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Dr. Craig Morton
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
13 years in practice
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Where is your liver located right side?

Dr. Craig Morton
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
13 years in practice
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Where is your liver located right side?

Yes: It sits just to the right of your stomach. ...Read more

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Michael Gabor
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
28 years in practice
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Where is the liver located ?

Dr. Michael Gabor
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
28 years in practice
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Where is the liver located ?

Liver: The liver is located in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen, immediately below the right lung/diaphragm. It is beneath the lower margin of the rib cage. ...Read more

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
Board Certified, General Surgery
34 years in practice
549K people helped
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Where is your liver in your body located?

Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
Board Certified, General Surgery
34 years in practice
549K people helped
Where is your liver in your body located?

Right side: Underneath the right rib cage.

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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Where is the liver in the body located on the right side?

Dr. Michael Sparacino
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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Where is the liver in the body located on the right side?

See below: Right upper quadrant of the abdomen.

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. David Earle
Board Certified, General Surgery
26 years in practice
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Where is the liver located? What are the symptoms of liver problems and where is liver pain felt?

Dr. David Earle
Board Certified, General Surgery
26 years in practice
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Where is the liver located? What are the symptoms of liver problems and where is liver pain felt?

Right upper abdomen: The liver is up under the bottom of the rib cage, and if there is pain from the liver, which can occur with swelling, it would be in this location. Liver disease is an entire specialty within gastroenterology. The gallbladder more commonly causes pain, and is attached to the liver. If you're worried something may be wrong, see your primary care for a proper evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
Board Certified, General Surgery
26 years in practice
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I have really intense stabbing pains where my liver is located. I don't have a gallbladder. What could it be? Choledochal cysts?

Dr. David Earle
Board Certified, General Surgery
26 years in practice
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I have really intense stabbing pains where my liver is located. I don't have a gallbladder. What could it be? Choledochal cysts?

Sphincter of Oddi: Could be sphincter of oddi dysfunction. See a GI doc familiar with all the types for a consult. ...Read more

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Dr. Enrique Molina
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
30 years in practice
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I've had some dull pain in my upper right abdomen where i think my liver is located. Is this a sign of fatty liver disease?

Dr. Enrique Molina
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
30 years in practice
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I've had some dull pain in my upper right abdomen where i think my liver is located. Is this a sign of fatty liver disease?

Possible: it is possible, if the liver is enlarged due to excess amount of fat, a person can get dull pain in the upper right abdomen. Other problems should be excluded, and an image of the liver is indicated ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Browne
Board Certified, General Surgery
30 years in practice
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I want to donate half my liver to my fiance, what factors are considered? Where are these procedures performed?

Dr. Barry Browne
Board Certified, General Surgery
30 years in practice
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I want to donate half my liver to my fiance, what factors are considered? Where are these procedures performed?

Your Health & Desire: Living donor liver transplantation can be performed safely at unos-certified liver transplant centers. The center will examine you from head to toe to make sure that you are motivated, aware of the risks, and healthy enough to donate and live a normal life after your operation. ...Read more

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Dr. Mary Maluccio
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
22 years in practice
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Where is the liver and what is its function?

Dr. Mary Maluccio
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
22 years in practice
307K people helped
Where is the liver and what is its function?

Right side: The liver is central to certain functions: 1) synthesizing proteins, 2) metabolism, and 3) fluid balance in conjunction with the kidneys. When the liver fails it is difficult to manage the protein insufficiency and the inability to metabolize things appropriately. This can cause significant and life limiting symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. John Fung
Board Certified, General Surgery
34 years in practice
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How can I examine my liver manually ? Where exactly can I press ?

Dr. John Fung
Board Certified, General Surgery
34 years in practice
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How can I examine my liver manually ? Where exactly can I press ?

Not reliably: The liver is a difficult organ to feel, simply because it lives under the rib cage on the right side. This protects the liver from physical damage. Thus, the physician can only reliably feel the liver if it is enlarged and then only under the rib cage border. A more reliable test is the liver ultrasound or other imaging, such as CT scan or MRI. Blood tests are also useful to assess liver health ...Read more

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