Is liver pain common with lupus? I’ve had an ultra sound scan and nothing shows up yet the pain is persisting. Has anyone else experienced this? Going to ask my doctor for a referral to a gastro at my next visit.
Did they rule out anything in blood work? Did they ultrasound your gallbladder? Mine was my gallbladder! Hugs!
My liver function numbers were high for 15 years before I had one come back normal. I did not let the drs do any biopsies or tests other than blood work and ultrasounds which, over the years, proved every time that I did not have fatty liver. I did have pains at times that would rise up and be pretty uncomfortable at times but they would always pass. Once I was diagnosed with lupus and put me on cellcept the functions are almost always in normal range. Not sure if that helps but anything is possible with lupus.
Standard/ongoing blood tests for lupus also monitor liver in at least couple of different ways. Maybe the blood work you are waiting on will have those as well. Liver can be affected but pain is typically not what is experienced. Hope you feel better!
All shell fish, yes, lobster, shrimp too, are not good for our livers. However, they are excellent for our thyroids.... pick & choose your diet.
If you have Hep C, you'll want to google diet for that, need to see
a Hep C specialist if any of you have concerns about A, B. or C.
I did chemo for 7 months for Hep C, it killed it (& almost killed me!).
I had stage 1 for over 40 years (& I love my wine!). It has not returned & I
do get to have my wine at times..... so happy I did the chemo & it's all
behind me. Next!! LOL
My liver has been badly damaged from the Lupus
My first indication was when I turned yellow. After liver biopsy was confirmed I have autoimmune hepatitis
There can be pain
All my organs have been affected at one time or another
Ask to see a liver specialist