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Pain and HCV

Did you have pain or do you have pain the the mid right quadrant of your upper body ? The area where your liver.
42%
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Never
36%
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Occasional
21%
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Frequent
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The area where your liver is*
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never.  belle
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179856_tn?1333550962
Never do unless it's a pulled muscle or a stomach ache.  
Never did even at stage 3 for 20-25 years.
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no...me neither James..
Hope all is well with you...
Will
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Nope, and stage 4 here.
Stay well guy
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Never had any pain either
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163305_tn?1333672171
Nope, and I had decompensated cirrhosis and landed up having to get a transplant. I did have swelling from my spleen.

The one time I had pain close to the area it was muscular.
A massage took it away.
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No. And I have stage II liver cancer and End-Stage Liver Disease.

Hector
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Yes, Turned out to be my gall bladder. This is what alerted me to my HCV status through the blood tests. jm
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Yep for a number of years.  After they ruled out gallbladder disease and cleared an upper GI, Hep C was dx'd.  Still get pain frequently.
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No, my husband does not have pain.  He is beginning Cirrhosis.
Advocate1955
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Yes, dull pain just at the edge of the ribs
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1420486_tn?1384796753
  Have felt something since starting and ending tx.  Not pain, I simply know where my liver is at now , where-as before I never felt anything in the liver area
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Hi Will all is well with me.  I'm just wondering about this symptom.
Hope all is well and happy TG!

James
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Hey James,

I don't think so.  I do, however, have a tendency to get gas pockets every so often, and it sounds like a similar pain.  Here is a thread I thought might interest you:

http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Gastroenterology---Digestive-Disorders/Annoying-Discomfort-Right-Rib-Cage/show/231339

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No serious pain but the area does tend to be sort of vaguely uncomfortable. Discomfort was occasional before Tx, is frequent since I'm on Tx. I've had HCV for 30 years and have stage 4 cirrhosis.
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Yes and I was told it was the gall bladder but have no test confirming it yet
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Only during acute phase onset. Identical to HAV and HBV acute phase onset. Also identical to pain of gallstone caught in common bile duct. Talking about doubled over, curled up, someone just took a baseball bat to me pain.
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Oddly yes I have had right quadrant pain for over 2 years and was about to get my gall bladder removed but referred to GE for hep c tx instead.  I have finished 5 mths of tx and am UND but just had pain again yesterday.  Stones may be cause but glad to get rid of virus too.
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No pain there
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No pain.

No pain at all, even though my husband had hcv, cirrhosis, and an almost 12 cm HCC (liver cancer).  Through the diagnosis process, every doctor was amazed that he didn't have ANY upper right quadrant pain whatsoever.  The surgeon and his nurse who removed the tumor were actually the first to point out that the liver has no sensation of pain.  However, in hep c, hepatomegaly (swelling of the liver) in acute or progressed disease may cause painful pressure, and gall bladder disease, not uncommon in hcv, so there are other 'associated' causes of URQ pain as well as non-associated causes.
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I should qualify that he does now have severe URQ pain but that is not unexpected with Stage 4 liver cancer.
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yes, but moderate and sporadic.
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Having the dull RUQ pain and unending fatigue was what led to my diagnosis in 1994.  Doctor had already run all the gallbladder tests and GI tests and all of that was negative for diagnosing the pain.  That led him to run a test for Hepatitis Panel and voila, I was diagnosed.  Susan400
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