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What is the loose fluid in the abdomen a sign of?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Luis Villaplana answered

Specializes in 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 liver vessels and main draining veins. This together with low protein levels in the blood due to liver disease causes fluid to seep outside the vessels and into the abdominal cavity.

Answered 3/4/2016


Dr. Donald Colantino answered

Specializes in 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 appendicitis,diverticulitis with peritonitis from perforation or chronic pancreatitis.

Answered 12/25/2018



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