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what can cause fluid in the abdomen

A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Doesn't compute...: Something doesn't compute here. There aren't very many causes of ascites, and it's usually pretty easy to diagnose. Ask your doctors about your heart, ... 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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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Tenckhoff: Sometimes and if possible we use a catheter, Tenckhoff, that will drain as needed malignant ascites fluid.
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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 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
Some malignancy: Not many lesions of the thoracic cage such as lung produce bilateral pleural effusion, some ascites and a metastatic focus in the liver. The most co ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Gutman
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Well...: Liver failure (as in cirrhosis) leads to fluid retention which in turn may cause sodium to drop. Urea elevations occur when the perfusion of the kidn ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
MGT: I would recommend that our GI specialist tap the fluid and then test for TB, bacterial causes. The fluid should be analyzed for total protein levels. ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Talk to the: Surgeon and anesthesiologist, frequently that surgery can be performed under local anesthesia with sedation.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
29 years experience Family Medicine
See a doctor!: There are so many questions that come to mind. You need a physical exam and probably some blood work.
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Vansaghi
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Keep seeking answers: There are other causes for ascites, or fluid in the abdominal cavity, besides liver disease. There are also other causes for liver disease besides al ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. William Felegi
32 years experience Emergency Medicine
A : A "dislocated neck" is a very very event. I'm not certain what you mean by "cranial nerve damage." heart falure generally results from years of hear ... Read More

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