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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
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
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
My liver hurts in the morning. When I wake up I feel like something is holding me where the liver is. The pains goes after 10-15min?
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?
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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