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Is there a surgical procedure to remove fluid from the abdomen?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kevin O'neil
Urogynecology 29 years experience
Paracentesis: Paracentesis is a procedure whereby a needle is placed into the abdominal cavity to remove fluid. This can be done to diagnose a condition, or relieve discomfort from the abdomen being distended. However, it is important to find out the underlying cause of the accumulated fluid and treat it primarily if possible because the fluid will like reaccumulate if the condition persists.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: There are many procedures to remove fluid from the abdomen. The question is, do you have fluid in your abdomen?
Last updated Sep 11, 2013

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