Inflamed liver question's?
I was told by two different doctors that my liver is in inflamed. They checked me for hepatits c and it came back negative. They never could really give me a straight answer as to what causes this sort of thing to happen. I was wondering if anybody has the same problem as me or knows what sort of things can cause this to happen?.
They also acted like it's really no big deal at all like it's normal for some peoples livers to be inflamed so I never worried about it honestly. But for a long while now I started thinking about past medical problems I have had other issues that seemed odd but no doctor could explain them to me or figure it out. Every once in awhile I get bad cramps in the upper area of my back behind my shoulder blades and it moves around into my arms,and chest area. It almost feels like I have really bad gas pains and I'm on fire it really hurts bad sometimes, I've even went to the e.r a couple times because it hurt that bad!. I also have had issues with my upper stomach hurting really bad a lot and my belly looks bigger sometimes up there around my liver area and gets hard and sore at times and latley its been more offten then usual so Im concernd. I was thinking maybe all this symptoms are caused by the inflamed liver??? Thats my big question,could an inflamed liver cause these things to happen? and should I be worried even thow the doctors never really acted like it was a big deal?. Thanks to everyone that replys! :-)
- abijannLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
You need to be seeing either a gastroenterlogist
or a hepatologist. Having an inflamed liver is
anything but normal. There are a number of
different causes...here are some of them:
alcohol consumption, medication toxification,
chemical exposure, bilary problems (which
included blockage of the bile ducts or gallstones or infections or mal formation of the bile ducts),
mushroom poisoning, viral Hepatitis (which
includes HEP A,B,C, etc.), auto immune
disease, fatty liver disease, hereditary conditions. And there are others.
Stopping the cause of the inflammation and
being treated with medication can help the
liver cells to heal. However, if the cause
is not able to be stopped and the inflammation
continues on...it can lead to cirrhosis of the
liver in which scar tissue forms inside the
liver from the death of the liver cells. This is
a progressive disease that has no known cure.
The doctor can usually tell if the liver is
enlarged, which comes from the inflammation,
by pressing on the upper right portion of your
abdomen, just under your rib cage. He can
also do blood testing of the liver enzymes and
also the liver function tests to see if there may
be damage to the liver cells and if the cells
of the liver are functioning as they should.
The doctor usually tests with an ultrasound
then to determine whether the liver truly is
enlarged and by how much...also to see if
there maybe a gallbladder problem ...and
to check the kidneys which is located to the
back side behind the liver and down a little
lower. Pinched nerves in the back area
can also cause pain in the back area where
If you ever cooked liver for supper, you noticed
that it is very smooth in texture and of a normal
size. When the liver has inflammation, it
enlarges in size and become spongy in texture.
When the liver cells have die off and scar
tissue forms, it decreases in size and starts to
take on a hard texture.
It is very important that you see one of the
specialist mentioned above to be sure exactly
what is going on. All liver patients are told
to not drink alcohol and be sure and
tell the doctor all medication you are taking
(this includes over the counter, herbs, herbal
teas, vitamins, minerals, and drugs prescribed
by other doctors).
Best wishes to you and I hope this information
is of help to you. You definitely need a
further work up on this.
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- 1 decade ago
from my experience with my dad, your liver can cause your abdomen to grow in size (he looked like he was 9 months pregnant for a long time!). as far as those pains go, you might want to get that looked at again. were you given a ct scan at all?
the pain that you've been having in your back sounds a lot like what i've been having as well. i had it checked out and was told that it was misplaced pain from my kidneys (i have stones).
you may want to be checked for other liver diseases. you'll probably have a lot of blood and urine tests, but if you're worried, i'd say it's worth it.
- Anonymous5 years ago
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- Anonymous6 years ago
Get the hepatitis vaccine A and B shots every 6 months, and I am also using lecithin capsules, you can get them at GNC or Vitamin Shop, they promote liver and reproductive health.
- 4 years ago
Make sure you have at least seven hours of sleep each night. Being tired makes for skipped workouts and further snacking.
- 4 years ago
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- 4 years ago
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