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A 35-year-old female asked about a 40-year-old male:

my brother is 40.gets 12-16 oz of fluid drained out of his stomach a month and has lost over 100 lbs in 2 months. he don't eat \u0026 is always tired.

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
Geriatrics 30 years experience
What's your question: You're describing paracentesis of ascites. That along w/tremendous weight loss in very short amount of time makes me think of cancer that's spread or end-stage liver disease. Not much more to tell you w/o any more information. If he doesn't want any more procedures, hospice might be appropriate to focus on comfort & caring rather than curing. But if he still wants to fight, need to get diagnosis.

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Last updated Aug 18, 2013

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