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A 23-year-old female asked:

Had gall bladder removal surgery (laprascopic) developed ascites afterwards, is that possible?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Boris Aronzon
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
It is: It is possible if you developed it. You surgeon needs to find why. Is it cardiac, liver, kidneys, inflammation, etc. Talk to your surgeon.
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Dr. Benjamin Kim
General Surgery 44 years experience
Unusual: Should see and ask your surgeon. Fluid intraperitoneally may just be from fluid (irrigation) used during surgery . But other possibilities include bile leak or bleeding or pancreatitis, if you are not improving, get followup and find out what the ascites is and why you have it- underlying liver disease , heart failure etc.
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Last updated Jun 16, 2018

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