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What Makes Your Liver Hurt
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
Maybe gallstones?: Stones in the gallbladder (gb) can project pain to the back --they migrate into the neck of the gb (& block exit of bile) or into the common bile duct. Symptomless gallstones may be diagnosed by chance by imaging or during investigation for some other condition. Only 10% become symptomatic within 5 years of detection.Ultrasound, CT scan, MRCP find stones & CCK-HIDA scan can suggest dysfunction. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Maybe: Elevated liver function tests with swelling of the liver often is associated with liver tenderness when palpation is performed just beneath the rib cage. Back pain just beneath the right shoulder blade is commonly present with gallstone attacks, and this is often associated with elevated lft's. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Can taking meds i'm taking like oxycontin percocet make my stomach hurt daily ? Or could it be effecting my liver i've been on pain killers 2 yrs now
The opioids: Are used primarily for the management of severe acute pain, pain associated with trauma or surgery, and pain associated with cancer. Because of the addictive and tolerance potential of the opioids, they are not used for chronic nonmalignant pain. In some patients, the use of an opioid drug alone may cause intolerable side effects or provide inadequate pain relief. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
What's causing pain?: The liver itself has no pain fibers, as true with brain--either can be sliced with a surgical tool and no pain. The capsule or linings of each organ has pain fibers. Unlikely to have 'liver pain' unless something is irritating the lining. So, find out what's causing the pain, and how to stop it will become clear. Try the following: stop-if ingesting-alcohol, coffee, hot/spicy foods, Aspirin drugs. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
It depends: It depends on the type of donation. Left lobe donation (to a child) is an easier operation with a shorter recovery. Right lobe donation (to an adult) is much more complicated and is associated with pain, possible death, bile duct complications in up to 30%, and can take 3-6 months to recover from. You would need to discuss this with the surgeon. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Ran into cornor of table & it hit me on right side near liver, could I have damaged liver? Hurts really badly.
Possibly: The liver sits in the right upper quadrant, and so it is possible that am injury to that area can damage the liver. With all that being said, it would be highly unusual to injure your liver by the mechanism you described. If you are concerned, consider being seen where an exam and possibly a scan.Can rule out a more serious injury. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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