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Can you tell me what the medical term murphy or murphy's sign, mean?

Can you tell me what the medical term murphy or murphy's sign, mean?

Murphy's sign is: A test for gallbladder disease in which the patient is asked to inhale while the examiner's fingers are hooked under the liver border at the bottom of the rib cage. The inspiration causes the gallbladder to descend onto the fingers, producing pain if the gallbladder is inflamed. Deep inspiration can be very much limited. (Mosby's Medical Dictionary)
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I had an ultrasound done, and everything came out normal buti have mild murphy sign. Can someone please explain to me what that is n if its dangerous?

I had an ultrasound done, and everything came out normal buti have mild murphy sign. Can someone please explain to me what that is n if its dangerous?

Pain: Murphy's sign is a descriptive term meaning pain over the gallbladder region while the technician performs the ultrasound procedure. The technician will tell the radiologist that you had pain during the test and it is reported. It has little or no meaning unless there is an abnormal finding on the ultrasound. ...Read more

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Can anyone recommend a christian psychologist near blairsville, ga or murphy, nc? Is that allowable to ask?

Can anyone recommend a christian psychologist near blairsville, ga or murphy, nc? Is that allowable to ask?

Allowable: It's allowable to ask, but you might get a better response by checking with your local psychological association -- or the "find a therapist" search engine at http://www. Psychologytoday. Com/. ...Read more

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My dr says I have a positive murphy's sign and ruq pain. No gallbladder. What else can cause a positive murphy sign? I am scheduled for an mri.

Not specific: Murphy's sign is a physical exam or ultrasound finding where pressure around the area of the gallbladder (RUQ) elicits an abrupt halt in inspiration due to pain usually associated with inflammation of the gallbladder. You do not specify why your gallbladder was removed. Other reasons for a positive murphy's sign include: liver mass or hematoma, abscess in the area including intestinal causes. ...Read more

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Flank pain back & abdomen, nausea, diarrhea, chills, temp 99.8, no appetite, positive Murphy's, blood in urine, elevated liver enzymes, neg. Ultrasoun?

Flank pain back & abdomen, nausea, diarrhea, chills, temp 99.8, no appetite, positive Murphy's, blood in urine, elevated liver enzymes, neg. Ultrasoun?

Here are some. ..: Your current scenario needs timely professional attention, care, and Rx disregarding availability of healthcare. So, collect & bring the info on the onset, degree, duration, interval, evolution, and progress of all the symptoms over time to Doc for analysis + physicals + possible tests such as CT of abdomen so to deduce possible Dx for proposing reasonable Rx/care. Don't wait. Best wish. .. ...Read more

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I wake up ib middle of night at have the munchies. I can't control it. During day im fine. What is the problem?

I wake up ib middle of night at have the munchies. I can't control it. During day im fine. What is the problem?

Eating Disorder: You do have a eating disorder and needs to be checked by your doctor as it is not normal. You need to have examination including your weight and height ad bmi, blood test for sugar etc and these symptoms as a part of your psychiatric history, sleep history, and your meds. ...Read more

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Can a mc murry's test be pos one day (after injury) then neg 3-4wks later...and why? The injury wouldn't resolve that quick, would it?

Can a mc murry's test be pos one day (after injury) then neg 3-4wks later...and why? The injury wouldn't resolve that quick, would it?

No: Depends on the examiner and the examinee. If the internal tissues (the ligaments of the knee) were stretched they won't repair themselves in just a few weeks. ...Read more

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For about 3 months my bm have changed from hard brown to soft mushy green. Sometimes pile like and fluffy. Diet has changed. That's bout it?

For about 3 months my bm have changed from hard brown to soft mushy green. Sometimes pile like and fluffy. Diet has changed. That's bout it?

Normal variation: The color of poo is derived from the waste pigment that end up in the bile, which is added to the intestines from the liver. It starts out an intense green ; over time may change thru yellow to brown. The germs of the intestine convert the pigment as it transits the digestive tract. The less germ action the less color change.Loose stools are often a greenish color for this reason, diet matters. ...Read more

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How to interpret RBC morph scan results?

RBC appearance: The microscopic appearance of your RBCs can be helpful in establishing a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a mushy knot on the left side of my neck that is causing pain what could it be?

I have a mushy knot on the left side of my neck that is causing pain what could it be?

