Abdomen Pain From Liver Disease – What Does Liver Pain Feel Like?

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Abdomen Pain From Liver Disease – What Does Liver Pain Feel Like

Most often, individuals with liver diseases like cirrhosis, hepatitis or liver cancer first feel liver pain as a dull, throbbing sensation in the upper right part of the abdomen, just below the ribs. But liver pain can also become severe and intense, similar to a stabbing sensation. Besides feeling liver pain in the abdomen, it can also sometimes be felt in the upper back or the or the right shoulder blade.

By the time a patient starts feeling abdomen pain caused by liver disease, significant damage to the liver has probably already occurred. Pain at this stage has usually been caused by acute inflammation, irritation, and swelling. Those with serious liver damage are likely to experience these other symptoms too.

* Skin and whites of the eyes begin to have a yellow color. This condition is called jaundice, and it’s a classic sign of liver trouble.

* Skin becomes itchy.

* Skin tends to bruise easily.

* Swelling in the legs and ankles.

* Chronic fatigue and a lack of energy.

* Nausea or vomiting.

* Urine looks darker than usual.

* Bowel movements change, looking pale or possibly tar-colored. There may also be some blood in stools.

The purpose of this video has been to provide quick, basic information about abdomen pain from liver disease.