Fatty Liver Causes Pain In The Left Upper Quadrant?

Jan 29, 2015

Can anyone tell me if they have fatty liver that causes pain in the left upper quadrant as well as the right?

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Fatty Liver :: Feeling Of Swelling, Bloating And Pain In The Upper Right Abdomen

Last week I went to the hospital because my stools were black. They tested for blood but found none. Blood tests showed slightly elevated liver enzymes so they did an US and diagnosed me with fatty liver. That evening I began to notice swelling/faint pain in my upper right abdomen. I thought it was because of all the pressure from the US. It's been a week and it seems it's only gotten worse. Pain/swelling feeling extends from below the rib cage, don't my right side and i also get intermittent pain in my right lower back.

Once I got the diagnosis I changed my diet and stopped drinking. I'll be honest I used to eat horribly. Fast food, frozen meals, high fat, sodium and sugar. I became almost addicted to minute maid lemonade and drank 1-2 liters a day. All that HFCS is what I think mostly contributed to the fatty liver. I don't drink all that often (although when I did it was usually heavy). 2 years ago I used to drink a lot (though still only on the weekends) but up until my diagnosis it would be maybe few times a month tops.

I'm beginning to worry that they misdiagnosed fatty liver and it's something more sinister like cirrhosis. Other symptoms include fatigue, sometimes when I breathe I can take a full breath but it's like I'm not getting enough oxygen. It's hard to describe, almost as if the swelling in my abdomen is crowding my lungs. Lastly, my stools are now very light brown and loose (I honestly can't remember the last time I had a normal BM). I have a follow up with a GI Dr but that's not for 3 weeks.  All of this has triggered some severe health anxiety that I once had as a child after an oral surgery.

Does anyone with fatty liver experience this feeling of swelling, abdominal bloating and pain in the upper right abdomen, right side and lower right back?

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Undiagnosed :: Bloody Vomiting With Weight Loss And Pain In Right Upper Quadrant

For the last 30 days I have been extremely sick and in and out of the ER, the GI doctor, as well as my Primary Care Physician.

I have dropped 27lbs so far, without being able to keep little to no food down. Right upper abdomen quadrant pain is constant and sharp, fevers and chills on and off, lack of appetite, burping, indigestion, gas, and so on, and it has gotten to the point that I get dizzy very easily and also extremely tired no matter how much sleep I get.

My doctor put me on an IBS medication though I am not having any trouble with constipation. He asked me to perform tests "Try consuming things like: beer, cheese, peanut butter, milk. If it causes you pain then call and leave a telephone consult and I will get back with you" Beer test- it went alright other than the immense amount of pain it put me in, woke up after just deciding to go to bed, vomiting up with tiny chunks of blood. Cheese, cant eat it without pain, same with peanut butter and milk.

I have tried a very bland diet but nothing seems to stay completely down, I may get a small part of it digested but that is about it everything else comes up.

I have tried coffee, cant have that anymore because I cant drink it without creamer. I am already under a vegetarian diet for the last three years, but it is no use.

I have had a HIDA scan but the doctors said "You're gallbladder is at 60%. There is nothing wrong with you." X-ray, ct-scan, and ultrasound all came back with the same result. Of course, this coming from military doctors, so it isn't like the civilian world.

I have been going back and forth between the doctors for this last month, and I go through this nearly every year, two to four times each year, but this one is extremely long lasting and extremely painful. So painful that I start seeing spots and get very faint thus having to lay down. They gave me stuff for GERD as I already was in speech therapy two years ago because my Larynx closed up on me for a PT test, they accumulated it due to indigestion (something I do not ever get).

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Coeliac Disease :: Pain In The Right Upper Quadrant - Night Time Attacks?

I've been having problems after having my gallbladder removed and was sent for an mri and coeliac screening by the consultant (general surgeon). Mri was clear but blood screening indicated one of the antibodies was high which 'may' indicate coeliac's. The consultant feels this may explain why I'm having these ongoing issues but I'm not convinced. With coeliac would there be pain in the right upper quad, including night time attacks? Any help would be really appreciated.

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Fatty Liver And Gastritis With Stomach Pains Upper And Lower Abdominal Pains

I been having stomach pains to the point for about 3 months which is really scaring me a lot I went to the hospital I thought I was my appendix but it wasn't they did x-Ray and ct scan and blood work everything come out normal but they told me I have fatty liver I also had h.pylori but don't have h.pylori no more took antibiotics and also have gastritis but still they don't find nothing but I'm still in pain it comes and goes to me it feels like it's air in my stomach it goes everywhere around to my left side to my chest but it doesn't goes away. Lately I been feeling nauseous wanna throw up I just wanna feel normal again as I write this. I have discomfort in my stomach right side I can push down with one finger on my stomach and hold it, it hurts and it feels like it's burning I don't know what to do.

