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So last year after being told that my abdominal pain was due to GERD, I was finally dignosed with non alcoholic fatty liver which my doctor said was only very mild...which is weird that it's causing me so much pain and discomfort and after many blood tests, nothing was found. He told me just to lose weight. I am so exhausted lately and keep putting on weight even though I try so hard. I don't know what to do. I'm afraid that maybe I was misdignosed? I only had an ultrasound done... Anyone else experience middle pain and side pain with feeling extremely tired from having NAFL?

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    Don't know about pain with fatty liver but eliminating all sugars and starches will reduce a fatty liver and your weight.

    Have you had a Helicobactor Pylori test?  That can cause a lot of pain, and many other problems.  Also ask for an Iron Studies test - might help find out why you have NAFL.

     

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    I have had GERD for over 30 years and have had ulcers from this.  I started having bad pains on my right side of stomach below rib cage almost every time I ate anything.  After 5 months I finally went to my GP.  He did a blood test, urine, etc., and when that came back I had a C-T scan and then his office called me with 2 appointments with two specialists.  One was a liver specialist and one with a kidney specialist.  The liver doctor did a bunch of tests and an ultra sound.  When the results were in she told me I had a nonalocholic fatty liver and my blood was all out of wack.  I was told I had a life long history of Metabolic Syndrome Resistance that my body was resistent to my own insulin.  I then went to see the kidney doctor and he asked if I knew why I was here and I said no.  He told me I had a tumor on my kidney and I had a 80% change of it being cancer.  I was told I need to get this removed ASAP but the liver doctor would have to clear me for surgery.  I was cleared and had the tumor removed and it was NOT CANCER.  That night in the hospital I had a horrible pain in my right side (my surgery was on the left side) and they sent in a doctor and they gave me a shot for pain.  This pain lasted for 45 minutes and it was awful.  Then all of a sudden the pain went away.  I think it was a gallbladder attack.

    I then had a liver biopsy and 50% of my liver is fatty.  I am now seeing another doctor who is trying to get my blood more in line. 

    I have had a HIDA Scan and it came back normal.  The long and short of it is after 10 months of pain and all the tests I have been through I have more pain then I did and the tests were done but that's about it.

    I hope you have better luck than I have had.

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      I'm glad it wasn't cancer. I had an abdominal ultrasound checking out my Kidneys and everything that is how they found the slight fatty liver but apparently my blood tests don't scream anything. Also I've had an full torso x-ray done, tons of blood tests as well. My body is pretty sensitive. I knew I was pregnant at just under 6 weeks, even though the test was very faint, I had a blood test to confirm. I can also feel when I have a small ovarian cyst and can feel when I am ovulating. I have also had an upper endoscopy done to see if I have ulcers in my stomach and that was clear. 
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    Hi,

    I was diagnosed with NAFLD after having a CT Scan and I do have the ocassional pain on my  front right and can travel to my back area.  Sometimes it feels like something(I'm thinking my liver) is trying to push out from under my ribs.  As for the tiredness..I could be rip van wrinkle's long lost daughter.  Tired all the time. I was told the same thing..lose weight.  Ws also told to cut out the starches and sugars and to cut out alcohol.  I'm a self confessed carb Wh**e and love my pasta, breads and rice so it hasn't been easy.  That said I'm on a fat loss plan called the Food lovers Fat Lost System and it helps reset your metabolism and shows you how to loose weight by adjusting portions and combinations of foods.  So far I've lost 8 pounds in the last month.  One of the main things it teaches is that you should have a protein with every meal.  I can't eat red meat so I use protein supplements (drink mixes, pills) and eat other things more often like eggs, chicken and fish. It also stresses the importance of eating a snack inbetween meals and drinking lots of water.  I was skeptical at first because I was thinking how can I loose weight if I'm eating all the time. But it does work. 

    One thing about NAFLD is that you shouldn't loose weight too fast because this can actually be bad for the liver. You'll find lots of contradictory articles but you've come to the right place for good sound advice.  The people on here have been living with this and can steer you in the right direction.

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