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Liver Pain (Overview)

Nonspecific. Typically right upper quadrant. Suggest you see your internist to start.


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Can the removal of a choledochal cyst cause liver pain when exercising? Eg: cycling.

Can the removal of a choledochal cyst cause liver pain when exercising? Eg: cycling.

Likely incisional: The liver and the biliary tree is generally insensate-- you can't distinguish pain here. The more likely source of your pain is the healing incision. ...Read more

Liver Pain (Overview)

Nonspecific. Typically right upper quadrant. Suggest you see your internist to start.


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Ruq pain and dr susp autoimmune hep. Liver bx triggered exact pain but much worse. Does this mean orig pain from liver? Bx was norm. Still same pain

Ruq pain and dr susp autoimmune hep. Liver bx triggered exact pain but much worse.  Does this mean orig pain from liver? Bx was norm. Still same pain

Not necessarily: The cause of RUQ pain can be numerous, gallstones, peptic ulcer disease, liver problems including masses, colitis, pancreas and esophageal disorders may also present. Autoimmune hepatitis does not usually cause liver pain, the pain from a biopsy is due to irritation of the surface of the liver and musculoskeletal pain from the needle. Need more testing, including liver function tests and imaging. ...Read more

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Living with Ongoing Pain (Tip)

Living with Ongoing Pain

Tylenol is not a safe as many people think it is. Excess tylenol can damage your liver. ...See more

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What is good for possible liver pain?

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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My daughter is 12 and she doubled over with liver pain and couldn't get up or breath, the liver pain attacks come at random times. She looks terrible.?

See doc soon: Acute abdominal pain has many causes and even though you suspect the liver, there are other possible causes. Some of them are serious and need to be checked for immediately. Sometimes pain in the abdomen can be 'transmitted' from the lungs/chest, so a thorough evaluation is suggested. ...Read more

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Living with Ongoing Pain (Tip)

Living with Ongoing Pain

There is a specialty for pain management. ...See more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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How can you get rid of liver spots?

Benign: "liver spot" is the antiquated name for solar lentigo, which develop with age and exposure to ultraviolet light. Despite being a benign condition, some patients consider them unsightly and have them removed with liquid nitrogen cryotherapy or lasers that target melanin. The name "liver spot" developed because the blemishes were once thought to indicate underlying liver disease. ...Read more

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My chronic hep b contracted at birth is under control with drugs and ultrasound. I sometimes get sharp liver pain, should I worry? Or, get biopsy?

My chronic hep b contracted at birth is under control with drugs and ultrasound. I sometimes get sharp liver pain, should I worry? Or, get biopsy?

See hepatologist: Patients that acquire hepatitis b at birth often become chronic carriers. Effective treatment with antiviral therapy can effective suppress viral replication and further liver damage. However patients should still be evaluated with periodic ultrasounds since they are still at risk for liver cancer. See your hepatologist - if uncertain, more definitive imaging, e.g. Ct or MRI scan, may be needed. ...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