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Where is the liver and what is its function?

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Dr. Mary Maluccio
Surgery - Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mary Maluccio
Dr. Mary Maluccio
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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Right side

Your liver is on the right side, just below your ribs.
It stores sugar for energy as well as removes toxins like lactic acid, and it produces cholesterol.

In brief: Right side

Your liver is on the right side, just below your ribs.
It stores sugar for energy as well as removes toxins like lactic acid, and it produces cholesterol.
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
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Dr. Lance Stein
Internal Medicine - Hepatology

In brief: Right upper side

Your liver is in the right upper quadrant of your abdomen, usually tucked under the ribs.
It has multiple roles in bodily function but is primarily considered a digestive organ.

In brief: Right upper side

Your liver is in the right upper quadrant of your abdomen, usually tucked under the ribs.
It has multiple roles in bodily function but is primarily considered a digestive organ.
Dr. Lance Stein
Dr. Lance Stein
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