I used to drink quite a bit for the past 6 years and my diet has been poor (lots of carbs, meat but not much greens or fiber). I'm not overweight. I started getting pain under my right rib cage. Dull ache and felt swollen. All of my tests came back normal. Normal liver function, normal kidney. CT scans and ultrasound came back normal. Other than the dull ache and feeling of swelling I feel fine.
I'm scared I scarred my liver or did damage due to the alcohol, but the doctor said he doesn't think so. I basically cut back all drinking to a couple beers in the evening now and after three months the pain is getting better.
How do you know if you have a liver problem? I'm scared of cirhossis and possible cancer. Are there other indicators other than a biospy?