I've had pain in the region of my liver and a positive Murphy's Sign for the last 10 months, but ultrasounds have shown I have no gallstones, sludge in my gallbladder or inflammation of the gallbladder. I have two simple liver cysts, but these are confirmed as not being at the root of the problem. I have also been tested for hepatitis and hydatid disease - both negative. My blood tests show a slightly raised inflammation marker, but nothing severe.
The hospital consultant says that it's just "one of those things" and it'll probably settle down, but I've been in pain since January. My GP is confused that I have no diagnosis when he sees a positive Murphy's as such a specific symptom. I have had three courses of antibiotics which have each improved my pain, but the effects only lasted a few days. My GP understandably says he can't keep prescribing antibiotics if he doesn't know what he's treating.
What can cause a positive Murphy's Sign, without involving the gallbladder?