I have a persistent itching sensation on the left side of my rib cage. Can this be a sign of liver disease? . I am very worried about this. All my liver function tests have been normal and I don't have jaundice, broken veins, etc
For several years I felt I might be an alcoholic ....or on the verge of being one or at least drinking too often. While I drank frequently, it was only for parties or to ease social anxiety ( not that I'm minimizing this) . Those times were binge drinking, and I had hangovers several times a month. I never drank alone.
But things changed for the better in the last few years. For instance, I stillnever drink alone but only when I have social anxiety, like when I have to be in groups of people, especially large ones.
Since we're not huge party people, I drink maybe 2 -3 times a month. However, when I do drink, I tend to drink more than the recommended amount per hour because it helps me relax, (but no hangover the next day) .
I also go out of my way to avoid drinking frequently, even making excuses about being "sick" to keep my drinking to a minimum.
How common is localized itching as a sign of liver disease?