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Fatty Liver: But have pain on left side of abdomen? I had an ultrasound and everything else was normal. It hurts after eating or empty stomach.

Fatty Liver: But have pain on left side of abdomen?   I had an ultrasound and everything else was normal. It hurts after eating or empty stomach.

Lots of reasons...: Have you undergone upper endoscopy to rule out gastric disease missed on x-ray or colonoscopy to assess the splenic flexure of the large bowel? Do you have underlying irritable bowel syndrome? Is your distress worsened or improved by meals, activity, deep breathing, palpation of ribs? Have you suffered any physical trauma recently to the area? What medications have been tried, & which have helped? ...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


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Occasional dull pain on right side of abdomen. More likely GERD or liver pain?

Occasional dull pain on right side of abdomen. More likely GERD or liver pain?

Nonspecific: Right sided abdominal pain is nonspecific. Certainly however, it is not related to GERD. The liver is in the right upper abdomen, under the rib cage, but it is impossible to know if this is the cause. Could be something as simple as gas or a muscle spasm/strain. If you're worried, see your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Pain under and over ribs right side radiates to back for 10mth. Past Hevy drinker. Quit drinkin. Ct us bloods all clear. Poss liver pain ?

Pain under and over ribs right side radiates to back for 10mth. Past Hevy drinker. Quit drinkin. Ct us bloods all clear. Poss liver pain ?

NAFL: my differential would include nonalcoholic fatty liver or cirrhosis. The pain would come from the capsule of the liver and it's classical presentation ...Read more

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I have enlarged liver & spleen , pain in my right side , could I have cancer. Diagonists w/enlarged spleen in liver & pain on right side under ribs hurts to touch, getiing a CT done tomorrow, it's been 23 hours please answer..

I have enlarged liver & spleen , pain in my right side , could I have cancer. Diagonists w/enlarged spleen in liver & pain on right side under ribs hurts to touch, getiing a CT done tomorrow, it's been 23 hours please answer..

The : The ct will be able to detect cancer if present. To answer your question, with any enlargement of organs there is a chance of cancer. However, there are also many other causes as well (fatty liver, liver cirrhosis, hepatitis, sickle cell disease etc.) hopefully your doctors will be able to figure out exactly the cause of your hepatosplenomegaly (enlarged liver and spleen) and come up with a treatment plan. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What causes random chest dull pain left side?

What causes random chest dull pain left side?

Many things : Many causes of chest pain. First of all, you need to talk with your doctor to make sure this is not related to your heart. If it is not, then intestinal and musculoskeletal and lung problems may all cause it. However, it is most important to check the heart first! ...Read more

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What to do if I have pain left side of chest!!!?

What to do if I have pain left side of chest!!!?

It depends...: There are many potential causes of chest pain, from musculoskeletal to respiratory to cardiac/heart, among others. Without a complete history & exam, it's impossible to determine the cause of your chest pain. You should make an appointment w/ your primary physician to determine what testing or treatment is needed. IF IT'S NEW CHEST PAIN WITH EXERTION, YOU SHOULD GO TO THE CLOSEST ER IMMEDIATELY ...Read more

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What could cause pain left side of chest and back?

What could cause pain left side of chest and back?

Many, many things: That being said, ruling out cardiac is the most important thing to do. After that, it could be any number of internal issues, intercostal muscle spasms, reflux, pancreatitis, ulcers, lung issues. If its going all the way through from front to back, this is one of those areas you should have checked out just to be safe rather than assuming its a musculoskeletal issue. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pain left side of chest and back?

What to do if I have pain left side of chest and back?

May be rib issues: including muscle spasms causing them to tighten from trauma or postural issues, specific muscle spasms. However, you should be examined to rule out spleen, stomach and even cardiac concerns. I do not see male/female on your question above, but remember women can have completely different signs of cardiac issues as men and this should always be ruled out first. ...Read more

Liver Pain (Definition)

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