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fluctuation/fluc·tu·a·tion/ (fluk″choo-a´shun) a variation, as about a fixed value or mass; a wavelike motion.
n a wavelike motion produced in soft tissues in response to palpation or percussion. Fluctuation is caused by a collection of fluids or exudates in the tissues.
Patient discussion about fluctuation
Q. Still there are some fluctuations in my weight every month.Can anyone explain? I am an obese guy. But still there are some fluctuations in my weight every month. Sometimes it goes up and sometimes it goes down. But overall I remain as overweight. I was told that I am having water weight and the reason given was that of fast foods. But I am confused. Can anyone explain?
Q. can serious mood fluctuations be caused in young men by anything else but bipolar? My brother is suffering (well we are suffering it as well...) some serious moods. It's not like he's just upset or anything like that. He has never acted this way. It has been really hard to communicate with him lately and I'm worried. no way to get him checked, he's unwilling. We dont have bipolar in the family, well, yet. any suggestions?