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A lot of lower back pain ultrasound showed free fluid and enlarge kidney blood tests were normal i'm always exhausted does this explain the tiredness ?

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Dr. Atul Singh
Nephrology and Dialysis 29 years experience
Need work up: Need additional testing as to why have ascites (free fluid). Liver, kidney and heart disease are the usual culprits. Enlarged kidney is a relative term. Would purse testing. Treatment would depend on cause of the fluid gain. A blood work, urine test and physical exam should offer insight. Often patients need diuretics (water pills) to get rid of fluid gain. Establishing cause is KEY.

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