ppm guy said...
The liver itself can not cause pain. Many things can cause the liver to swell. When The liver swells it stretches the capsule it sits in. The capsule has nerve endings when pressed or stretched causes pain.
Viral, fatty, and alcoholic hepatitis, are usually the cause of the swelling.
When the inflammation from hepatitis is resolved, the liver heals itself.
If you are still feeling the right sided pain, after the hep is gone, let your dr know. Ask your dr what an appropriate amount of time is for liver to
Heal. Ask your dr to palpate your liver to feel for swelling.
Ask your dr for ultrasound of abdomin, if pain persists beyond a normal time frame.
Do what is comfortable for YOU. As far as blood testing is concerned.
Let me know what's up..
Thanks PPM guy for the reply... I was tested and thankfully I am negative for HBV and my liver levels look normal.
The doctor has given me medication for stomach (Omeprazole), and I am hoping the feeling is just an ulcer which will go away. We will see over the next 2 weeks.