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Doctor insights on: Liver Pain After Eating

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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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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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 are common causes of liver pain?

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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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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Would type 2 diabetes cause liver pain?

Would type 2 diabetes cause liver pain?

Probably not: Fatty liver associated with diabetes and that can theoretically stretch the capsule of the liver but I would look for other reasons. Gallbladder? ...Read more

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Sever liver pain vomiting for two weeks?

Sever liver pain vomiting for two weeks?

Liver: Not enough info but I'd suggest you go right away to the ER of a good hospital near you. ...Read more

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What can cause liver pain after overeating fatty meal?

What can cause liver pain after overeating fatty meal?

Get Check-Up: Abdominal pain after a fatty meal can be a sign of problems with the gall bladder. It would be wise for you to get this checked out. ...Read more

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Does the liver ache? What is the liver pain like? Is nafld or NASH painful?

Does the liver ache? What is the liver pain like? Is nafld or NASH painful?

Liver ache: Usually liver does not ache. Nash is a pathologic diagnosis and many people have a fatty liver from being over weight etc. But it is not a problem that causes physical stmptoms. ...Read more

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Can you explain the meaning of feeling liver pain for a non alcoholic person, who has fatty liver (bilirubin total = 2mg/dl)?

Can you explain the meaning of feeling liver pain for a non alcoholic person, who has fatty liver (bilirubin total = 2mg/dl)?

Complete: Medical evaluation is indicated, full medical history, hepatitis testing, ultrasound liver & gallbladder, may possibly need liver biopsy. Don't drink alcohol, be careful with minimal use of tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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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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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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What causes liver pain?

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?

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

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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

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What symtom is Liver pain, dark green poo mean?

Liver pain: LIver pain occurs in right upper quadrant (RUQ) - an area just below the right rib cage. So fat your stool is not watery, bloody, and very foul smelling you should be ok. ...Read more

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What can cause liver pain following overeating?

What can cause liver pain following overeating?

Gall bladder?: Could b cholecystitis--common for this to. Cause pain after a big (particularly fatty) meal. ...Read more

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Some liver pain and fever, no other symptoms. What could it be?

Some liver pain and fever, no other symptoms. What could it be?

Get seen now!: Abdominal pain w/fever is always concerning. Even though the area is where your liver is, the pain can be due to other organs of the abdomen. Please get checked right away. If pain's mild, fever is <99.9, consider a Healthtap PRIME Urgent care consult, to help determine whether you need to be seen right away or if it is possible to wait a bit. Otherwise, go to ER, Urgent Care, or call your doc. ...Read more

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What's the difference iin type between liver pain and right chest pain?

What's the difference iin type between liver pain and right chest pain?

Chest pain: Right sided chest pain can be due to liver causes, but only in rare cases of liver abscess, hematomas, injuries. Other causes for right side chest pain may be pneumonia, costochondritis, gall bladder disease, shingles etc. ...Read more

Dr. Harinder Gill
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Stomach Pain After Meal (Definition)

Stomach pain after a meal, also known as a postprandial pain, refers to pain in the mid abdomen after eating. It can have many causes, related to the stomach, esophagus, gallbladder, pancreas, and intestines, among other organs. If it persists, ...Read more


Liver Pain (Definition)

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