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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denny Rodenberg
31 years experience General Surgery
Depends on who: Is performing it. I've a patient who has a favorite radiologist perform his, because "he's always painless." it should not hurt much, but the degree ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
39 years experience General Surgery
Definition provided: Paracentesis is a procedure where accumulated fluid in the abdominal cavity is removed. Most often the fluid is an abnormal build-up of ascites, whic ... Read More
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Dr. Jay Stylman
38 years experience General Surgery
Fluid removal: Paracentesis is the removal of fluid from the abdominal cavity. It can be done for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes, as the presence of significant ... Read More
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Paracentesis: is the removal of abnormal fluid from the abdominal cavity, either for diagnostic purposes or to alleviate symptoms("therapeutic" paracentesis). This ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Paracentesis: On the back, slightly on the side of the paracentesis or halfway towards that side to allow for accumulation of ascites fluid to that side.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Remove excess fluid: It is a bedside procedure in which excess fluid is removed from the abdominal cavity (ascites). The purpose is to relieve pressure on the abdominal co ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Lister
28 years experience General Surgery
Depends: It depends on how much fluid needs to be drained. Usually between 15 and 30 minutes. Good luck.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
17 years experience General Surgery
Paracentesis Risks: In experienced hands paracentesis is a safe procedure. The most common risks are infection and excessive bleeding. There is also the possibility of th ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Why ???: Did you get a parcentesis and what for. One needs to answer that question before one can answer yours
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
39 years experience General Surgery
Multiple things: Paracentesis is done to remove fluid from the abdomen for a number of reasons, diagnostically or therapeutically. Diagnostic paracentesis usually rem ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Probably: re-accumulation of ascites fluid. This is a serious condition, so you should be under the care of a physician.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vadim Sherman
21 years experience General Surgery
Drainage of fluid: An ultrasound is used to locate the fluid within the abdomen. Then, under guidance from the ultrasound, a needle is placed into the abdomen in order ... Read More
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