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  • patient
  • A patient with cholecystitis will be hospitalized, and they will probably not be allowed to consume any solid or liquid foods for some time. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • If the patient stops breathing in (as the gallbladder is tender and, in moving downward, comes in contact with the examiner's fingers) and winces with a 'catch' in breath, the test is considered positive. (wikipedia.org)
  • liver
  • The spleen and liver are enlarged (hepatosplenomegaly) and tender, and liver transaminases are elevated. (wikipedia.org)
  • often
  • The bulge may be tender, is often reducible (either spontaneously or with direct pressure), and may be as small as a grape or as large as cantaloupe. (healthtap.com)