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Fatty Liver? Horrible Pain On My Right Side Under My Rib Cage

I have already read a lot of good information about fatty liver and other people's symptoms. I am not sure what is going on with me but thought I would see if anyone can relate or help. I was actively working out my abs doing core exercises for a couple of weeks and noticed maybe (trying to remember) a day later, horrible pain on my right side under my rib cage. I was also diagnosed with a fatty liver about a year or so ago. When I was first diagnosed, I had a mild pain (more annoying than painful) and thus underwent an ultrasound. My triglycerides are pretty high and HDL and LDL are a little off but not too bad. Everything else seems pretty good. I haven't really changed my diet since I was diagnosed and do have my starbucks fraps almost daily, but did start a strict exercise with cardio and walking almost everyday.

Getting back to the pain, it started about 5 days ago and yesterday I thought it was going away. It is still there today. I don't know if I strained it, it is my gallbladder, or my fatty liver. I am so afraid of doctors and don't want to go. The pain is more intense when I move my torso to the left and to the right.
Can anyone help or give your opinions as to what could be going on or if they have the same symptoms.

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Liver Tests :: Echogenic Appearing (non Alcoholic) Fatty Liver

I had an abdominal ultrasound done for some abdominal pain and it was noted in the report as an impression that I had an echogenic appearing liver (such as non alcoholic fatty liver). My doctor at that time didn't tell me and just said my report was normal. When I went in for my Colonoscopy that was unrelated, it was mentioned again and when I did some research I realized what fatty liver actually was. I switched doctors.

My new doctor is considering giving me a CT scan but is checking with the GI department to see if they think its needed, etc. etc. But that there is no treatment for it besides diet modification.

Here's the thing. I don't have any of the risk factors. I am not overweight. I'm actually underweight slightly (BMI is 18, I weigh 110 lbs). I don't drink any alcohol, never did. And I don't have diabetes or hepatitis. The only thing I could do and what I have been doing is change my diet. I stopped eating processed foods, watched my sugar/carbs, and eat more vegetables than I ever have. 

I'm a very anxious person and I'm not sure I want to know what the scan says. If it's worse than what I thought, I'm going to be so upset and stressed out. And I can't treat it anyway. It's not like they can give me a medication and make it go away. I think knowing the extent of it will just cause me mental anguish and I'm already stressed out about it as is.

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Atorvastatin Causing Liver Damage, But Helps Fatty Liver?

My Cholesterol was 7.8 and I was put on Statins 3 years ago.  Because they gave me pains in my legs and other areas I stopped them.

A year ago my Cholesterol was still high and I had changed doctors and was prescribed Atorvastatin 10 mg after 2 months my doctor sent me for blood tests and in a phone call when I was at work he told me that Atorvastatin had caused Liver damage.  He said I should stop taking the tablets immediately, pity this advice was not put on my notes so that when I phoned for my blood results a week earlier the receptionist could inform me to stop Atorvastatin.  She just said Doctor will be in touch via phone call next week

He referred me to a Liver Specialist.

I went to see Liver Specialist after having Liver Ultrasound.  Fatty liver was diagnosed and Liver Specialist promptly put me back on Atorvastatin claiming this would help my fatty liver.  I couldn't believe it but what could I do?

Local GP had advised me to have bloods done again after being on tablets for 2 months.  When my results came back the Locum doctor I saw said "whoa your Liver is not happy" STOP the tablets and have a blood test in 2 weeks.

2 weeks later Liver levels are coming down so thats a good direction.  Dilemma is I have to see my Liver Consultant 16 June 2015.  Wish me luck!

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Liver :: Weight Loss Surgery To Reduc Fatty Liver

this isn't about me but is about my girlfriend who is about to have gastric sleeve surgery.

She is a 40 year old women that has had a full hysterectomy and has type 2 diabetes. she has had a history of thyroid and weight issues. she is 5,7 weighs 225 LBS. she has an enlarged fatty liver of 27cm and the Doctor said that she needs "emergent" gastric sleeve surgery to bring down her enlarged liver. this was claimed on this past thursday. I have been looking high and low for documentation and statistics on using the surgery for reducing fatty livers but can't find any information. Does this sound right? has there been a history of using this procedure for such cases, I'm worried and scared for her.

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Liver Tests :: Possible Fatty Liver With Elevated Enzymes

Been feeling lightheaded and brain foggy and a bit sick recently with some stomach grumbling and pain. Went to the doctors who did repeat blood tests over the course of 8 weeks and have said my enzymes are slightly up which could be the result of mild fatty liver. My question is does this sound related? He's also just tested me for celiac, but told me in the beginning that I could be fighting a virus. I'm worried that the 3 diagnoses he's given are so different I don't know what to believe, also does this mean I should be less worried about the tests because they are low enough to be anything?

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Liver Tests :: How Much Damage Caused By Fatty Liver?

