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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Ascites=fluid wt=fat: As cites generally refers to fluid accumulation which may increase your overall weight but true weight gain traditionally refers t increased amounts o ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
VS: Ascites can look like massive swelling of the abdomen whereas weight gain usually has a more generalized distribution. Ascites occurs in someone who i ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience Family Medicine
See a doctor!: There are so many questions that come to mind. You need a physical exam and probably some blood work.
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A 15-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Saha
27 years experience Gastroenterology
Cirrhosis: You should have an evaluation with your physician. With your history of hepatitis c and cirrhosis, you want to rule out an infection which may cause ... Read More
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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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Depends on source: Ascites, the leaking of serum fluid into the peritoneal cavity can arise from different sources. End stage liver cirrhosis with portal hypertension c ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Luis Taylor
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Anemia alone: does not cause ascites. However, if there is heart failure, anemia aggravates fluid retention including ascites.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No: BUT Ascites is serious and needs to be medically evaluated. Take care.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
16 years experience 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Certain doctors do: Yes. Certain doctors such as internists, gastroenterologists/hepatologist, nephrologist do see a lot of patients with ascites. Oncologists see patient ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience 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

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