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how long is recovery after ascitis

A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Maybe: Depends on your overall health. Body protein levels and blood coagulation may be impaired. Immune system may be weakened. Can have increased risks of ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
19 years experience Gastroenterology
Generally no: A small amount of perihepatic ascites is usually not painful. Possible causes include chronic liver disease or the sequelae of an acute insult to the ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
18 years experience Medical Oncology
Malignant ascites: Unfortunately the only way to get malignant ascites under control is to control the underlying cancer, depending on the cancer either IV and/or intrap ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Ascities Diuretic: Most diuretics will start working in a short time depending on abdominal absorption. Diuretics for ascities will take longer to work as the excess fl ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Any time: If this person is not a candidate for a portocaval shunt, a liver transplant, or treatment of the underlying liver disease (and don't think this is al ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience Surgical Oncology
Variable: This is usually a poor prognostic sign and survival is short. But a few people respond to treatment and live a little longer.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience Surgical Oncology
See your doc: Unfortunately, questions like this can't be intelligently answered without seeing the patient and knowing more abour her (age, general health, etc.) ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Unknown: I am sorry for your mother's illness. We can not predict how long she will live, but your description suggests she is gravely ill.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
23 years experience General Surgery
Short: You are asking how long a person can live when they are short of breath from liver failure and ascites. This means less than 20% of liver is working. ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Pericarditis: Typically described in constrictive pericarditis, ascitis praecox or accumulation of fluid in the peritoneal space signals right sided heart failure.

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