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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
23 years experience General Surgery
It depends: There are many details that need to be taken into account when trying to answer that question. What does your surgeon say?
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
39 years experience Bariatrics
Depends on size: To some extent if you have too much of a fluid collection it can stretch the peritoneum and cause some pain
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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 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fluid pocket:abdomen: Nausea post gyn surgery and a "fluid pocket" usually means an abscess with peritoneal irritation secondary to the abscess (inflammation). If accessib ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Unlikely: Dangerous set of circumstances!, Get drained and diverted --- General surgery or possibly interventional radiology or both!left or right colon perfor ... Read More
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A 87-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
37 years experience Emergency Medicine
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
35 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Ascites: Fluid in the abdomen (Ascites) = Excess fluid accumulated in the peritoneal cavity .
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelly Elmore
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
49 years experience Family Medicine
Absorption: If they are outside of the gut and simply free in the abdomen your body will gradually absorbe them.
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.
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