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Can abdominal ascites be removed in a dr office?

Can abdominal ascites be removed in a dr office?

Yes: Ascites often can be removed in the office(called paracentesis), sometimes with ultrasound guidance. The more important question is identifying the etiology of the ascites(cirrhosis, malignant, portal htn, infection, etc). Otherwise, if the primary cause is not addressed, paracentesis is only a short term solution(palliative and/or cosmetic). ...Read more

Dr. Jay Yepuri
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Abnormal Fluid Buildup In Abdomen (Definition)

Abnormal fluid buildup in abdomen refers to Ascites, a medical condition in which a person has excess fluid in the abdomen (in the peritoneal space). Abdominal fluid buildup occurs in conditions such as liver failure, kidney ...Read more


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What is the chance of survival of a fetus with Oligohydraminos, Dolicho-cephalic Head & Mild abdominal ascites with echogenic bowel?

What is the chance of survival of a fetus with Oligohydraminos, Dolicho-cephalic Head & Mild abdominal ascites with echogenic bowel?

Many factors: Oligohydramnios is often associated with congenital kidney disease, placental problems, post maturity, premature rupture of membranes. Were kidneys seen? Abdominal ascites can be related to kidney problems.Dolochocephaly related to closure of sagittal suture in skull. Everything depends on severity of oligohydramnios and its etiology as to prognosis of child. ...Read more

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I am 37 weeks pregnant and did a scan that says fetal abdominal Ascites and bilateral fetal scrotal hydrocele were noticed?

I am 37 weeks pregnant and did a scan that says fetal abdominal Ascites and bilateral fetal scrotal hydrocele were noticed?

Here are some...: I would no jump into the conclusion by the one ultrasound image; it is reasonable to wait and see with repeating another ultrasound in 4-5 weeks for comparison as long as fetal growth and your healthy state in line with a normally expected pregnancy and since it is hard to do anything about it if any fetal congenital abnormality has formed. More? Ask your obs-gyn doctor for detail. Best wish... ...Read more

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Suffering from persistent right abdominal pain. Mri shows ascites within normal range. What is normal range? Us shows fatty liver.

Suffering from persistent right abdominal pain. Mri shows ascites within normal range. What is normal range? Us shows fatty liver.

Fatty liver: Is abnormal. Need to have liver evaluated. You also may have metabolic syndrome. Get a check up. Women can have small amount of fluid in pelvis. Other than that, fluid is abnormal. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Does a large amount of ascites indicate metastatic cancer throughout the abdomen?

Does a large amount of ascites indicate metastatic cancer throughout the abdomen?

Possibly: Ascites is common in liver disease, happens sometimes in congestive heart failure. It can happen with a large tumor burden in the abdomen, but not always. You should review this finding with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is possible that ca125 to be elevated in an abdominal sarcoidosis (peritoneal, hepatic sarcoidosis plus ascites)?

Is possible that ca125 to be elevated in an abdominal sarcoidosis (peritoneal, hepatic sarcoidosis plus ascites)?

No association!!: Something else is causing this. And abdominal sarcoid is extraordinarily rare. Crohn's is more likely to do cause abdominal and hepatic granulomata, but neither are associated with increased ca125. ...Read more

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Why is ascites could happen on mesothelioma patient? Is that means the cancer is spreaded to organs near the abdomen like ovaries? Please advice.

Why is ascites could happen on mesothelioma patient? Is that means the cancer is spreaded to organs near the abdomen like ovaries? Please advice.

