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my liver is numb and painful

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  • Posted By: vtallison
  • July 28, 2007
  • 09:39 PM

I will try again. anyone have a numbness where their liver is on the right side of upper abdomen? Had tests from sept to march. all negative. It is getting worse.
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  • what tests? what about gallbladder? on the same side and is more upper area. the numbness is on the outside? that's a tough one
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • I had the gallbladder emptying test among others cat, mri. The numbness is on the inside not on the skin surface.
    vtallison 13 Replies Flag this Response
  • Am I missing something? I have never felt my liver at all. How can you tell it is numb? (or course I hear that the French are very concerned with their livers, often feel "liver-ish" and schedule regular treatments at mineral spas etc.)
    rad-skw 1605 Replies Flag this Response
  • well the pain and numbness is below my ribs on the right side where my liver is. If it is not that then some organ is numb. It is a strange feeling but it is the pain that worrys me the most. I had been taking 4500 mgs of tylenol as i cannot take narcotics and the drs said that could harm my liver.
    vtallison 13 Replies Flag this Response
  • You are taking 4.5 grams of tylenol daily! Your docs are right. Your liver is being harmed. No wonder your liver is screaming "TOXIC" Go to a pain clinic if you need pain relief and see what might be new. Why do you need so much pain relief?
    rad-skw 1605 Replies Flag this Response
  • Back in sept when the pain in my right upper abdomen started, i could not take any narcotics so I started with the tylenol to take the edge off. It worked a little bit. In march i was put on Cymbalta because it is supposed to relief pain but is not a narcotic. It masked the pain but not the numbness. Now it is not working at all. No, I no longer take that much tylenol, probably 3000mgs a day because the pain is so bad. Since all my tests were neg from sept to March I am stuck. Any ideas? I am thinking of trying a different er since I believe the hospital where I have had all of these tests think I am a quack by now. I can assure you all the pain and numbness is real.Thanks
    vtallison 13 Replies Flag this Response
  • Did you have a CT of the abdomen/pelvis? Get the report.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies Flag this Response
  • I have just requested all of my hospital records and should get them in 3 weeks. I may have to hit another er tonight as It is just getting so much worse. I had CTsm MRIs SOnograms ETC. But I think my body was telling me something was wrong but was too small to see. Now I think If they do a test they will see something.Thanks
    vtallison 13 Replies Flag this Response
  • Why can't you take narcotics?
    rad-skw 1605 Replies Flag this Response
  • I get bad reactions from hives to nausea so I do not take them. I am also sick of masking this pain which is getting worse. I want to get to the bottom of this now!
    vtallison 13 Replies Flag this Response
  • I know this is an old post but I was curious if you've found anything out. I have the EXACT same symptoms (including those that you had in another post). I've had XRays and Chest CT that were negative. Now my Dr wants me to do a Bone Scan because she thinks it's my ribs - I KNOW it's not and it's something under the ribs that is just radiating out. I've had the numbess for months and months but the searing hot sometimes achy pain started a few months ago. My whole side is sore to the touch now and my doc is trying to get my to physical therapy! I'm so frustrated. :confused:
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
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  • I HAD THE SAME TYPE OF PAINS GOING WITH NO LUCK FOR THE DOCTORS. IT ALL STARTED IN 2001 OCT. WENT TO ER HAD ALL TEST DONE SEVERAL TIMES WITH NO LUCK. THEY THOUGHT MY GALL BLADDER WAS THE BLAME. SO OVER THE NEXT FEW YEARS I HAD A LOT OF TEST TONE CHECK MY GALL BLADDER OUT & OTHER THINGS. THEY ALL CAME UP NEGATIVE. YOU NAME IT I HAD IT. I KEPT TELLING THESE DOCTORS SOMETHINGS WRONG & THEY THOUGHT I WAS CRAZY. I SAID I HAVE STRANGE FEELING ON MY RIGHT SIDE & SOMETIME IT WOULD GET HOT TO TOUCH. I ALSO HAD THAT NUMB FEELING YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT. ANYWAY AFTER THEM TELLING ME MY GALL BLADDER & LIVER WERE FINE. I WAS AT CHRUCH IN SUMMER OF 2004 