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Fluid pocket in abdomen

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ahlering
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Call your OB Doctor: Pika, at 38 weeks you need to be concerned for the last two weeks. Baby is probably doing fine, but nurses in your OB office will help you personall... Read More

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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Unlikely: Dangerous set of circumstances!, Get drained and diverted --- General surgery or possibly interventional radiology or both!left or right colon perfor... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
Depends on: how much, what type, timing of development and other symptoms or conditions. At 87 I would take that finding very seriously and have it investigated ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Liver trouble: Most common form of free fluid in the abdomen, known as ascites , is a liver so hardened and disease that it causes decrease blood flow through the li... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Ascites: Fluid in the abdomen (Ascites) = Excess fluid accumulated in the peritoneal cavity .
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelly Elmore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Could be natural: There is naturally a small amount of fluid in the pelvis to keep organs moist but it could also happen from ovulation, inflammation, infection or canc... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
With a tiny needle: After local anesthesia, a small needle is inserted just below the belly button. Fluid comes out easily and drains.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Ascites: If what you mean is that there is a dena or swelling in the babies abdomen that could be a sign of ascites. This can be the result of a variety of con... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
It depends: Your doctor should help you to interpret this finding. Normally we do not want to see free fluid in the abdomen. If you have it it needs to be followe... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin O'neil
Urogynecology 29 years experience
Paracentesis: Paracentesis is a procedure whereby a needle is placed into the abdominal cavity to remove fluid. This can be done to diagnose a condition, or reliev... Read More
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