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04/20/2009

Question:

I`ve tried to commit suicide a couple of times. I was wondering if by doing that if it could cause liver cancer? I have had pains under my right rib cage area for some time now. What could this pain be?

Answer:

The pain you describe can be caused by a number of things including gallbladder problems. Attempting to commit suicide by drug overdose may cause damage to the liver or other body organs and you should definitely see your primary care physician to have a regular check-up.

We do not know yet what causes liver cancer (or other cancers for that matter) and I would not assume that's what is causing your pain. Go ahead and see your physician to find an explanation for your symptoms.

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Response by:

Radu   Saveanu, MD Radu Saveanu, MD
Formerly:
Associate Professor
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University