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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

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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 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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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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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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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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What could cause liver pain, nausea, loss of appetite, vomiting, and green stool?

Hepatitis: Assuming you know it is liver pain - then you have hepatitis. If it is only right upper quadrant pain then the number of causes expands to gastroenteritis, gallbladder disease, inflammatory bowel disorders, and a whole host of other less common entities. ...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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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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What does liver disease pain feel like?

What does liver disease pain feel like?

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

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I want to know what is the difference between liver pain and right chest pain?

I want to know what is the difference between liver pain and right chest pain?

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

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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 can you take for liver pain and abdominal pain? What foods are good for liver disease?

What can you take for liver pain and abdominal pain? What foods are good for liver disease?

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

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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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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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Liver Pain (Definition)

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