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Will a problem in the liver cause pain in the back?

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Dr. Brian Kaufman
Internal Medicine
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In brief: It can

Yes, this can occur. Also, gallbladder can cause back pain.
So can the pancreas and kidney stones. So can muscle spasm, rib dysfunction and a bunch of other things. See your doctor.

In brief: It can

Yes, this can occur. Also, gallbladder can cause back pain.
So can the pancreas and kidney stones. So can muscle spasm, rib dysfunction and a bunch of other things. See your doctor.
Dr. Brian Kaufman
Dr. Brian Kaufman
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine

In brief: Liver & back pain?

Generally not. There is too much tissue separating the liver from the spine.
The exception is a cancer, which might have a metastasis to both liver and the spine. Similarly, there are other rare infiltrative, metabolic, or disseminated infections that might involve both areas. An exception is a gall bladder problem, which hurts in the same place as the liver; it can send pain to the r shoulder bla.

In brief: Liver & back pain?

Generally not. There is too much tissue separating the liver from the spine.
The exception is a cancer, which might have a metastasis to both liver and the spine. Similarly, there are other rare infiltrative, metabolic, or disseminated infections that might involve both areas. An exception is a gall bladder problem, which hurts in the same place as the liver; it can send pain to the r shoulder bla.
Dr. Colin Kerr
Dr. Colin Kerr
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