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Liver pain

Liver pain: Introduction

Liver pain: Pain or discomfort due to the liver. See detailed information below for a list of 30 causes of Liver pain, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Liver pain

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Causes of Types of Liver pain:

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Liver pain: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Liver pain, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Liver pain Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Liver pain may include:

  • Therapy should be predominantly preventive, relying on clean drinking water, good sanitation, and proper personal hygiene
  • Adequate hydration and electrolyte repletion
  • Hospitalization is indicated only for patients unable to maintain oral intake
  • Antiviral agents
  • Metronidazole
  • Interferon alpha 2 b
  • more treatments...»

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Stories from Users for Liver pain

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Message Boards for Liver pain

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Diagnostic tests for Liver pain:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Liver pain. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • General appearance - looking for jaundice, signs of recent weight loss, physical distress.
    • Inspect the abdomen for generalized distension which may indicate ascites (collection of fluid in the abdominal cavity). If ascites is associated with tender liver may indicate Budd-Chiari syndrome (hepatic vein thrombosis) or right heart failure
    • Palpate the liver - to assess liver tenderness, size of the liver, to detect liver pulsatility and to feel the liver edge. A tender liver may be due to hepatitis, rapid liver enlargement (due to right heart failure or Budd-Chiari syndrome), hepatocellular cancer or hepatic abscess. A pulsatile liver that is also tender would suggest hepatocellular cancer.
    • Palpate the rest of the abdomen including gallbladder, spleen, kidneys and bowel - e.g. if liver is tender and enlarged and spleen is also enlarged would suggest acute viral hepatitis.
    • Examine lungs and heart system
  • Blood tests
  • more tests...»

Liver pain: Animations

Liver pain: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Liver pain may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Liver pain

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Liver pain. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Liver pain: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Liver pain

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can also kill the "good" bacteria in the gut. This leads to " more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, it's more more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, more »

Leg cramps at night a classic sign: The symptom of having leg muscle cramps, particularly at night, is a classic sign of undiagnosed diabetes. However, there are also various more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, more »

Chronic liver disease often undiagnosed: One study reported that 50% of patients with a chronic liver disease remain undiagnosed by their primary physician. The reasons are multifactorial. Possible conditions include more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of multiple sclerosis). See symptoms of Vitamin B12 deficiency more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better known possibilities are peptic ulcer, colon cancer, more »

Liver pain: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Liver pain: Related Rare Diseases

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Liver pain: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Organs affected by Liver pain:

The list of organs typically affected by Liver pain may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Liver pain

The list below shows some of the causes of Liver pain mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Liver pain?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Liver pain. Of the 30 causes of Liver pain that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 3 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 5 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 24 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Liver pain:

The following list of conditions have 'Liver pain' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Liver pain Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Liver pain based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Liver pain?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Liver pain, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Liver pain:

    Subtypes of Liver pain:

    Liver tenderness (36 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Liver pain:

    Liver symptoms (1644 causes), Abdominal pain (2568 causes), Liver problems (1613 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Digestive symptoms (5299 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Pain symptoms (6458 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Upper abdominal symptoms (2707 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Liver pain:

    Abdominal pain (2568 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Liver symptoms (1644 causes), Swollen liver (1314 causes), Jaundice-like symptoms (708 causes), Jaundice (789 causes), Bearn-Kunkel syndrome, Dubin-Johnson Syndrome, Leukemia, Liver abscess, Mononucleosis, Pylephlebitis, Schistosomiasis, VLCAD deficiency, Weil syndrome

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Liver pain

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