more

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What could cause flat, blue veins on left side of chest? They don't stick out and I have to look hard to notice it. Stools are normal and fatty liver

What could cause flat, blue veins on left side of chest? They don't stick out and I have to look hard to notice it. Stools are normal and fatty liver

Normal finding: I am amazed about how often patients ask me about the veins on their chest or breasts. Occasionally they are spider veins but mostly they are blue veins. These are almost always normal findings and normal variations of chest veins. They tend to be more pronounced in fair skinned people and they may be related to hereditary factors or levels of hydration. No treatment is necessary. ...Read more

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Have Epstein-Barr. Pain on right side; swelling; elevated AST/ALT. No drinking/drugs/Hep/fatty liver risks. U/S normal. Share possible causes?

Have Epstein-Barr. Pain on right side; swelling; elevated AST/ALT. No drinking/drugs/Hep/fatty liver risks. U/S normal. Share possible causes?

Liver Inflammation: With Epstein-Barr virus can come inflammation of your liver. It will usually resolve as you recover from the virus. However, it will be important for your doctor to follow you to be sure it resolves. If it does not, you will need to be worked up for other possible causes. ...Read more

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Fatty Liver: But have pain on left side of abdomen? I had an ultrasound and everything else was normal. It hurts after eating or empty stomach.

Fatty Liver: But have pain on left side of abdomen? I had an ultrasound and everything else was normal. It hurts after eating or empty stomach.

Lots of reasons...: Have you undergone upper endoscopy to rule out gastric disease missed on x-ray or colonoscopy to assess the splenic flexure of the large bowel? Do you have underlying irritable bowel syndrome? Is your distress worsened or improved by meals, activity, deep breathing, palpation of ribs? Have you suffered any physical trauma recently to the area? What medications have been tried, & which have helped? ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Prednisone (Definition)

Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more


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Fatty Liver (Definition)

A condition where fat makes up more than 5% to 10% of the weight of your liver/ In some cases, this disease can ...Read more