Andrew Mason, MBBS MRCPI
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine,
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
What causes the Upper right quadrant pain that so many of us have?
We think that it may be due to an enlargement of the liver.
Is there anything that can be done to help this pain (Liver)?
Occasionally some get relief from laying on their left side.
Thomas Shaw-Stiffel, MD
Living Donor Liver Transplantation
Univ of Pittsburgh
Medical Center – Presbyterian Hospital Center for Liver Diseases
What causes the Upper Right Quadrant pain that so many of us with PBC have. I know the liver does not have nerve endings but the pain is very real.
Many patients with other liver conditions especially hepatitis C complain about this. Perhaps it’s due to stretching of the capsule or outer lining of the liver and that might be the case in PBC since most cases of PBC and other cholestatic disorders have an enlarged liver.