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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

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What is the definition or description of: liver pain?

Pain: Nonspecific. Typically right upper quadrant. Suggest you see your internist to start. ...Read more

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Is there a way to ease or stop liver pain without medication?

Is there a way to ease or stop liver pain without medication?

What's causing pain?: The liver itself has no pain fibers, as true with brain--either can be sliced with a surgical tool and no pain. The capsule or linings of each organ has pain fibers. Unlikely to have 'liver pain' unless something is irritating the lining. So, find out what's causing the pain, and how to stop it will become clear. Try the following: stop-if ingesting-alcohol, coffee, hot/spicy foods, Aspirin drugs. ...Read more

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Where is the liver located? What are the symptoms of liver problems and where is liver pain felt?

Where is the liver located? What are the symptoms of liver problems and where is liver pain felt?

Right upper abdomen: The liver is up under the bottom of the rib cage, and if there is pain from the liver, which can occur with swelling, it would be in this location. Liver disease is an entire specialty within gastroenterology. The gallbladder more commonly causes pain, and is attached to the liver. If you're worried something may be wrong, see your primary care for a proper evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between liver pain and right chest pain?

I want to know what is the difference between liver pain and right chest pain?

Right sided abd pain: Liver pain and right lower chest pain will feel similar. Your doc will need to investigate your symptoms using your history, exam, laboratory testing, and imaging. There are several possibilities on your diagnostic list, cholecystitis, fatty liver, pleurisy, pneumonia, acute cardiac syndrome, pericarditis, and more..... ...Read more

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Liver pain or gullbader pain when I eat or drink fluids what should I do or what can I do from 1 to 10 the pain is about 8? What should I do?

No Motrin 4 GI pain: Pain upper right abdomen with meals can also be (mainly) stomach ulcer or gastritis and can be aggravated by ibuprophen-motrin. Until diagnostic proven to be not from the stomach, then motrn can be used. Any pain from upper abdomen with meals, rule out stomach origin first as it is much more frequent than liver-gallstone problems and wrong med (motrin) can aggravate stomach ulcer and can even kill. ...Read more

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Can coffee give liver pain?

Shouldn't. . .: Coffee shouldn't affect your liver (unless you're mixing it w/irish whiskey or some other alcohol). If you're mixing a lot of cream into your coffee, the fat in the cream may be aggravating your gallbladder. Best way to figure out what's causing "liver pain" is to stop the coffee for a while & see how you feel. Then start it again & see if it comes back. Perhaps you have gastritis? Go see your doc. ...Read more

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Will back problems cause liver pain?

Unlikely. Maybe meds: Back pain from work is unlikely to cause liver pain. If you are taking medications for pain they could have an impact on liver pain or gall bladder. Any medication that causes hepatic impairment. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What does kidney or liver pain feel like?

What does kidney or liver pain feel like?

Visceral pain: Everyone experiences pain, differently. Traditionally, visceral pain is of a different nature. It would be more severe than the “pain” you feel when your bladder is so full and you are unable to avoid. The closest description would be the pain of a kidney stone being passed. The nature is traditionally described as “colicky” and/or crampy in nature…. ...Read more

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How tp differentiate between gallbladder and liver pain?

See an MD: Labs, imaging, a good history and physical will help your md differentiate between a hepatic (liver) cause for your symptoms and a biliary (gallbladder) cause for your symptoms. The treatments are obviously different. ...Read more

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How to differentiate between gallbladder and liver pain?

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 more

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How can you differentiate between gallbladder and 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 more

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How is referred liver pain different from regular pain? What are the characteristics of referred liver pain in comparison to regular aches?

Referred pain differ: Referred pain is pain that arises in structures with a simar proximal embryo logic origins & innervation that may be located at some distance from each other in the adult body and therefore misleading as to the cause of the pain. Liver disease should cause pain in the right upper abdomen but liver pain may be referred to the upper mid or lower right abdomen, right shoulder/arm or a headache. ...Read more

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What causes liver pain after overeating?

What causes liver pain after overeating?

Sure it's the liver?: Pain in the liver area after eating could actually be from the gallbladder. Stones in the gallbladder can cause pain after eating, usually about two hours later, and particularly after a more fatty meals. You may need some blood testing and an abdominal ultrasound to assess this. ...Read more

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I think I have liver pain as it's under my ribs it's quite dull but comes and goes and does spread around to my lower back what should I do?

I think I have liver pain as it's under my ribs it's quite dull but comes and goes and does spread around to my lower back what should I do?

Talk with parents...: No one can deduce what you may suffered from with your symptoms alone. To figure what is going on is not that hard by following instructions in https://ebettercare. Com/feel-become-sick/. Thereby you gain right insight on how to work well with doctor so to reach right diagnosis for right care. At best, one may guess you have some irritation to local nerve-ending by chemical or physical factors. ...Read more

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How long will liver pain stay n disappear totally? I was diagnosed about 13 months ago of fatty liver n since den I keep feeling right chest pain.

How long will liver pain stay n disappear totally? I was diagnosed about 13 months ago of fatty liver n since den I keep feeling right chest pain.

Sure its liver pain?: Chest pain is nothing to ignore! The potential origin of your symptoms includes: heart, lungs, mediastinum, esophagus, musculoskeletal, pericardium (sac around the heart), pleuritis, bronchiitis, or referred pain from a remote site. Your doctor will be concerned about accompanying fever, blood with coughing, vomiting, shortness or breath, difficulty reclining, tenderness. Get checked now please ...Read more

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Since april I've been having off and on what I think to be liver pain it's really scaring me I had my gal bladder removed 3 years ago I am overweight?

Since april I've been having off and on what I think to be liver pain it's really scaring me I had my gal bladder removed 3 years ago I am overweight?

Not to worry: There are many reasons to have pain in that area. U need to call ur medical doc and be examined. U will need labs and tests. It would b difficult to say what's going on without all of that information. ...Read more

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How do liver pain and right chest pain differ?

How do liver pain and right chest pain differ?

Maybe not: The liver is under the lower right portion of your rib cage, so you may feel pain from your liver in the right lower chest. One cause would be hepatitis or even gallbladder pain. See you doctor to find out more. ...Read more

Liver Pain (Definition)

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