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what is fluid in the abdomen

A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Liver trouble: Most common form of free fluid in the abdomen, known as ascites , is a liver so hardened and disease that it causes decrease blood flow through the li ... Read More
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Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Abdominal fluid: Abdominal fluid can be caused by many conditions such as cirrhosis of the liver, various malignant tumors, congestive heart failure, infection like ap ... 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 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
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 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 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
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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A member asked:
Dr. Kathirae Severson
33 years experience Internal Medicine
When : When ascites causes abdominal discomfort or pain it is generally accepted that enough fluid fluid should be removed from the abdomen for comfort. ... Read More
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