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Does hepatitis cause severe pain?

Does hepatitis cause severe pain?

Occasionally the pains in the upper part of the abdomen spread to the rest of the abdomen. This can cause generalised abdominal pains that can result in quite severe discomfort. Many people with chronic HCV suffer from aches and pains in their joints.

What pain reliever is safe for cirrhosis?

In general, acetaminophen at reduced dosing is a safe option. In patients with cirrhosis, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs should be avoided to avert renal failure, and opiates should be avoided or used sparingly, with low and infrequent dosing, to prevent encephalopathy.

What pain medication does not affect the liver?

Ibuprofen and other NSAIDs rarely affect the liver. Unlike acetaminophen (Tylenol), most NSAIDs are absorbed completely and undergo negligible liver metabolism.

Can a chronic hepatitis B infection cause pain?

But chronic hepatitis B is different. Most of us have had this infection since childhood and over time it rarely causes us any symptoms. Usually, disease causes pain, it is nature’s way of telling us that a health problem is getting worse.

Why does my liver hurt when I have hepatitis?

The gallbladder is sensitive to inflammation, pressure, liver expansion and chemicals and can cause cramping, burning, and radiating pain. Because up to 50 percent of chronic hepatitis patients have gallbladder problems, gallbladder pain is often mistaken for liver pain.

What should you not do if you have Hep C?

Alcohol, Illegal Drugs, and Cigarettes. Don’t drink any alcohol unless your doctor says it’s OK. It can speed up damage to your liver cells. Recreational drugs in general are no good for your liver. For example, marijuana may lead to faster liver scarring.

What should I do if I have pain in my liver?

Treating liver pain. Remedies. If you experience liver pain in the morning after a heavy meal or a night of drinking alcohol, drink plenty of water. Try to avoid fatty or heavy foods for a few days, and sit up straight to take pressure off the liver.

But chronic hepatitis B is different. Most of us have had this infection since childhood and over time it rarely causes us any symptoms. Usually, disease causes pain, it is nature’s way of telling us that a health problem is getting worse.

What kind of pain meds can I take for Hep B?

I had Chronic Hep B diagnosed in 1991 until liver transplant in 2011. For pain due to liver/gall bladder related issues my doctor prescribed generic oxycodone and/or generic hydrocodone. These drugs are available without the added tylenol, which, as mentioned in an earlier answer, is the most hepatotoxic ingredient in traditional pain meds.

The gallbladder is sensitive to inflammation, pressure, liver expansion and chemicals and can cause cramping, burning, and radiating pain. Because up to 50 percent of chronic hepatitis patients have gallbladder problems, gallbladder pain is often mistaken for liver pain.

Are there any pain relievers that aren’t harmful to the liver?

I would guess maybe it would depend on what type of pain your are having & on a scale of 1 to 10 what degree your pain is on a daily basis. I just read a good article on WebMD recently that narcotic pain killers do not harm the liver. It’s the tylenol they put in them that does the harm. These are new studies that have recently come out.