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Dr. Patricia Foster
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Palpation (Overview)

Subjective awareness of once own heart beat.


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What is palpation?

What is palpation?

To touch: A physician can make many diagnoses simply by knowing what things feel like. "i found a mass on palpation of the thyroid" means the doctor felt a lump there. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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Palpation (Overview)

Subjective awareness of once own heart beat.


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In my report, my GI stated my 'liver feels soft on palpation, 3-4cm ' what does this mean?

In my report, my GI stated my 'liver feels soft on palpation, 3-4cm ' what does this mean?

Liver edge: A normal liver feels soft and the edge of liver can be palpated below the ribcage around roughly that distance, If there are no symptoms associated then it may mean normal liver however without whole clinical picture the comment is null. ...Read more

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I just started taking DeCarb and Tri-cinia citrimax and I am diabetic are they safe. Since last night i have been having serious palpation ?

Discontinue : you should discontinue the supplements as you are having side effects. Be careful about using these types is supplements because they can sometimes be contaminated or produce toxic effects. Check the FDA website about adverse effect reports. ...Read more

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On palpation by Dr I had real pain in my right side of abdomin superior to umbilicus. I had no symptoms of anything re GIT. How is it possible?

On palpation by Dr I had real pain in my right side of abdomin superior to umbilicus. I had no symptoms of anything re GIT. How is it possible?

Abd pain: You may have a sensitivity there that hasn't clinically shown up yet. If you were very tender then an ultrasound of the area might give some more info. Early issues could be seen prior to a problem developing. ...Read more

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How would you take a blood pressure by palpation?

How would you take a blood pressure by palpation?

See answer: Instead of using the stethoscope to hear the Pulse decrease through the artery, you feel (palpate) the pulse in the radial artery...Inflate the cuff rapidly to 70 mmHg, and increase by 10 mm Hg increments while palpating the radial pulse. Note the level of pressure at which the pulse disappears and subsequently reappears during deflation will be systolic blood pressure. ...Read more

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Weird heart palpation! only happened once so do I tell anyone?

Weird heart palpation! only happened once so do I tell anyone?

Palpitations: Palpitations are frequently related to benign premature beats. Nearly all of us get them but most of us don't notice them. Only 1 episode (especially if brief and fleeting is of little concern) is reassuring but pay attention and if frequent or sustained please get evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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Clicking under left lower ribs with palpation luq with no pain.

Clicking under left lower ribs with palpation luq with no pain.

Costochondral joint: The ribs are comprised of both bone and cartilage. At the junction of the two is the costochondral junction. Your clicking could be due to a separation or dislocation at this junction. No emergency, but see your doctor to be sure. ...Read more