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

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Dr. Boris Aronzon answered

Specializes in Anesthesiology

It is possible if you developed it. You surgeon needs to find why. Is it cardiac, liver, kidneys, inflammation, etc. Talk to your surgeon.

Answered Apr 5, 2013

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Dr. Benjamin Kim answered

Specializes in General Surgery

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.

Answered Jun 16, 2018

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