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Doctor insights on: What Makes Your Liver Hurt

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Dr. James Krick
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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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When your liver hurts, is that a bad sign?

When your liver hurts, is that a bad sign?

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 more

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How badly would it hurt after donating part of my liver & how long would recovery take?

How badly would it hurt after donating part of my liver & how long would recovery take?

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 more

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Would you only hurt in your back on the right upper side if you may have something wrong with your liver or would you have more symptoms?

Would you only hurt in your back on the right upper side if you may have something wrong with your liver or would you have more symptoms?

Other possibilities : It could be gall bladder, lungs, muscular, other? See a doctor for a physical evaluation and perhaps labs or imaging studies as judged appropriate by your doctor. ...Read more

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Can seroqual make your liver hurt?

Can seroqual make your liver hurt?

Seroquel (quetiapine): Possible when seroquel (quetiapine) is prescribed for long time & your liver is already compromised, such as with hepatitis. ...Read more

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Does coffee hurt or help the liver?

There is not enough: Data to the best of my knowledge in the literature to fully comment on this one way or another. ...Read more

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Could your liver make your back hurt?

Could your liver make your back hurt?

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 more

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Why does my right liver hurt when i cough?

See your doctor: Could be something as serious as pneumonia in the base of the right lung. ...Read more

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What to if I am on pain medication that contains acetaminphen how much does it take to hurt your liver?

Upper limit: Many short acting pain medications contain acetaminophen. You need to limit your daily intake to less than 2000 mg per day of acetaminophen. Drink plenty of water to help flush your system. ...Read more