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Doctor insights on: Intermittent Liver Pain

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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

Liver Pain (Definition)

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