A 27-year-old member asked:
What is the loose fluid in the abdomen a sign of?
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Internal Medicine 36 years experience
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.
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Internal Medicine 62 years experience
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Last updated Dec 25, 2018
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