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Why does liver not have nerve ending?

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Saieesha
Member since 24 March 2017 22 December 2017 at 09:19

The liver itself has no sensory nerve endings in its interior. It does have sensory nerve endings in its surface.The organ itself can’t feel pain. Even so, the sensation of liver pain can occur because the layer of tissue that surrounds the organ called Glisson’s Capsule does contain nerves.This is most likely to happen when the liver swells, any diseases affecting the liver that increase its size can result in liver pain, as the enlarged liver presses on its outer capsule.Liver disease can cause pain in the abdomen and the upper right-hand area of the chest as it does with hepatitis or fatty liver disease, or with cancer of the liver. As liver function declines, secondary pains can occur in almost any part of the body but most commonly in the abdominal area.