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measuring abdominal girth for ascites

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki Chung
Dr. Ki Chung answered
26 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes: Ascites often can be removed in the office(called paracentesis), sometimes with ultrasound guidance. The more important question is identifying the e ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Depends on : Cause of ascites, but typically it is straw colored.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Ascites: If you are female, one common benign reason is a ruptured ovarian cyst.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cain
36 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Possibly: Ascites is common in liver disease, happens sometimes in congestive heart failure. It can happen with a large tumor burden in the abdomen, but not alw ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
A Shunt may help: Ascites can be drained into the venous system with the help of a peritoneal-Subclavian shunt, which is better way to manage this problem than draining ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Yes,: an abdomen/pelvic ultrasound will show ascites.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Many factors: Oligohydramnios is often associated with congenital kidney disease, placental problems, post maturity, premature rupture of membranes. Were kidneys se ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Here are some...: I would no jump into the conclusion by the one ultrasound image; it is reasonable to wait and see with repeating another ultrasound in 4-5 weeks for c ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
No association!!: Something else is causing this. And abdominal sarcoid is extraordinarily rare. Crohn's is more likely to do cause abdominal and hepatic granulomata, ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
It is caused by tumo: Your tumor causes ascites. This is common in most abdominal cancers as fluid leaks out of the cancerous tumors.. Only an effective anticancer treatmen ... Read More
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