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Dr. Lee Pederson
26 years experience in General Surgery
Fluid: Usually means too much fluid has built up within the abdominal cavity.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Hoffman
34 years experience in 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience in Family Medicine
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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience in 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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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Lymph: Ascites is excessive fluid between the organs and the lining around them.The fluid can be clear, cloudy, bloody, brown, white, it has many causes incl ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Ovary: Any tumor that spreads to the peritoneum can cause ascites. Of the common tumors ovarian cancers have a greater tendency to invade the peritoneum and ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
This sounds serious: To translate, you have liver cell damage and scarring (cirrhosis), which caused abnormally elevated portal vein pressures which caused venous distenti ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Possible: Ascites or fluid in the abdomen is not usual presentation , how ever was reported from the centers with large series , and people over the age of 50 ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
Depends on : Cause of ascites, but typically it is straw colored.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Generally yes: If the ascites is caused by studding of the peritoneum with tumor or thrombosis of the portal vein, then the cancer is much advanced. Some centers ma ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stanley Berger
32 years experience in Cardiology
Mainly in dogs: This has been reported mainly in dogs and cats. In humans, pre sinusoidal portal hypertension leads primarily to fibrosis. I would defer to my Gastr ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Merry Jennifer Markham
19 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Yes.: Some cases of advanced uterine cancer can cause ascites (fluid accumulation within the abdomen).
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
11 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: it sounds like the liver itself is having problems which can cause effusions and ascites. the liver biopsy was done in attempt to determine the cause ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
See below: Ascites is caused by serious illness. Though it usually does not cause death by itself, the underlying reason for ascites can be fatal. Liver disease ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
No: These are completely unrelated conditions.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Ascites: It wouldn't be high on the list of things Lisinopril causes unless it's part of a systemic reaction.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
16 years experience in General Surgery
Treat Cause: Treatment of ascites is based on treating the underlying cause which is responsible for the accumulation of fluid. Other initial treatments are medi ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: If the fluid is infected its called sbp. Spontaneous bacterial pertionitis. Dangerous and needs to be checked out in the hospital.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
No: BUT Ascites is serious and needs to be medically evaluated. Take care.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Samach
49 years experience in Gastroenterology
If spread: Usually doesn't rarely can spread to the lining of the abdominal cavity or obstruct the liver.
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Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience in Addiction Medicine
See below: Scar tissue in the liver as a result of different kinds of injuries. The significance is related to the chronicity for the injury and especially whet ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: You don't cure cirrhosis, which is scarring of the liver, except by liver transplantation. But you can stop it from progressing by eliminating the cau ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
40 years experience in Dermatopathology
Possibly: If the uterine cancer has spread outside of the uterus to involve the abdominal cavity, ascites is a possibility.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience in Addiction Medicine
In severe cases: When the Albumin in the blood goes down, fluid can leak all over the body including the lungs.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Mandel
48 years experience in Palliative Care
See a gi specialist: Asciites can be drained and a catheter can be placed to drain the fluid at home.
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Infection: An infection, among others might have contributed. Some symptoms and lab values that you describe are consistent with advanced chronic liver disease.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
No, but other causes: Distinguish causes based on serum-ascites Albumin gradient. If >1.1: alcoholic hepatitis, cirrhosis, budd-chiari, cardiac, fatty liver of pregnanc ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Similar to pleura: The primary cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos so that lesions of the pleural cavity are caused by inhalation of asbestos. The abdominal ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
No: Endometriosis is a complex affliction. It can cause infertility by causing mechanical problelms with the fallopian tubes...Ascites will have no direct ... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Ascites: Ascites may be due to several causes including liver problems, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis of liver etc. If you do have these problems you can be tre ... Read More
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