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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Probably: re-accumulation of ascites fluid. This is a serious condition, so you should be under the care of a physician.

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Remove excess fluid: It is a bedside procedure in which excess fluid is removed from the abdominal cavity (ascites). The purpose is to relieve pressure on the abdominal co ... Read More
Dr. Allen Kamrava
15 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Fluid: Test and/or remove fluid in the abdomen.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denny Rodenberg
31 years experience General Surgery
Depends on who: Is performing it. I've a patient who has a favorite radiologist perform his, because "he's always painless." it should not hurt much, but the degree ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Paracentesis: On the back, slightly on the side of the paracentesis or halfway towards that side to allow for accumulation of ascites fluid to that side.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Why ???: Did you get a parcentesis and what for. One needs to answer that question before one can answer yours
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
17 years experience General Surgery
Paracentesis Risks: In experienced hands paracentesis is a safe procedure. The most common risks are infection and excessive bleeding. There is also the possibility of th ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
39 years experience General Surgery
Definition provided: Paracentesis is a procedure where accumulated fluid in the abdominal cavity is removed. Most often the fluid is an abnormal build-up of ascites, whic ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Lister
28 years experience General Surgery
Depends: It depends on how much fluid needs to be drained. Usually between 15 and 30 minutes. Good luck.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
39 years experience General Surgery
Multiple things: Paracentesis is done to remove fluid from the abdomen for a number of reasons, diagnostically or therapeutically. Diagnostic paracentesis usually rem ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vadim Sherman
21 years experience General Surgery
Drainage of fluid: An ultrasound is used to locate the fluid within the abdomen. Then, under guidance from the ultrasound, a needle is placed into the abdomen in order ... Read More
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