Liver pain

Dr. Rajalakshmi VK (AIIMS)MBBS

February 16, 2023

February 16, 2023

Liver pain
Liver pain

The liver is under the ribs of the body. It helps in performing more than 500 functions in our body. In such a situation, it is necessary to keep the liver safe. In some cases, slight pain starts in the liver, which can be very difficult to detect. In such a situation, it becomes difficult to understand in which case the doctor should be seen for liver pain. Viral hepatitis and liver injury can be behind the pain in the liver. In such a situation, this problem can be reduced by keeping some important things in mind.

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Today in this article you will know what are the causes, symptoms, and treatment of liver pain -

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Liver Pain Symptoms

Mild pain in the liver is a symptom in itself. This problem can happen due to many reasons. In this case, the symptoms of liver pain depend on its causes. At the same time, some symptoms can be common, such as -

  • Pain in the right side of the abdomen.
  • Feeling tired
  • Yellowing of the skin.
  • Whitening of the eyes.
  • Darkening of urine.
  • Swelling of ankles and feet.
  • Itchy skin problem.
  • Loss of appetite, etc.

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Liver Pain Causes

There can be many reasons for liver pain, including excessive alcohol consumption, liver cancer, and cysts in the liver. Come, let's know about this in detail -

Viral hepatitis

Due to viral hepatitis, swelling starts in the liver. Hepatitis A, B, and C are the most common. Viral hepatitis causes pain in the upper right side of the abdomen. Other symptoms of hepatitis include dark-colored urine, yellowing of the skin, yellowing of the eyes, fatigue, vomiting, nausea, etc.

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Alcoholic hepatitis

Excessive consumption of alcohol causes alcoholic hepatitis. In this condition, there is swelling in the liver. Mild pain may be felt in the liver due to alcoholic hepatitis. In addition, alcoholic hepatitis can cause fatigue and weakness.

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Fatty liver

Patients suffering from the fatty liver may have slight pain in the liver. This problem occurs due to the accumulation of excess fat in the liver. Because of this, the patient may have other problems like weight gaincholesteroldiabetes, etc.

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Liver lesions or cysts

Pain can also occur due to a lesion or cyst in the liver. This problem is caused by bacteria and fungi, due to which pus starts gathering around the liver. In this situation, immediate contact with the doctor is required. Along with pain in the liver, symptoms like fever and chills can be seen.

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Liver injury

Pain can also occur due to injury in the liver due to any reason. If there is a lot of bleeding from the liver due to injury, then in this condition pain can be felt in the right side of the stomach and shoulder. Along with this, there can also be a lack of blood in the body.

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Liver cancer

Liver cancer can also cause pain. However, usually, there is no pain in the liver until the liver cancer has reached the last serious stage. Symptoms of liver cancer include weight loss, itching, yellowing of the skin, and yellowing of the eyes.

Other reasons for mild pain in the liver -

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Liver Pain Treatment

The treatment of mild pain in the liver depends on its causes. If a person is suffering from liver pain due to diet or lifestyle, then in this case the doctor may suggest lifestyle changes. Along with this, you can ask to adopt some other methods as well. At the same time, liver pain is treated through medicines in severe conditions. Come, let us know what doctors recommend for liver pain in normal conditions -

  • Drink the maximum amount of water to keep the liver healthy.
  • Avoid alcohol in case of alcoholic liver disease.
  • Do not eat a fatty diet.
  • If there is any kind of pressure or pain in the liver, immediately get a checkup done by the doctor. Also, get the necessary tests done.
  • Consume enough protein to keep the liver healthy.
  • Get your cholesterol checked regularly.
  • Make a habit of exercising daily.

Keep in mind that if the symptoms of liver pain persist for several hours or days, then in this case, get a doctor checked immediately, as it can also indicate a serious condition. At the same time, try to keep the lifestyle healthy in the initial stage.

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Takeaway

There can be many serious and common reasons for feeling slight pain in the liver. Depending on these reasons, its symptoms are different. Just keep in mind that if there is pain in the liver for a long time, consult a doctor, so that any kind of serious condition can be avoided. At the same time, the patient can be treated on time.

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Medicines for Liver pain

Medicines listed below are available for Liver pain. Please note that you should not take any medicines without doctor consultation. Taking any medicine without doctor's consultation can cause serious problems.

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