My liver hurts
March 2, 2005 11:08 AM Subscribe
I am having a hard time getting satisfactory answers about why my liver hurts. I've been to a couple doctors and have done some searching online, and I can't really match my symptoms to anything. I thought I'd check here to see if anyone had any ideas I hadn't thought of yet.
posted by ohio to health & fitness (17 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've been having fairly constant shart pain in my upper abdomen and right flank for about six days, with the pain increasing when I eat or move/twist/step hard. I am also tired, headachey, and generally feel kind of gross. I've been to a regular doctor, who sent me to an emergency room. They said there is nothing wrong with my appendix or gallbladder, and that blood tests indicated mild inflammation of the liver, but with no appreciable cause. They emphasized that this was REALLY mild, and so it's odd that I should be having so much pain. They tested for mono, which was negative. Is there anything they missed? Can you think of anything else I should ask/do? No one seems to be able to tell me anything except "wait it out and hope it goes away."