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Doctor insights on: What Side Of The Body Is Your Liver On

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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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If liver is located on right side then what could being hurting me on my left lower side of body?

If liver is located on right side then what could being hurting me on my left lower side of body?

Lower side: Usually when people have left lower side body/ abdominal aches, i think of the following, the ovaries, and the sigmoid colon usually are the common things. ...Read more

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Why does my right side hurt when I bend my body , its not my hip that hurt but somewhere under the liver.

Why does my right side hurt when I bend my body , its not my hip that hurt but somewhere under the liver.

Muscular pain: It could be musculoskeletal pain but the best way to determine this is with a good physical exam. If it is worse after eating fatty foods it could be a gallstone. So many things need to be answered to accurately diagnose this pain. ...Read more

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Which medication controls or cures fifficult hypertension with the least amount of dangerous side effects to liver, kidneys,muscles...all body parts?

Which medication controls or cures fifficult hypertension with the least amount of dangerous side effects to liver, kidneys,muscles...all body parts?

Depends: There is no single medication that does everything. All BP meds lower BP about 10 points or so with individual differences. The best one for you depends on what other health issues you may have: kidney disease? Angina? Congestive heart failure? Diabetes? Prostate enlargement? There are different best BP meds for each. ...Read more

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What would cause pain on upper left side of body near abdomen under ribs?

What would cause pain on upper left side of body near abdomen under ribs?

Several things: Upper left abdomen contains spleen, tail of pancreas, splenic flexure of colon, part of stomach, left kidney, left lower ribs and muscles. Costochondritis, strained muscles, trauma to spleen, stomach ulcer or tumor, pancreatitis, problem with left lobe of liver, left kidney infection or stone, left lower lung infection, splenic flexure distention with air from irritable bowel syndrome, to name few. ...Read more

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Hi I am having pain in lower right side of body seems like rib cage or abdomen area hurts when I bend over not when standing up?

Hi I am having pain in lower right side of body seems like rib cage or abdomen area hurts when I bend over not when standing up?

Musculosceletal pain: Hi , your pain is more with movment - most likely musco-skeletal strain. If no fever. other abdiminal discomfort ... it could be from physical strain( work, gym... other activities...) Try ICE, HEATrelaxation, stretches. possibly Ibuprophen 600 mg every 6-8- hours with meal) .. if not better seek docs office to be checked. ...Read more

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I have excruciating pain in my left side abdomen overall body aches last 2 days haven't been able to get out of bed what could this be?

L abdominal pain: if upper abdomen may be gastritis with or without H pylori or may even be constipation or ovarian condition-torsion PID ,ectopic pregnancy or I have seen vaginitis produce left sided pain. if lower abdomen may be diverticulitis . if pain is excruciating you must go to the ER-call 911 if no one can take you- as they have imaging available which may be needed ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have constantly pain under ribs left side of the abdomen and you feel like you have fewer like hot inside of your body ?

Need to see doctor: Need more information like are you eating ? Do you have a fever? Do you have regular bowel movements? These are some of the information that is needed. See your doctor for a complete history and evaluation ...Read more

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What could cause pain to wrap around the right side of your body From abdomen around side to back & in the chest Waiting to have gallbladder removed?

What could cause pain to wrap around the right side of your body From abdomen around side to back & in the chest Waiting to have gallbladder removed?

Biliary pain: Your description of your pain could be from your gallstones/biliary colic but also from other causes that should be mentioned to your medical team. Stones can block your pancreatic duct too and cause significant pain as can ulcers and right sided colon constipation. ...Read more

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Still got swelling right side abdomen ten days post laparoscopy. Dr said body is trying to push out the stitches. What does this mean?

Still got swelling right side abdomen ten days post laparoscopy. Dr said body is trying to push out the stitches. What does this mean?

Likely normal: I do not know what surgery you had, or if the swelling you describe is located at one of the surgical sites. Swelling after any surgery is normal, and it can take a few weeks for swelling at a healing scar to resolve. It can depend on the size & location of the incision, what sutures were used, etc. Follow the directions of your surgeon. ...Read more

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Rashes hi, i often have rashes on back, side, abdomen and sometimes face. Those rashes on the body are followed by marks that looks like a scratch with a nail and those on a face are just red and a bit swallowed spots. Rashes are very occasional. One doct

Rashes hi, i often have rashes on back, side, abdomen and sometimes face. Those rashes on the body are followed by marks that looks like a scratch with a nail and those on a face are just red and a bit swallowed spots. Rashes are very occasional. One doct

You : You should visit your primary care provider or an allergist to have allergy skin or blood testing done. In the meantime try benadryl, (diphenhydramine) if that works then you can be more confident that it is allergy related. Also consider new lotions, detergents or soaps that you may be using. Best of luck. ...Read more

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My mother is feeling pain in upper right side abdomen and it radiate towards back... she also feel body aches especially back n back side of knee left?

My mother is feeling pain in upper right side abdomen and it radiate towards back... she also feel body aches especially back n back side of knee left?

Gallbladder: for the first pain it sounf like digestive and gallbladder is a primary suspect if course there is the possibility of ulce,pancreas,etc... as far as the knee concern she might have a baker cyst either way she would not get any better unless she see a doctor that evaluate and treat ...Read more

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Pain upper right abdomen (left side of body) for the past 3-5 months. Pain varies from tolerable to tears, nausea frequently, upset stomach/vomitting.

Seek medical care: Please seek medical care to determine the underlying cause for your symptoms. Upper right abdominal pain often indicates gall bladder problems, but could also be gastritis or hepatitis depending on your full medical history. ...Read more

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After eating, stomach pain/burning travels down abdomen esp. left and right sides. Abd. hurts when pressed on.Dr.says too much acid in body. Thoughts?

After eating, stomach pain/burning travels down abdomen esp. left and right sides. Abd. hurts when pressed on.Dr.says too much acid in body. Thoughts?

Maybe: There are many causes of belly pain, some of which are simply annoying, others are deadly. Assuming your doctor did thorough interview & exam, if stomach acid seems to be most likely cause, then high dose omeprazole (Prilosec) can help determine if acid is to blame. If symptoms persist, then other causes should be investigated. Acidity usually affects only upper, central abdomen. ...Read more