Pain in left side
I spoke to my GI doctor last week about the pain, alot of times severe,in myright side (liver area ) he said that the liver is not a muscle so the pain is not the liver itself. He said it's the surrounding tissue and that my liver is enlarged. All I know is it is a constant pain, sometimes mild, most of the time quite severe. Has anyone dealt with this and any solutions for me?
Pain is in my right side ...sorry about the typo!
Sorry you are having such issues. Have you had your Dr. check your Gall Bladder??? You've probably read some of our comments concerning the Gall Bladder and I think that the general consensus is that if your insurance will cover it - if your Dr. will order it - a HidaScan is in order. -:) An Ultra Sound might be in order first however, to rule out Gall Stones.
How did your Dr. deduce that your liver is enlarged??
I'm sure that the others will have a lot of helpful ideas and suggestions. Do what you feel is best for you and keep us informed, please.
I had my gallbladder removed over seven years ago ....he did a liver biopsy ...I am just wondering if it's possible to "unenlarge " my liver?!
Guess I need to read more Blogs! lol. Or maybe it is that I need to remember what I have read. Hmmmm??
What has your Dr. suggested be done about your pain? Is he going to pursue this??
I wonder if they could do a "liver -tuck" - you know - like a "tummy tuck". LOL I'm sorry, but that just struck me funny. I know this is serious and you are in pain and I wish I could help you, but I don't have a clue. Sure hope some of the others do.
Hi PBC - depending on the stage of your PBC the liver should reduce in size as the treatment with URSO progresses. I know exactly what you are describing and I had this when I was first diagnosed (do still get it occassionly), but with treatment my liver reduced to a normal size but it did take about a year.
So it is certainly possible to "unenlarge" your liver but as always it will depend on your situation.
wow! i never realised this. now that i am religeously taking my urso every day, fingers crossed it will , hope my midriff follows suit lol
Hi, I wonder do you take steroids for the inflammation in your liver? I take prednisalone steroids, which has taken the inflammation down significantly, and my bloods are improving. It's just a thought but my consultant told me that the gold treatment for AIH/PBC overlap is steroids and azathioprine. I start the azathioprine from my next appointment.
May be talk to your liver specialist about these treatments..I am sure that the inflammation should be treated with steroids..it's just a thought because everyone is not the same.
Also used to suffer from pain on right side. Not so much now that I have been on URSO for 2 years.
Thanks again everyone for all the insight. Unfortunately I do no see my specialists until the end of August hence all the questions from me.I am taking Urso but that's it until my appointment in August.
I too have the pain and my liver is enlarged also. I had an ultrasound done back in Nov 2011 which showed enlarged liver...but liver itself looked fine. I have been on Urso since April 2012 and it has helped a bit. My Dr said it may or may not ever go back to normal. Somedays it just feels like pressure and others it actually hurts. I have not been on prednisone but thought about asking my Dr about trying it. I hate even thinking about it cause of the bad side effects. I know I have not been of much help but do know there are some of us that feel the same pain.