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Why Do Doctors Push On Your Stomach
Physical exam: Abdominal exam is an essential part of physical examination. Conditions such as enlargement of the spleen, enlargement of the liver, gall bladder, kidneys can be felt in related diseases. Additionally there are specific areas of the abdomen where pain with pushing(palpating) could tell about possible underlying disease condition such as appendicitis etc. ...Read more
Should never: A physician breaks the law if he/she abandons a patient without fair notice & must refer to specialists who may know more when required. It is deeply unethical not to explain to people why things are happening. Even if you are very sick, only a truly rotten physician will stop seeing or caring for you; he/she should still make you comfortable. A physician can "fire" a patient who's abusive. ...Read more
Why do doctors put their hands on your abdomen and make you take deep breaths during doctor visits?
Lots to check for!: Abdominal inspection permits assessment of organ size and texture, checks for abnormal abdominal contents, localizes and quantitates tenderness (when present), and in general directs medical attention toward or away from pathology that may originate or not in the abdomen and pelvis (e.g. What tests the doctor will order, or what recommendations he/she may make, next based on your complaints). ...Read more
Depends: Have you had recent surgery? Is it both nipples? Is it more sensitive than it has been in the past? Are there hormonal influences? Any history of trauma? Infection? Best is to see your regular md for an evaluation and referral if necessary. ...Read more
Thyroid: The doctor is feeling your thyroid. It moves when you swallow which helps to distinguish it from other structures in the neck. ...Read more
During my physical, I noticed my Dr. pushing down on and across my stomach. I forgot to ask why they do that and what they look for during physicals?
First rule out dz: Doctors must first take a thorough history from you, do a full physical examination, appropriate lab work and other studies as indiciated to rule out disease as causing your pain. Stress is a diagnosis of exclusion, and your own observations about the pain as it relates to stress would be very important in nailing down this reason as the cause. ...Read more
Pectus excavatum...: ...or something else (No pictures received). Try these links: http://www.justanswer.com/medical/5a1tx-hi-best-described-protruding-rib.html also emedicine.medscape.com/article/1004953-overview ...Read more
My girlfriends belly button is bleeding? I put proxide and it bubbles up. What do you recomend we do?
See your doctor.: I don't have much detail here, but the question implies that your stomach pain has been going on for a while now. If that is the case, you should see your doctor. Some simple tests may give an answer for you. In the meantime, you could try Tums or Mylanta to see if it helps at all. Good luck. ...Read more
Wrong question: Doing push ups will increase the strength and size of chest and shoulder muscles. If done with proper form it is also great for core strength. Push-ups will not, however, remove fat from your chest. Look closely at your diet and make necessary changes to help you lose fat. Yes, do push ups with proper form too, but that is only part of the plan. ...Read more
I feel bumps on my "balls", and i really dont want to go to the doctor and show her you know. what can i do or should do?
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