Doctor insights on: Liver pain under right rib cage
Off & on Mild pain under liver area under right rib cage for months. Liver n gall blader fine in ultrasound. What could it be?
Need more info: Is it random or is there something you do that faithfully will trigger it. Can you put your finger right on the spot and cause increased pain? Or is it an internal pain that is difficult to localize. Does it feel like a muscle ache? And electric shock? A burning? Is there a lump in the area? Any other symptoms? Nausea? Gi cramps? Any recent trauma. Additional gallbladder study may help or scope ...Read more
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
Off & on Mild pain under liver area under right rib cage for months. Liver n gall blader fine in ultrasound. Could it be due to gastritis?
Yes, because: Liver is located largely above the costal (lower rib cage) margin. ...Read more
I have cirrhosis and experience pain under right rib cage. My GI said liver was inflamed and prescribed tramidol. How serious is this condition?
I have diagnosed with stage 1 fatty enlarged liver 2 months ago. Now I have a dull back pain with a slight bump under right rib cage?
Doubt related, but: Distinguish fatty liver (steatosis) from fatty liver with abnormal liver tests (steatohepatitis). Best to start with a weight loss diet based on calorie and fat restriction, avoid alcohol, control diabetes & cholesterol (if present). Your doctor will likely want to monitor your labwork, image the liver, & rule out other diseases that can mimick the pattern of liver tests seen with fatty changes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I hav sharp pains under right rib cage liver frm 3 days, alt level 74 u/l frm last mon bld test, monocytes 14; all STD neg after 6 mon sex exposure.
Clinic visit needed: There are many causes of abdominal pain, some of which can be simply annoying, like constipation, others can be deadly. The best way to make sure it's nothing dangerous is to be examined by a health care provider. Most of the time the cause can be determined with a physical exam and a few simple tests. Less often, an imaging study or looking inside the gut with a scope (endoscopy) is needed. ...Read more
I have a pain in the centre of my body located below the rib cage, I thought it was the liver but the pain is central and not under the rib cage?
Epigastric pain: epigastric pain can be caused by many things. The most common are acid reflux or ulcers. Pain there also can be caused by the gallbladder, lungs, or rarely the heart. Depending on the quality of your pain, you might want to try antacids such as Tums (calcium carbonate) as a therapeutic trial. If that doesn't work, you should see your doctor for evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more
I'm swollen on my left side and yonder my rib cage. Could this be problems. With a liver. It aches and throbs a little?
For over a year now, I have experienced pain on my rib cage right side, bottom. I got blood work for liver and it is fine. I'm a graphic designer.
Call your doctor: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more
The number one: Possibility is gallbladder issues in that area. ...Read more
Pain in upper right side of rib cage for two weeks. Not constant & Worsens with certain movements. Could this be my liver or costochondritis?
Could be other thing: It could be a lot of things. It could be gas or indigestion. It could be that the nerves, bones, muscles are affected in that area. Could be liver too. It would be good if you could get an examination by a medical professional with hands on to help with differentiating what is going on. ...Read more
I have had this internal pain under my rib cage on the left and right upper side, it hurts when I breath n move certain ways on liver side not lungs?
Weird sagging sensation on the right side below the rib cage when laying flat on my back. Feels like an organ (liver, kidney) is resting against skin?
Yes: There are many potential causes, and I would encourage you to be seen; but you are right, the liver is in the right upper quadrant and can cause pain in the area, as can ulcer disease. Many other potential causes such as pleurisy, pneumonia, gall stones, costochondriitis, etc. An exam and appropriate studies can usually determine the cause. ...Read more