Neck pain: Usually a knot within the muscle tissue is called a "taut band" or tightened up muscle fibers that occur from an injury to the region. ...Read more

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How can I prevent over eating on weekends when I'm home alone and surrounded by munchies?

How can I prevent over eating on weekends when I'm home alone and surrounded by munchies?

Lose munchies: If they are in the house, you will eventually eat them. Replace them with healthy snacks like carrots, some mixed nuts, and fruits. Don't test your willpower because you will eventually give in to temptation if they are in the house and you don't have better alternatives. ...Read more

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If u don't eat anything with bulk. Like if u eat always soft food. Will that cause bms to be soft loose mushy.

If u don't eat anything with bulk. Like if u eat always soft food. Will that cause bms to be soft loose mushy.

NO: Eating processed food which can be soft and mushy and contain no fiber can still lead to constipation. Its not so much the consistency of the food that leads to a well formed bowel movement as it is the fiber and fluid content. There are other conditions such as anxiety and fat absorption problems that can lead to looser stools. If loose stools persist, you might discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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Every now & then when I eat something that don't agree I'll have a big BM. It will be soft loose mushy. Mostly green. What would cause this?

Every now & then when I eat something that don't agree I'll have a big BM. It will be soft loose mushy. Mostly green. What would cause this?

Green bowels: Seems like what we call "gastrocolic reflex" where eating causes colon spasms and thus a bowel movement. The color of stills unless black or red are not of much significance. See your doctor for evaluation ...Read more

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Why would a mans testicle be extremely mushy and sometimes painful?

Why would a mans testicle be extremely mushy and sometimes painful?

Perhaps infection: Mushy implies either atrophy or possibly trauma, which should be obvious from the history.
Tenderness iimplies inflamation.
In any case, testicualr examination and possibly ultrasound are necessary, to exclude any serious pathology, such as a tumor/cancer (which is usually painless). ...Read more

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My son poops 3-4 times a day and its very mushy. He is 2 yrs old. Is that normal?

My son poops 3-4 times a day and its very mushy. He is 2 yrs old. Is that normal?

YES...: As long as he is growing normally, no gastro-intestinal or growth related issues, this is normal. Stool frequency, amount and consistency depends mainly on what he is eating. Talk to his pediatrician in next visit if any concern. ...Read more

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What are the characteristics of cancerous lumps? Should they be painful? Are they mushy?

What are the characteristics of cancerous lumps? Should they be painful? Are they mushy?

Variable: Usually cancerous lumps like in the breast are hard and don't move well. Benign ones are usually softer, moveable, and can be tender. No way to tell for sure without seeing a doc and perhaps doing a biopsy depending on the physical findings. Have someone look at it! ...Read more

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I had c diff about a year ago. My BMs never returned to my normal. They range from kinda formed to soft. Soft loose. Loose mushy. Any thoughts?

I had c diff about a year ago. My BMs never returned to my normal. They range from kinda formed to soft. Soft loose. Loose mushy. Any thoughts?

Probiotics?: Have you given pro-biotics or cultured yogurt a try? You usually have to take them for around 2 weeks to a month to replenish gut flora...good luck. ...Read more

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I'm always having soft loose or loose mushy BMs. Mostly every morning after waking up. Very messy looks greasy oily. What is wrong? Is this normal?

I'm always having soft loose or loose mushy BMs. Mostly every morning after waking up. Very messy looks greasy oily. What is wrong? Is this normal?

Not usual: But depends on diet, meds, health conditions, stress, etc. Should see your Dr or a Gastroenterologist for thorough history and evaluation. ...Read more

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I had a few small bites of a crispy chicken strip sandwich before I realized it wasn't fully cooked inside. It looked clearish and mushy. Will I get sick?

I had a few small bites of a crispy chicken strip sandwich before I realized it wasn't fully cooked inside. It looked clearish and mushy. Will I get sick?

Unlikely.: It happens all the time this kind of things. Small amount, healthy person, clean source means very low likelihood that you are going to get sick. ...Read more

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Why is it that I have constant loose mushy stools?

Why is it that I have constant loose mushy stools?

Umean 24/7 constant?: "Plugging up" diarrhea will not cure an infection/dysbiosis, fix an inflammatory process, improve an ischemic gut, address malabsorption/maldigestion, or correct a functional issue. Medical evaluation is recommended appropriate to duration/persistence of symptoms, associations (bleeding, weight loss, pain, vomiting), as well as your other medical co-morbidities. Call doctor please & get checked. ...Read more