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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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Liver pain (Tip)

Tylenol (acetaminophen) is not a safe as many people think it is. Excess tylenol (acetaminophen) 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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Liver pain (Tip)

Lose all the weight you can! A protruding abdomen increases lordosis and facet arthritis pain. ...See more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use your pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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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 pain (Tip)

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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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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Consider seeing a physical therapist
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Why is it that I get liver pain every single time I run?

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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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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Liver pain (Tip)

Myth: pain killers are the cure for pain. ...See more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask an oncologist to refer you to a cancer pain specialist
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Ask a pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If you have pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If you have neuropathy, request a trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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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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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

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Liver pain (Tip)

Live with the pain instead of for the pain. ...See more

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Living with Ongoing Pain (Checklist)

Go to a physician who is trained to treat chronic pain
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Continue to look for more therapies that might be right for you
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Make sure to keep moving, as pain will only get worse
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Consider counseling for coping strategies
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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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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Lose weight
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Reduce stress by moving gracefully with tai chi, yoga, or dance
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Increase flexibility with gentle exercises and/or physical therapy
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Gradually increase muscle tone and strength to support your back
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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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Liver pain (Tip)

Living with back pain can be a pain in the back. ...See more

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Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain (Checklist)

See your doctor for an evaluation
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Have a pelvic exam
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Have an ultrasound
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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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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