Re: internal pain on right side under the lower part of the ribcage & back
Your liver is under your ribs on the right side... If it gets swollen, it can push your rib cage out a bit and "torque" the vertebrae in your spine (ribs are attached to the spine in back) causing pain there too. It can also cause a dull ache and be uncomfortable when sleeping on your right side.
"Fatty liver" is very common now days... Too much sugar, alcohol, carbs, and polyunsaturated fat is the cause. It's not too dangerous as long as it doesn't stay too fatty for too long. There is plenty of dietary advise online to reduce fatty liver. Your doctor can give you this same advise too, as well as do some blood tests to see just how angry your liver is.
If there is any chance you may have hepatitis (tattoos, needles, risky sex), you should be tested for this. If you are male, in your 40s/50s, you might get tested for iron overload (hemachromatosis) too.
Eggs and coffee are two of your livers favorite foods, so if you don't normally eat/drink these, you may wish to add them to your diet to see if it helps.
Eggs have more Lecithin than anything else you might eat, and lecithin helps your liver move fats and bile. No one knows what's in coffee that livers love so much, but if you google around on this subject (search: coffee and liver), you'll see this is true.
Last edited by BillinSD; 11-19-2011 at 09:06 AM.