Can liver cancer make our belly hurt?
Where and how does the belly hurt when we have liver cancer?
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Liver cancer can cause pain in the upper right abdomen.
This pain is usually a sharp pain that suddenly appears and rapidly worsens.
Usually it’s originated because one of the blood vessels of liver cancer breaks, causing a bleeding inside the liver.
This accumulated blood causes the sudden stretching of the liver sheath, the Glisson’s capsule. The stretching stimulates the nerve endings of pain receptors that reach the liver, so pain appears.
If bleeding does not occur, although the tumor grows in the liver and therefore is stretching the capsule that surrounds it, as it does so slowly, nerve stimulation is low grade and pain won’t appear.
This can cause an unspecific nuisance, which is confused with other causes of abdominal discomfort.