Can a fatty liver cause right side stomach pain?

Q. I have a fatty liver and feel pain on the right side of my stomach. Please advise.

Answered by
Dr. Ajeet Kumar
and medically reviewed by Dr. Sneha Kannan
This is a premium question & answer published on May 05, 2020 and last reviewed on: Aug 08, 2023

Hi doctor,

I have fatty liver and I have pain on the right side of my stomach. When I touch it, it produces warm pain and I feel warm inside. Currently, I am taking Liv 52 DS. Before stopping it, I was using it for two to three months. I am not going walking and doing exercise for a month. After taking Ateroz 10 mg, my cholesterol level is under control. Please advice.



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I understand your concern. It seems that pain over the stomach occurs secondary to increase gas production and acid production. As there is no weight loss in these last six months, I reassure you that it is not a serious problem. There are many factors that can abnormally increase gas and acid production. The common factors are stress, anxiety, sleeplessness, and weight gain. You can take tablet Rifaximin 200 mg (antibiotic) thrice daily for three weeks. If these symptoms do not subside, you can consider doing some investigations. Currently, there is no approved medicine for fatty liver and so stop taking Liv 52 DS (capparis spinosa and cichorium) if you are taking it for fatty liver. Weight reduction helps to improve your fatty liver.

The Probable causes:

You seem to have uninvestigated dyspepsia and fatty liver disease.

Investigations to be done:

You need to do a liver function test and fibroscan.

Regarding follow up:

Have a follow-up after two weeks.

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