Liver Injuries Symptoms & Causes

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How are liver injuries diagnosed?

Liver injuries may be diagnosed in different ways. Most children with liver injuries have pain in the upper right part of their abdomen, their right back or on top of their right shoulder. Pressing on or under the right ribs may hurt. With a severe liver injury the child may feel lightheaded, be pale, or have a weak pulse, all findings related to internal bleeding. Children who might have a liver injury should be evaluated immediately by a doctor.

What causes liver injuries?

Accidents involving a motor vehicle(s) are one of the most common causes of liver injuries. Other causes include falls, sports related incidents or assaults.

  • pain in the upper right part of the abdomen
  • pain on the right side of the back
  • pain on the top of the right shoulder
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