Pain in side like'stitch'
Jul 25, 2003
I have been diagnosed HIV+ since January and started combination therapy very early on, about 1 month after seroconversion. Am taking Kaletra, Zerit and 3TC. Hve noticed a slight pain in my right side, especially when breathing out and extending my stomach. Could this be inflammation of my liver due to the drugs I'm taking? Its not a big deal but wonder if I should have a liver function test?
Response from Dr. Henry
Vague abdominal pain/complaints is very common with a regimen such as yours. Besides liver irritation, direct stomach irritation, bloating (increase in gas production), motility disturbances pancreatitis, or other conditions could be drug related. Most HIV docs routinely monitor liver status periodically while on treatment (you may have had that checked already). Prior hepatitis C/B and other conditions may make the liver more vulnerable to irritation. You should discuss with your HIV doc who likely would evaluate you to make sure nothing seriousis evloving. KH
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