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Gallbladder Or Liver Pain
Tough to tell some: Time. Gallstone pain is typically right upper quadrant and epigastric, following large or fatty meal, lasting 4-6 hours, with radiation to tip of right scapula. Liver pain is typically constant and located in right upper abdomen and lower chest. But usually patients don't have typical symptoms, and these are textbook symptoms. Consult your doctor, because it is difficult to tell the difference. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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
Gallbladder pain: is USUALLY epigastric and right upper quadrant, after fatty meals, and last 6-8 hours. Liver pain is USUALLY more diffuse in right upper quadrant and lower chest, constant, and not related to meals. But frequently it is impossible to tell the difference. See your doctor for specific advice in your case. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
How can you determine the difference between muscle or cartilidge pain vs liver or gallbladder pain? Have heard can feel liver pain under ribs ?
Lots: May just be gas, but...Can be due inflammation of stomach, duodenum, ulcers of either, tumors, pancreas issues, colon problems, esophagus issues, spleen, blood vessel (aorta), even cardiac or gyn related depends on location, type of pain, duration, other symptoms, individual's age, sex, meds, etc. See your doc. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Not sure if related but had gallbladder out 2 years ago and getting pain in liver area. Feeling of fullness near liver.Hurts when bend to the side ?
Good thought: It could be related but usually complications are pretty soon after surgery, not years. It could be a hernia from one of the incisions as well. Having someone look at it and possibly an ultrasound of the liver area might be a good start. This far out, however, it is more likely to be unrelated. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
If I have pain in my right side but sometimes to the lower left, is it possible the left pain is a stone in my liver not gallbladder?
Referred pain: Right-shoulder pain due to the liver has been described as: achy, constant, changes with breathing, sharp. In one study, patients that underwent liver biopsy had more pain referred to the r-shoulder than localized right upper abdominal quadrant pain. They concluded that r-shoulder pain is likely to be a viscerosomatic referred pain, rather than a reflection of complication such as bleeding. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Why do I get pain where my gallbladder was when I'm constipated? Is that normal or is it my liver?
Post-cholecystectomy: Post-cholecystectomy is a recurrence of the pains that caused your gall bladder surgery in the first place. It is not uncommon. You are fortunate that it only occurs when you are constipated, because constipation is easily alleviated. First, check your thyroid--a common cause of constipation. Increase your dietary fiber (Konsyl), water, and magnesium intake. Prunes may also help. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Is it normal to have pain in the liver area within the first few days after having your gallbladder removed laparoscopically?
Sometimes: Usually after a lap chole, there is discomfort in the RUQ and mainly the Right shoulder. This is a result of the air in your abdomen. The pain should get better relatively quickly. If you have any nausea or vomiting, or yellow/orange color to your urine, you should see your surgeon. You may also want to try Ibuprofen which sometimes helps with the discomfort. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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