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Old 11-16-2009, 02:06 PM   #1
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Severe Pain upper right rib cage fatty liver

Two weeks ago, I got an acute attack of pain under my right rib cage.
The ER took xrays and an ultrasound. Bloodwork, and urine sample.

The only thing they could find was a slightly enlarged liver, and fatty liver.
I saw the specialist Monday , had a ct for the following day, he told me all my blood work came back normal.
My blood pressure was a little high, (I think because of the pain) it's never been high before.
He told me that fatty liver only causes a dull ache , and to take the 5mg of hydrocodone the ER prescribed.
He got my CT , and the nurse told me the results over the phone, fatty liver, I need to lose weight, and take asprin for the pain.
This isn't a dull pain.. it's pretty painful at times, and unbearable to sit for over 2 hours. it's just up under the ribcage, along the side, to the back.

I've been eating whole foods, and soups, taking milk-thistle blend, and L-carnitine. Still the pain is there.

I'm flying to see my son next week. Scared that it might hurt me even more.
anyone that can give me some advice I could use it!!

 
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Old 11-17-2009, 12:29 AM   #2
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Re: Severe Pain upper right rib cage fatty liver

I have had the same pain for about 8 months now. I don't have a fatty liver but I do have 3 x 2cm each liver hemangiomas on my right lobe as well as a cyst on my pancreas that is going to be biopsied on december 1st.

I found the best thing for my pain when it gets really bad is to lift my right arm up, usually resting it bent over my head or grabbing the back of the seat I am sitting in for a while, just to take the pressure off. I also find it helps if I do everything I can to avoid leaning to the right.

I work 10 hour shifts sitting down so I know where you are coming from!

 
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Old 11-17-2009, 12:31 AM   #3
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Re: Severe Pain upper right rib cage fatty liver

I've also tried the milk thistle, etc with no luck

 
Old 11-17-2009, 10:17 AM   #4
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Re: Severe Pain upper right rib cage fatty liver

Do you have a gallbladder? I had mine removed, but have a pain in the same area. Doctor said it was scar tissue???

 
Old 12-01-2009, 05:54 AM   #5
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Re: Severe Pain upper right rib cage fatty liver

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Do you have a gallbladder? I had mine removed, but have a pain in the same area. Doctor said it was scar tissue???
It is probably Spinctor of oddi dyfunction which occurs when people have gallbladder removed. It might be the syndrome also - look it up on the internet.

 
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