Top 20 Doctor insights on: Intermittent liver pain

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Is intermittent liver pain "normal"? like could it mean a simple condition such as fatty liver? (I'm going to Dr but need some peace of mind)

Is intermittent liver pain "normal"? like could it mean a simple condition such as fatty liver? (I'm going to Dr but need some peace of mind)

Pain may be "normal": The liver has no nerves inside; they are all on the outside (capsule). Pain felt in the area of the liver (usually upper right side of abdomen) could be also caused by gall bladder, colon, rib, lung, or other internal organ. Gas in the colon or a stone in the gall bladder could cause you pain. Test results may help. ...Read more

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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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Why would I have liver pain?

Why would I have liver pain?

You tell us: A swollen sick liver can go into to failure and die. Drinking like an alcoholic, like you report in your history, very easily could be causing cirrhosis, liver pain, and illness. If you drink this much and also use or have other medications or infections hard on the liver, you are hastening the damage to your liver. It us time fir a frank discussion with your physician. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have liver pain?

Could it be something bad if I have liver pain?

Maybe: Pain in right upper quadrant of abd (liver area) may be from the liver, gallbladder, colon, kidney, less likely from the stomach or duodenum.
If from liver can be due to stretch of capsule from blood flow (runner's stitch), or fat, clot, tumor, infection (viral hep-lots of types, parasites, bacterial infection), toxic hepatitis from drugs, autoimmune inflammation, etc. See ur doc. ...Read more

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What can I do if my friend has been getting liver pain but she still drinks anyway, what can happen?

If her pain is: Truly liver in origin, that can mean big trouble. The liver is acutely inflamed. If she continues drinking, she can go into liver failure, for which there is little effective treatment. ...Read more

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Why am I having liver pain whenever I breathe?

Why am I having liver pain whenever I breathe?

See a doctor: Is not normal to feel this way. You need to see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about liver pain after drinking?

Should I be concerned about liver pain after drinking?

Yes, because: It could be alcoholic hepatitis. Other causes such as gastritis can cause similar symptoms. Depending on amount of alcohol, your doctor would probably want to get blood tests for liver functions, so you should go and see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why is it that I get liver pain every single time I run?

Doubt it is liver: I'm not sure what you mean by liver pain, but if you are referring to pain under the right rib cage, this is most likely due to muscle cramps, frequently referred to as a "side ache". It is common, and will pass with time and training if that's the case. ...Read more

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I feel pain around my right chest; would that be liver pain?

I feel pain around my right chest; would that be liver pain?

Unlikely: The liver is an abdominal organ that feels pain when its capsule, or fibrous coat, is stretched or torn. Swelling, such as one might expect from an acute condition like new onset hepatitis can cause such pain, but that is usually felt just below the ribs. Liver tumors (even benign ones) could cause pain also. A quick trip to an urgent care for a physical exam will help. ...Read more

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Any explanation for why I get liver pain every single time I run?

Probably not liver: The liver is an organ in the upper right abdomen. The cause of true liver pain is expansion of the liver capsule such as when a liver tumor expands rapidly. The other causes of pain in the region of the liver are hepatic flexure syndrome where gas accumulates there and produces gas pain possibly from running or gall bladder pain. The gall bladder may have small stones which pass to cause pain. ...Read more

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What to do if I feel pain around my right chest. Would that be liver pain?

Many possibilities: Right sided discomforts could be liver inflammation, right lung problem, rib injury, gastritis, gallbladder, right kidney, etc. Need a complete medical history & physical exam. ...Read more

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What causes liver pain?

Swelling: The most common cause of a painful liver is swelling causing stretching of the capsule, or outer portion of the liver. Many times "liver pain" is really pain in the belly from another cause. You should talk to your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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What can cause liver pain?

What can cause liver pain?

Capsule expansion: Very few lesions or liver disorders cause liver pain. The most commo in previous yrs was an expansile lesion stretching the liver capsule. The treatment at that time was to tie off the common hepatic artery which would reduce the amount of blood flowing to the tumor. A malignant lesion is fed primarily thru hepatic artery where liver parenchyma is fed by the portal system. ...Read more

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What does liver pain feel like?

What does liver pain feel like?

Not sure what u mean: Liver pain? Don't know what that means. If it is inflammatory, nsaids would work well. This needs to be assessed by a physician (pcp/gi) and they can help u further. ...Read more

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What is good for possible liver pain?

An evaluation: There are a number of potential causes to pain in the right upper portion of the abdomen that could have nothing to do with the liver. With the information you're giving, you could have an ulcer, gallstones, a bowel obstruction, kidney stones, crohn's disease, or something more serious like heart failure, pneumonia. In this case there really is no substitute for direct physical contact. ...Read more

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What are common causes of liver pain?

Liver pain: The liver is not usually painful, but enlarged liver or gallbladder issues can cause discomfort. The pressure of enlarged organs can cause pain. If you can give us some more of your symptoms we can further explore. ...Read more

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Can you please define liver pain a sign of?

See below: Most common causes of right upper quadrant abdominal pain is biliary disease or liver disease. The differential of liver disease is broad ranging from infectious to neoplastic process. Evaluation would include more thorough history, physical, labwork and some imaging before a diagnosis is determined. ...Read more

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Hi what medicine is good for the liver pain?

Hi what medicine is good for the liver pain?

Complex issue: There unfortunately is no simple answer here. Best to check with your doctor. You may need a consultation with a liver specialist, usually in the field of gastroenterology. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What do you suggest to relieve my liver pain?

Not sure what u mean: Liver pain? Don't know what that means. If it is inflammatory, nsaids would work well. This needs to be assessed by a physician (pcp/gi) and they can help u further. ...Read more

Liver Pain (Definition)

Nonspecific. Typically right upper quadrant. Suggest you see ...Read more