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Is a fatty liver painful

Is a fatty liver painful

The symptoms of NAFLD Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and NASH nonalcoholic steatohepatitis are identical. They are very bland not dramatic and nonspecific can also be observed in other diseases. They can occur at any adult age and, in children, usually appear after 10 years of age. Actually, most patients have no symptoms. They may, however, experience occasional, vague right upperquadrant abdominal pain below the ribcage on the right side. This pain characteristically is dull and aching, without a predictable pattern of occurrence. It is not an intense, sudden, and severe pain, as might occur with, for example, gallstones. The abdominal pain in NAFLD and NASH is thought to be due to the stretching of the liver covering capsule when the liver enlarges and/or when there is inflammation in the liver.

A fatty liver, on its own, generally produces no symptoms. Sometimes in fatty liver disease or nonalcoholic steatohepatitis NASH, you may develop a dull ache in your upper right abdomen, a possible sign of an enlarged liver

If you have been diagnosed with fatty liver and are having these pains, talk to your doctor immediately, in the event it is another liverrelated complication.

If you are having these chronic muscle spasms and pressure/pain and dont know the cause, please dont attempt to selfdiagnose. Abdominal pain in the upper right quadrant can have a variety of sources, most commonly the gallbladder. Since your pain is ongoing, a visit to the doc is in order. As it is the weekend, you might also call your local AskANurse for professional advice.