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Intermittent Liver Pain
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
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
I take on lot of alcohol and seem to have intermittent dull pain of liver. L am horrible but need some help?
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Pain: Nonspecific. Typically right upper quadrant. Suggest you see your internist to start. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Can drinking around 15 standard drinks 1-2 times a week for 6 months cause noticeable liver damage? Is a lft necessary if I'm having 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
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
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
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
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
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?
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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.
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
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
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
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