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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Yes: Several causes of ascites. Main process secondary to mets to omentum because of high levels B transforming factor which then induces vascular permeabi ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Josefson
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: ascites is a collection of peritineal fluid and can be detected by a physical exam and tapping out the belly. It is often associated with liver diseas ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Stomach: As women get older they tend to get hormonal changes which predispose to storing fat in the abdominal areas. Likely it is normal and your GP seemed to ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Cain
35 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Yes: Ascites is fluid, it will pool as low as possible in the abdomen. Small ascites can be seen in the pelvis only.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Doesn't compute...: Something doesn't compute here. There aren't very many causes of ascites, and it's usually pretty easy to diagnose. Ask your doctors about your heart, ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cain
35 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Possibly: Ascites is common in liver disease, happens sometimes in congestive heart failure. It can happen with a large tumor burden in the abdomen, but not alw ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
A Shunt may help: Ascites can be drained into the venous system with the help of a peritoneal-Subclavian shunt, which is better way to manage this problem than draining ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It is caused by tumo: Your tumor causes ascites. This is common in most abdominal cancers as fluid leaks out of the cancerous tumors.. Only an effective anticancer treatmen ... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gabriel Goren
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If: The cirrhosis diagnosis is accurate and if the fluid that leaks is clear and yellowish color it is most probably ascites. But if the discharge is thic ... Read More
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Dr. Kathirae Severson
32 years experience Internal Medicine
When : When ascites causes abdominal discomfort or pain it is generally accepted that enough fluid fluid should be removed from the abdomen for comfort. ... Read More
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