A 61-year-old male asked:
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my dad has ascites what is the cause? what are the treatments? he has lymphoma

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Dr. Peter Karpawich
46 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Fuild backup: Ascitis is a condition of fluid in the soft tissues of the body. It can be caused by obstruction of lymph drainage from the periphery as well as heart failure. If there are symptoms of heart failure, medications can be helpful to improve pump function as well as increase urination. Discuss with his doctor about appropriate therapies.
Answered on Oct 1, 2013
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Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Ascites can also reflect liver and kidney disease as well as be caused by cancer and infection. Given your dad's history of lymphoma, treatment depends on etiology.
Sep 29, 2013

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