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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Ascites diangosis: Ascites can be discovered on a physical examination by detection a fluid wave in the abdomen. The definitive way to diagnose it is by an abdominal ult ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Ascites: Ascites is fluid in the abdomen. It does not come and go, it does not resolve on its own. Increased abdominal girth could come after eating or with bo ... Read More
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Dr. Orestes Pablos
60 years experience General Surgery
Doubt ascites: If your girth went up that way only can be for gas accumulation because any fluid produci that increase would produce cardiovascular symptoms.
Dr. Terry Simpson
34 years experience General Surgery
Get a scan: Ask for an ultrasound. If you are fat you may have fatty liver.
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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Difficult to say: The simple answer is yes, this COULD be cancer BUT there are several other possibilities, including a range of benign (not life-threatening) condition ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Pederson
26 years experience General Surgery
Fluid: Usually means too much fluid has built up within the abdominal cavity.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Hoffman
34 years experience General Surgery
Need to know Cause: Ascites can be caused from several things, so you can't get an answer on this without helping us know the source of the problem.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Ascite: Is retention of fluid on the abdominal cavity. The liver is not able to maintain the flow of blood toward the heart. The liver becomes cirrhotic (scar ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Ascites is fluid in the abdominal cavity. There are many causes of ascites. Yes, it can be removed by a procedure called paracentesis. It is a fairly ... Read More
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