Is it liver failure, or is it a pulled muscle?
October 27, 2010 6:25 PM Subscribe
I'm trying to figure out whether there's any possibility the pain in my right side is something dangerous, or whether it's likely a pulled muscle in my rib cage.
posted by faustessa to health & fitness (23 answers total)
I have this terrible pain on the right side of my abdomen. Excruciating pain. The pain is worse when I inhale. I think it's a pulled muscle in my rib cage. I've had bloodwork recently, and everything was fine with my liver function. My eyes and skin are not yellow.
For about three months I have been taking medicine which contains acetaminophen. The maximum acetaminophen I take a day is 1500 mg. I've never been a big drinker, but I've had zero alcohol intake since I've been taking the acetaminophen.
My husband wants me to call the doctor. My doctor is big on testing everything, just to make sure. I don't want the hassle of the doctor visit and testing, unless there's a non-remote chance this is something dangerous. I have a regular appointment scheduled next week. I am comfortable waiting and seeing whether this gets better. But I don't want to die.
So, in your non expert experience with livers or with pulled muscles, should I call the doctor, or should I wait it out?