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What could cause you to feel like your liver is swelling and have pain in that area of the body?

the area where my liver and pancreas are hurts like prickling needles and have heat coming from that area. when I try to eat foods, it makes it hurt more and my tongue feels like it is on fire. I've been tested concerning my liver almost 6 months ago and was told that it could present a problem, but now after being retested and told that there isn't anything doesn't add up to me. Also, recently, the whites of my eyes have been turning yellow more frequently..especially when I am feeling that pain in my side. I just want to see if there is anyone out there who has gone through the same thing I have and what they did or told their doctor to help them out. I am afraid that my doctor is doing me more harm than good and am definately considering a 2nd opinion. Thank You.

11 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    The symptoms of liver disease include:

    jaundice (yellowing of eyes and skin)

    severe itching

    dark urine

    mental confusion or coma

    vomiting of blood

    easy bruising and tendency to bleed

    gray or clay-colored stools

    abnormal buildup of fluid in the abdomen

    Symptoms of Gallbladder Disease

    steady, severe pain in the upper abdomen that increases rapidly and lasts from 30 minutes to several hours

    pain in the back between the shoulder blades

    pain under the right shoulder

    nausea or vomiting

    abdominal bloating

    recurring intolerance of fatty foods





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    Many cases of hepatitis go undiagnosed because the disease is mistaken for the flu or because there are no symptoms at all. The most common symptoms of hepatitis are:

    Loss of appetite


    Mild fever

    Muscle or joint aches

    Nausea and vomiting

    Abdominal pain

    Less common symptoms include:

    Dark urine

    Light-colored stools


    Generalized itching

    Altered mental state, stupor, or coma

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    one of the symptoms of diabetes is poor blood circulation; this one of the main reasons why diabetics eventually develop gangrene which will lead to amputation; since the blood is not circulating well, the tissues begin to die off; however, you mentioned the swelling in the face so it may not be the pooling of blood; another cause of swelling and puffiness is beri-beri (usually the extremeties swell); to know if it is beri-beri or not, when you press on the swollen part, it does not spring back at once; beri-beri is normally caused by vitamin B deficiency; with regard to your "no pains for now", it is not necessarily a good sign because one of the symptoms of diabetes is nerve damage; and yes, a malfunctioning of the kidney (and liver) can cause swelling of the extremeties too; it is because the kidneys are not able to drain the body of excess fluids and the fluids tend to settle in the extremeties because that is where the blood flow is weakest (being the farthest from the pumping source - heart); being on insulin means either your pancreas is no longer able to produce the insulin or the insulin produces are defective and cannot do its job; one of the dangers in diabetes is the sugar in the blood is not used and sugar is considered a toxin to the blood (therefore it must be utilized by the cells and tissues as soon as it is released into the bloodstream); without insulin, the sugar cannot be used and this will cause the nerve damage; but there is good news, there are many plant foods that contain the natural insulin the body needs when it cannot use its own insulin (like bitter gourd or bitter melon), cinnamon is also a known combat diabetes;

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  • 1 decade ago

    You need a liver function profile and a second opinion. Your liver may just be trying to fight off an infection. It is best if you call around or call your doctors office and ask for a referral to a urologist or nephrologist for a second opinion. You deserve to know why your in pain and to have answers.

    Good Luck!

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  • 1 decade ago

    could be your gallbladder. just because one doc said nothings wrong doesn't make it true. if your labs are alright one day, doesn't mean they will be alright the next. you could be passing gallstones or it could be a hundred other things that your body is compensating for except for the times when it gets overworked. this would explain why sometimes its normal. so see a different doc. its hard for the docs to diagnose a problem sometimes cause every human body is unique. they have textbook guides but most of the time its just hit and miss. keep looking for the doc that will listen to what u are saying. good luck.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Sounds like you need a second opinion. Could be many things... and your liver and pancreas aren't really on the same side of your body.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Sounds likea gall stone, or bile blockage to me. Ask for an ultrasound to check for a small stone. Get that second opinion! Meanwhile, cut down of fatty and fried foods

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    have you had your gall bladder checked? that could be the cause of some of your symptoms, it could lead to pancriatitis, a simple blood test can tell the doctor if your liver is ailing, the triglycerides & billyrubin would be high.

    Source(s): I have had some liver trouble. ultrasounds & the extensive gastro MRI.
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  • Jazz
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    1 decade ago

    Sounds like there is something DEFINATELY wrong with you!!

    Go seek a second (and possibly a third) opinion!

    U can never put your complete trust in ONE persons opinion or tests...

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  • 1 decade ago

    if i were you i would definitely go get a 2nd opinion and ask the dr. SPECIAFICALLY for a Hep. C test!!!!!!!!!! It sounds like you might have it........there is something wrong with your liver if your eyes are turning yellow........i can't believe how stupid some dr.'s can be..................duh??? Good luck!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Hepatitis? If you havent been to the doc's lately you should go geeze! ER May check for poisoning also.

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