Hi all - hope you’re all keeping well. I’ve not posted much for a few weeks but I have regularly been checking in to see how all are.
For anyone that has seen my previous posts I convinced myself I had a liver issue but after some clear bloods, an ultrasound and a fibroscan I was diagnosed with rib cage cartilage inflammation - which put my mind at rest a bit albeit I have remained off the booze and coffee which seemed to make things worse before.
I have been doing ok and the pain seems to be getting better BUT today at work I was given a coffee instead of tea which I drunk for the first time in ages.
Within an hour I had a defuse pain across my upper right abdomen and ribs (right up to about an inch below my nipple) that is still there now, about 8 hours later.
Is it physically possible that coffee can cause this type of pain to the liver?
I guess that caffeine gets into the blood and is then cleansed by the liver but can’t explain the pain given the liver does have the ability to feel pain? Apologies if I am totally off track!
Many thanks all! 😃