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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Well: Difficult question.! If you can get the liver to function normally and have seen it happen, then with help the ascites will go away.! It is a life of ... 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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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 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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Possible: Ascites or fluid in the abdomen is not usual presentation , how ever was reported from the centers with large series , and people over the age of 50 ... Read More
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 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: If the fluid is infected its called sbp. Spontaneous bacterial pertionitis. Dangerous and needs to be checked out in the hospital.
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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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Diaphragm: Ascites is an accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity. The diaphragm, which is the muscle that divides the abdomen from the thoracic cavity( whe ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Robertson
36 years experience General Surgery
Not likely: Ascites typically forms when liver disease makes it difficult for the blood to filter through the liver back to the systemic circulation, similar to a ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
34 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Ascites: In and of itself walking will not make ascites worse. Resistance exercises such as weight lifting with moderate to heavy resistance can due to increa ... Read More
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