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A 24-year-old member asked:

How do they drain away the fluid from the abdomen?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
With a tiny needle: After local anesthesia, a small needle is inserted just below the belly button. Fluid comes out easily and drains.
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Needle: The medical term for the procedure is paracentesis (pair-a-sen-tee-sis). It's not complicated. A needle is inserted into the abdoman, hooked to a tube and plastic bag to cllect the fluid. It's a very safe procedure. Local anesthesia usually is given, but even without it, this isn't a big deal.

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A 42-year-old female asked:

What would cause fluid in the abdomen?After its drained how likely would the fluid build up again?

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As votes: Please go see your doctor to check on whether your liver is functioning properly.
Last updated May 27, 2019


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