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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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Hoffman
35 years experience General Surgery
Need to know Cause: Ascites can be caused from several things, so you can't get an answer on this without helping us know the source of the problem.
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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 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 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
44 years experience Family Medicine
Indirectly: Getting maximal treatment for the cause of the ascites is most important. But an appropriate level of exercise (ask your doctor) can help in all the u ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
24 years experience General Surgery
Depends on cause: Ascites, an abnormal build up of fluid in the abdomen, has many causes. Based on your history, I would be concerned that it is associated with liver ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Blachly
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Yes, 8 lbs/ gallon: Yes, ascites is water (plus some salts and proteins) in the abdomen. Water weighs about 8 lbs./gallon, or 1 kg/liter. You would be surprised how many ... 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 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
46 years experience Hospital-based practice
Ascites: Ascites may be due to several causes including liver problems, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis of liver etc. If you do have these problems you can be tre ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Could be serious: it could be caused by significant liver problem, heart problem, kidney problem, malnutrition, cancer, etc. please discuss further with doctor to get m ... Read More
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