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Suggest Ways To Rule Out A Liver Abscess

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Posted on Mon, 20 Nov 2017
Question: I woke up with this symptom 2days ago. Tenderness on right side over my liver...under all ribs. No redness or swelling that I can discern. Pretty sure it's not muscle strain.


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Answered by Dr. Manjunath Metri (16 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Could be due to Liver abscess...

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to HealthcareMagic,
I thank you for posting your query here and I am definitely going to help you out..

I read your question completely and have understood it well...

Please note:

1. Firstly, I'd appreciate that you have given a good description of your problem.

2. I strongly feel it might be due to Liver abscess...

3. Please get an ultrasound abdomen and we can know what exactly it is for sure...

4. Later, we can treat the cause...

Hope this helps you.
In case you need further assistance, please contact me back.

Take care
Regards

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Manjunath Metri (29 minutes later)
Since I don't drink excessively or use drugs, could it be something else? Only drug I've been takin g recently is Ibuprofen 200mg 2 tabs twice a day for other pain.
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Answered by Dr. Manjunath Metri (2 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Better to get an Ultrasound Abdomen

Detailed Answer:
Hi, and Thank you for getting back.

Yes, you are right to some extent, though liver abscess occurs mostly in alcoholics. It can even occur in non-alcoholics as well...

So, in my opinion, the best option for you is to get an Ultrasound Abdomen as it'll clarify the scenario further (also will help to pinpoint the diagnosis)...

Hope this helps you...

Kind regards


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Manjunath Metri (10 minutes later)
Thank you for your reply. Since I can't get the ultrasound until Monday, could this be simple liver inflammation due to taking Ibuprofen. Since I have a good diet and don't drink or use any other drugs, I am just curious as to the cause.
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Answered by Dr. Manjunath Metri (2 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Very minimal chance that it can be an inflammation

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for getting back...

The liver usually won't get inflamed easily unless there is some kind of cause like abscess/infection again...

It's ok you can get a scan on Monday itself.

But, do take simple paracetamol instead Ibuprofen for pain.

Take care



Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Manjunath Metri (12 minutes later)
Thanks . Will do.
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Answered by Dr. Manjunath Metri (2 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Most welcome...

Detailed Answer:
You're most Welcome and please get back with the report...

Take care


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Suggest Ways To Rule Out A Liver Abscess

Brief Answer: Could be due to Liver abscess... Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome to HealthcareMagic, I thank you for posting your query here and I am definitely going to help you out.. I read your question completely and have understood it well... Please note: 1. Firstly, I'd appreciate that you have given a good description of your problem. 2. I strongly feel it might be due to Liver abscess... 3. Please get an ultrasound abdomen and we can know what exactly it is for sure... 4. Later, we can treat the cause... Hope this helps you. In case you need further assistance, please contact me back. Take care Regards