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What Is Liver Pain
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Took methotrexate orally on friday for sle. A few hours later, i felt what i think was liver pain. I've had liver disease before, will i be ok?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ranges: This pain can range from sharp to dull, almost always in the right upper quadrant of your abdomen or in the right upper quadrant of your back. This pain sometimes can radiate other places such as mid abdomen or right shoulder. There may also be bloating, ascites which can cause pressure through out the abdomen. Pain may be colicky if it is related to gallbladder issues. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Right sided abd pain: Liver pain and right lower chest pain will feel similar. Your doc will need to investigate your symptoms using your history, exam, laboratory testing, and imaging. There are several possibilities on your diagnostic list, cholecystitis, fatty liver, pleurisy, pneumonia, acute cardiac syndrome, pericarditis, and more..... ...Read more
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
Complex issue: There are a variety if liver diseases that could benefit from a variety if dietary adjustments. None will cure liver disease however. For the pain, it may or may not be coming from your liver. If you do have liver disease, avoid acetaminophen for pain, even at the recommended doses. Ask you doctor about whether or not a referral to a dietician is appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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