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A 51-year-old male asked:

Don,t have shortness of breath or cough feel fit walking alot am i just fatter in my stomach as i age or could it be ascites?dont eat many carbs? gp examined stomach for burping and gerd and said stomach ok.i see ripple when push down on it on back.

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Ascites: Ascites occurs as a result of several serious medical illnesses which don't appear likely in your case. New weight often is deposited in the abdominal area which is a more likely scenario in your case. An ultrasound of the abdomen can reassure you if you're still concerned about abdominal pathology.
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