IiIt was picked up by chance thaI have fatty liver, could have had this for years without knowing about it, how do I find out how much damage has been done already if any? My GP does not seem too concerned about it, all my LFT have come back normal so what can I do about it apart from lifestyle change which I'm doing already?

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Abdominal Pain :: Upper Left With Back Pain Mainly At Nights

For the last 6 months I've been having quite localized pains in the upper left abdomen just below the ribs, accompanied by nausea and sometimes back pain mainly at nights. I sometimes have wind, but hardly ever heartburn. Two doctors have thought it a gastric problem, but Zantac and Omeprazole don't seem to work. I wondered whether it could be my pancreas, as I've been on Epilim Chrono for 4 years, which can affect pancreas. I've come off this now and am still getting problems, and my amylase is normal, although my liver function tests are elevated. One doctor thought it may be kidney stones and sent me for an ultrasound, which was normal. I was told though that the ultrasound couldn't see the pancreas properly, nor the stomach & bowel linings. I had a stool test for H Pylori which was negative. Any ideas on what this could be, or further tests I could do?

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What Causes A Fatty Liver?

Do they confirm fatty liver via a blood test or MRI, etc? What causes a fatty liver? I also have the right sided pain almost right below the rib or like when you put your hand on your hip its right there in the side. Sometimes it does feel like a pulled muscle or tight feeling. I went back to the Gastro Dr after a routine colonoscopy because of the right sided tightness. I have had IBS for years. The problems I have is diet and I don't drink enough water and lack of exercise all which are important in keeping the bowels moving. I've been trying to eat better but veggies (even cooked) really set off my IBS symptoms so trying to figure out what I should even eat.

The Dr. said it appears to be IBS related and wanted me to go on Miralax. I do not like to take much medications because of adverse reactions or the chemicals in the meds and I have read that miralax is some pretty bad stuff. The Dr. Said that trapped gas can also cause the tight feeling, but I don't know about that. If you are constipated, you can have the bloating and tight feeling but my question on that is, can you be constipated and not realize it or is it always very obvious with miserable symptoms?

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Fatty Liver :: What To Eat (diet Plan)?

I was just diagnosed with fatty liver disease and told I need to eliminate all sorts of foods. I do not know what to eat now. Also I heard that a liver can regenerate itself but others say it does not?

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What Is A Fatty Liver? How It Affects And How To Correct It?

What is a fatty liver?  How does it affect your health and how do you correct it?

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Possible Spleen Problem With Fatty Liver

beginning of this week my other half ( hubby ) had a call out of the blue from gp

bit of history : since before christmas he had a cough, every time he coughed he would double up in pain stomach sometimes under rib cage ... dr finally agreed to a scan june 14 .. results came back fatty liver .

same story give up smoking try loose weight etc

so he this week dr phones not seen her for 2 mths , dr calls , i have looked at your scan and you have enlarged spleen want you to have bloods done asap , depending on bloods she wants him to have scan and see specialist

cant understand out of the blue to be told ... he is so calm ... i am the one worried as dont know what to expect ,

what they looking in his blood ... blood count ?

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Fatty Liver Connection With Gallbladder Removal?

my husband is not over wieght and does not have diabetis. since having his gall bladder removed he has develpoed a fatty liver. is thier any connection to not having a gall bladder

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Enlarge / Fatty Liver Can Come Back To Normal Itself

My husband got a fatty liver disease and enlarged liver. he hadn't no pain at all, no bleeding in urine at all. he happened to found out by test while in life cover.

well i want to know why he had to wait until january for more test? will enlarge liver/fatty liver can back to normal itself?

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Pegylated Interferon Week 23 With Fatty Liver

My ultrasound shows mild fatty liver 6 months ago but ultrasound now show grade 3 fatty liver what is the cause of this ? Does this cause for concern. Am currently on treatment with pegylated interferon week 23  .

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Mildly Enlarged Spleen And Fatty Liver

Just got the MRI results. LOL had it done to try and confirm mass on my Gallbladder. The Radiologist suggested that I have a CT done it would be better tool for that.(more money) So all the ducts were ok and within limits in the liver pancreas and gallbladder. However my spleen was mildly enlarged i'm guessing this could be from the fatty liver anyone here have personal experience with this?

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Fatty Liver And Mildly Enlarged Spleen

Been chasing ruq pain for 3 months now. Ultrasound showed diffuse fatty liver and a contracted gallbladder with a asymmetrical mass 1.3cm with no stones. then the mri showed a mildly enlarged spleen but no liver abnormalities but didn't address the GB, suggested CT for the GB. Hida scan showed ejection rate at 27%. Blood work just came in this morn, RDW at 17% all rest normal except high triglycerides and cholesterol. 3 more appts this week hopefully someone will be able to find out what all this means and if there is actually a mass there. don't want to lose GB unless i need to.

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