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HOW TO MEASURE ABDOMINSAL GIRTH IN ASCITIES

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Ascites: Ascites is fluid in the abdomen. It does not come and go, it does not resolve on its own. Increased abdominal girth could come after eating or with bo ... Read More
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Dr. Orestes Pablos
61 years experience General Surgery
Doubt ascites: If your girth went up that way only can be for gas accumulation because any fluid produci that increase would produce cardiovascular symptoms.
Dr. Terry Simpson
35 years experience General Surgery
Get a scan: Ask for an ultrasound. If you are fat you may have fatty liver.

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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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Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Fluid : Ascites is fluid buildup in the abdomen. Although most commonly found in patients with liver failure or cirrhosis, it can also be caused by certain ca ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Typically: Ovarian cancer can cause ascites. But any cancer when it reaches the stage where the peritoneum, or the lining of the abdominal cavity, becomes invol ... Read More
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Dr. Chad Levitt
22 years experience Radiation Oncology
Also liver blockage: In addition to cancer involvement in the belly or peritoneum, when cancer affects the flow of blood through the liver there can be a backup of fluid t ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 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
25 years experience Psychiatry
No: BUT Ascites is serious and needs to be medically evaluated. Take care.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Pederson
27 years experience General Surgery
Fluid: Usually means too much fluid has built up within the abdominal cavity.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
37 years experience 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 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Ascites: Ascites = abnormal accumulation of fluid in peritoneal cavity, causing abdominal enlargement.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
37 years experience 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

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