AND HAD A SEVERE LIVER ATTACH. I WENT HOME AND SUFFERED WITH THE PAIN ALL NIGHT. MY WIFE DROVE ME TO THE ER THE NEXT MORNING. GUESS WHAT? A GALL STONE CAME DOWN AND HAD GOTTEN STUCK IN MY COMMON BILE DUCT, WHICH ALL MOST KILLED ME. I STARTED TURNING YELLOW RUNNING A FEVER & WAS VERY SICK. THEY HAD TO GO DOWN THROUGH MY MOUTH AND PLUCK OUT A STONE FROM MY COMMON BILE DUCT. ITS CALLED A ERCP. DO YOU SEEM TO HAVE ANY PROBLEMS WITH CERTAIN FOODS? I ALWAYS SEEM TO FEEL REALLY BAD AFTER EATING A LOT OF BREAD OR DAIRY. NOW THESE SYMPTOMS WOULD SOMETIMES NOT BE RIGHT AWAY. FOOD INTOLERANCES CAN TAKE UP TO DAYS TO SHOW UP. I WENT TO SO MANY DIFFERENT DOCTOR CHECKING SO MANY DIFFERENT THING OUT. I WENT TO THIS ALLERGY DOCTOR AND TOLD HIM I THINK I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH DIFFERENT FOODS. I WANTED HIM TO DO WHAT EVER BLOOD TEST THERE WAS OUT THERE TO CHECK FOR FOOD ALLERGIES. HE JUST LIED RIGHT TO MY FACE. YOU SEE THESE ALLERGY DOCTORS WANT TO GET YOU INTO THERE OFFICE AND DO THAT STICK PIN TEST FOR ALLERGIES AND THATS NOT ACCURATE FOR FOOD ALLERGIES OF THE INTESTINES. I TESTED NEG FOR THAT STICK PIN TEST. YOU SEE THEY DON'T MAKE ANY MONEY IF I GO HAVE BLOOD WORK DONE AT SOME LAB SOMEWHERE. SO I FOUND THIS OSTEOPATHIC DOCTOR & HE SENT ME FOR SOME BLOOD TEST AND IT CAME BACK I HAD A SEVERE ALLERGIES TO SEVERAL THINGS. MILK, EGGS, WHEAT, GLUTEN, GLADIAN, PINNAPPLES, PAPAYS, ALMONDS, ALL OF WHICH THAT STICK PIN TEST SHOWED NEGATIVE. I FOUND OUT MOST OF THE TIME THESE ALLERGIES CAN SWELL UP YOUR INTESTINES AND LIVER & BILE DUCTS, WHICH CAN CAUSE THOSE STRANGE FUNNY FEELINGS YOU WERE ASKING ABOUT. I'VE LEARNED ABOUT SOMETHING CALLED A LIVER FLUSH, WHICH SAVED MY LIVE UNTIL I VERIFIED MY FOOD ALLERGIES. TO LEARN ABOUT THIS LIVER FLUSH GO TO THE CUREZONE.COM & SEARCH LIVER FLUSH. IT INVOLVES OLIVE OIL & LEMMON JUICE. IT REALLY WORKS AND YOU WILL FLUSH YOUR LIVER AND GALL BLADDER OUT. I COULD HAVE SAVED MY GALL BLADDER WITH THIS IF I WOULD HAVE LEARNED ABOUT IT EARLIER. EVEN IF ITS NOT YOUR PROBLEM YOU WOULD REALLY BENIFIT FROM DOING A FLUSH. I HOPE THIS DOESN'T SOUND TO CRAZY TO YOU, BUT YOU HAVE TO TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR HEALTH, BECAUSE THERES NOT TO MANY GOOD DOCTORS OUT THERE. I FORGOT TO MENTION THAT MOST OF THE GALL STONES WE HAVE A MADE OF CHOLESTERAL SO THEY WILL NOT SHOW UP ON A X-RAY OR CT SCAN MOST OF THE TIME UNLESS THERE HUGE. A SMALL ONE STUCK IN YOUR LIVER OR BILE DUCT AND CAUSE SEVERE PAIN. ANOTHERE GOOD SITE IS FOODINTOLERANCE.COM. I HOPE THIS MIGHT HELP YOU SOMEWAY. I know this is an old post but I was curious if you've found anything out. I have the EXACT same symptoms (including those that you had in another post). I've had XRays and Chest CT that were negative. Now my Dr wants me to do a Bone Scan because she thinks it's my ribs - I KNOW it's not and it's something under the ribs that is just radiating out. I've had the numbess for months and months but the searing hot sometimes achy pain started a few months ago. My whole side is sore to the touch now and my doc is trying to get my to physical therapy! I'm so frustrated. :confused:
    acdharrison 5 Replies
    • January 14, 2008
    • 04:36 AM
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  • I will try again. anyone have a numbness where their liver is on the right side of upper abdomen? Had tests from sept to march. all negative. It is getting worse.thanks Is the type of pain as if your liver is inflating like a "balloon"? If yes, then we hakeems call it "Reehi". First thing you could do in this case is take good care of your eating habits, ie no coffee, tea, meat and food rich in fat.
    hakeem 3 Replies
    • January 14, 2008
    • 09:29 AM
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  • Look up "sphincter of oddi disease" S.O.D. (O.K. all you Brits can stop laughing now).
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • January 16, 2008
    • 01:19 PM
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  • My stomach goes numb in one spot on the right side below my rib cage. Sometimes burns a bit, this has been going on for a year or so. Getting a stomach scope done in march but it is definetly getting worse. had tests done months ago on organs and nothing is wrong. I will try again. anyone have a numbness where their liver is on the right side of upper abdomen? Had tests from sept to march. all negative. It is getting worse.thanks
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 1, 2010
    • 08:53 PM
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