Hepatic Lipidosis Most common form of severe liver disease in cats. Most often seen in obese cats suddenly subjected to dietary deprivation. May also be associated with diabetes mellitus, drug injury and toxicity. Thedisease seems to result from the sudden mobilisation of the bodies fat stores which quickly overwhelms the liver's ability to process the raw fat into useful nutrients. The fat accumulates in the liver rapidly and causes acute liver failure. The end result is a swollen, greasy liver which is fragile and yellow to see. The cats present with complete lack of appetite and many signs of acute liver failure. Treatment is based on the provision of a highly nutritious diet to provide the energy required to run the body, stop the ongoing mobilisation of the fat stores, and drive the liver to decrease the fatty accumulation in the liver. Treatment is difficult and a long process.
Cirrhosis happens in response to damage to your liver. Each time your liver is damaged, it tries to repair itself and in the process a scar tissue forms. According to Mayo Clinic , the liver damage done by cirrhosis generally can’t be undone. But if liver cirrhosis is diagnosed early and the cause is treated, further damage can be limited and, rarely, reversed. In your case the cirrhosis is in its early stages and you didn’t experience any serious symptoms so I think it should encourage you in your efforts to avoid bad habits that damage your liver and take a good care of it.
Other symptoms may accompany liver pain. The following are some of the possibilities ( some of these, found with liver discomfort, may indicate a serious condition):
Portal hypertension ; breathing troubles ; eating disorders; exhaustion ; itching ; jaundice ; pain when breathing or coughing; right shoulder pain; swollen testes
Liver pain and abdominal pain in general are sometimes confused with each other. For reference purposes on this site, all upper-right abdominal pain is considered as potentially being liver pain. A doctor or medical professional may be able to determine the difference between particular types of pain in the abdomen, and whether they are related to the liver itself. Kidney pain is distinguished as it is located below the liver. Pancreas pain is also distinct, as it is also underneath.
Excessive drinking, or alcohol abuse, is commonly associated with liver pain. However, such pain as a symptom after drinking may also imply another underlying cause (such as hepatitis), which could itself be caused or worsened by the alcohol.
Diagnosis and treatment
A doctor may use some of the other present symptoms to assist in making a diagnosis of the liver pain cause. Treatment methods that may be used vary based on the diagnosis of the underlying cause. You can learn more about the particular potential causes mentioned on this site. Liver pain treatment methods may also include symptomatic options to relieve the pain and other symptoms experienced by the patient.