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albumin and paracentesis

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 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
14 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Fluid: Test and/or remove fluid in the abdomen.

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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Serum proteins: The liquid part of blood left over, after blood clots is called serum and it contains many proteins. One type of protein is Albumin and a number of ot ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
33 years experience Infectious Disease
Albumin Bolus: It is given to replace intravascular volume rapidly and raisee blood pressure.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: Low albumin per se would not cause death. There is a very small number of near normal people with congenital absence of albumin. It is the cause of lo ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Rarely: There are other ways to build up blood volume. Albumin does not last very long. It is usually given when other types of infusion have already been don ... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: That is within normal ranges, yes.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah Lim
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Yes: The normal range is 3.4 - 5.4 g/dL
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Unconjugated: When unconjugated bilirubin travels in the bloodstream, it's usually carried on albumin. This has to be, since the stuff doesn't dissolve in water.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Nothing: If you feel well, it's meaningless. Lab reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside at either end. Your physician k ... Read More
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Dr. Chitto P Sarkar
33 years experience Family Medicine
Blood test: Get a fasting Complete Metabolic panel and check BUN/CR to R/O kidney disease and Glucose to r/o Diabetes Type 2

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