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Liver pain correlation

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 09, 2011 at 11:33 PM

I've been eating the paleo way for one month. I've veered very, very little resticting myself mostly to leafy vegetables - plus carrots, radishes, and onions, berries or melon no more than once a day (fresh squeezed lime in my water), and beef with some fish (salmon, mostly.) I've kept cream - a little - and butter - quite a lot - as my only "dairy" products. And, I have had zero grains, no potatoes, and no night shades. I've been trying new fats, too, like coconut butter and ghee. And, I have a handful of almonds or walnuts every day or two.

Other than this little weirdness, I'm feeling amazing, by the way.

I have started having dull pain in the area below my ribs on the right outter side of my torso (near my natural waist.) Although it is a dull pain it gets pretty intense in an aggravating way, increasingly so. I think I'm observing that it gets worse later in the day. In fact, at first I think that's mostly when I noticed it at all. Now, it's predictably going to be part of my entire day. And, I'm able to notice it on some level pretty much all the time. I tend to drink more water later each day simply because I have time. At first I thought maybe I was having kidney issues. But, it's on the most lateral edge, again, right side only. I am very familiar with pain and discomfort of bones, muscles, and even nerves. I feel it's very safe to rule those out. Also, I had an annual doctor's visit about ten days ago and had included in my labs a request to check for any sighs of a UTI. No sign of problems.

I hate to have to go back to the doctor (hate that.) Input first - of anyone's experience in starting the paleo way?

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on October 03, 2011
at 03:48 AM

its a tough medical decision but removal of the gall bladder is the last thing you want to do. i have in the past had gall stones show up on xray and have did nothing about it. paleo eaters need a fully fuctional gall bladder, thats a given.

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on September 23, 2011
at 05:41 PM

please, go to a doctor....not an online forum if you have liver pain, cmon now...

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on September 23, 2011
at 09:31 AM

A bit rudely stated, but yes I agree with you robert, so +1. What sort of constructive advice/course of action would you apply for the questioner?

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on August 09, 2011
at 11:35 PM

Did you want your tag to say "kidney-pain" or "liver-pain"?

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Cf4576cbcc44fc7f2294135609bce9e5

on August 12, 2011
at 05:39 AM

its typical for gall bladder stones to form during weight loss conditions. the pain would be located just beneath the liver. Don't blame the paleo diet for an overweight condition.

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on September 23, 2011
at 09:31 AM

A bit rudely stated, but yes I agree with you robert, so +1. What sort of constructive advice/course of action would you apply for the questioner?

Cf4576cbcc44fc7f2294135609bce9e5

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on October 03, 2011
at 03:48 AM

its a tough medical decision but removal of the gall bladder is the last thing you want to do. i have in the past had gall stones show up on xray and have did nothing about it. paleo eaters need a fully fuctional gall bladder, thats a given.

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on September 23, 2011
at 05:14 PM

First, liver can't hurt since it doesn't have sensors for that. Galbladder stones are possible, but since you eat a lot of nuts its unlikely (nut consumption is reversely proportional with stone formation but I think association is therefor man and I don't know for how long you consume them).

Appendicitis may be another thing I guess...

You didn't say anything about how long this happens, and how often. Describe it more.

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Cf4576cbcc44fc7f2294135609bce9e5

on August 12, 2011
at 05:38 AM

its typical for gall bladder stones to form during weight loss conditions. the pain would be located just beneath the liver. Don't blame the paleo diet for an overweight condition.

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on August 10, 2011
at 02:07 PM

I'd seriously go back and request a Liver Function Test - a lot of problems with the liver don't actually manifest themselves with physically obvious symptoms until it's quite late stage. [Cirrhosis, hepatitis &tc.]

You didn't say what your diet was like pre-paleo, and this may have induced possible liver problems if it was high in fructose, alcohol &tc.

Have you also been feeling overly tired of late?

My recommendation is to please nip this in the bud now and get an LFT: a healthy liver is at the core of a healthy digestive system, and of a healthy functioning human.

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