It is caused by tumo: Your tumor causes ascites. This is common in most abdominal cancers as fluid leaks out of the cancerous tumors.. Only an effective anticancer treatment can slow it down. ...Read more

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If ascites is severe enough to make lying in bed extremely uncomfortable should we go to the emergency room? Diagnosed with esophageal cancer that has spread to the abdomen. Ascites causing extreme discomfort. He took his pain meds and still cannot lay

If ascites is severe enough to make lying in bed extremely uncomfortable should we go to the emergency room? Diagnosed with esophageal cancer that has spread to the abdomen.  Ascites causing extreme discomfort.  He took his pain meds and still cannot lay

When : When ascites causes abdominal discomfort or pain it is generally accepted that enough fluid fluid should be removed from the abdomen for comfort. More importantly, evaluation of the abdomen to ensure that there has not been a colon or esophageal rupture is vitally important. Evaluation for infection causing the accumulation of fluid is also part of the evaluation. The sooner the patient is diagnosed with a potential infection or rupture, the sooner treatment can begin. Extreme discomfort to the point of not being able to lye down would be considered a medical emergency and urgent evaluation should occur. If you are unsure, someone should be on call for your oncologist. Calling them in these type of situations can be very helpful as they can direct you specifically where to go and coordinate your care. ...Read more

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I have extreme episodes of rock hard abdominal distention. Ct ruled out bowel enlargement and ascites. Angioedema ruled out. What else could it be?

I have extreme episodes of rock hard abdominal distention. Ct ruled out bowel enlargement and ascites. Angioedema ruled out. What else could it be?

"Digestive Disease": Many digestive problems are associated with transient episodes of bloating including gallbladder disease & irritable bowel syndrome, to name a few. I suggest you see a GI specialist: if all organic causes are excluded, it is likely related to your diet, in which case you may benefit from working with a nutritionist. Good luck! ...Read more

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17 y/o post appendectomial ascites(small amounts), enlarged lymph nodes, fatigue, nausea(sometimes), mild abdominal pain, history of gastritis/ulcer?

17 y/o post appendectomial ascites(small amounts), enlarged lymph nodes, fatigue, nausea(sometimes), mild abdominal pain, history of gastritis/ulcer?

Complex issues: Ascites is not normal , it should not be present . Enlarged lymph nodes if in the gut are not normal either . Be sides you are symptomatic . I would recommend to see your pcp , he /she will know what to do ( where to refer you to). Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it recommended for a patient w/ ascite to take protien suppliment such as whey protien mix and pure protien shake? Ascite is a condition where by a person starts collecting fluid in his/her abdominal cavity due to liver failure. My friend is currently

Is it recommended for a patient w/ ascite to take protien suppliment such as whey protien mix and pure protien shake? Ascite is a condition where by a person starts collecting fluid in his/her abdominal cavity due to liver failure.  My friend is currently

Ascites : Ascites is a fluid build up within the abdominal cavity that can be caused from a variety of reasons, but most commonly from liver disease. In this case, scarring within the liver, called cirrhosis caused elevated blood pressures within the intestine and other abdominal organs, also known as portal hypertension. This causes fluid to leak into the peritoneum and when the amount of fluid formation exceeds the capacity of the abdominal lining to absorb the fluid, then accumulation of fluid occurs. In some liver conditions, such as portal vein thrombosis (sometimes related to liver cancer), ascites accumulation may be severe. The fluid consists of protein, including albumin. Patients that have the fluid removed, called paracentesis, to relieve the pressure from the ascites, also lose the protein and exacerbate protein loss. Together with the liver disease (liver makes essentially all of the proteins that circulate in the blood), patients will lose a large amount of muscle mass, called muscle wasting. Patients with liver disease may also experience mental confusion, called hepatic encephalopathy, which calls for dietary protein restriction, which also exacerbates muscle wasting. The recommendations for protein intake in liver failure patients has changed. The american association for the study of liver diseases currently recommends that protein intake should be at least 1 g/kg/day and increased to 1.75 - 2 g/kg/day as tolerated. A late night meal with the highest amount of protein will minimize the risk of encephalopathy interfering with daily routine. At this point, your friend should be under the careful management of a liver specialist, called a hepatologist and possibly evaluated for liver transplantation. ...Read more

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Is ascitis serious? My abdomen full of fluid and fells wavy like when push on it. Also nauseated,vomiting,no appetite, shortness of breath

Is ascitis serious? My abdomen  full of fluid and fells wavy like when push on it. Also nauseated,vomiting,no appetite, shortness of breath

Ascites: Yes. Anything that causes increased pressure inside of the blood vessels of the abdominal cavity called the peritoneum or irritation to the membrane can cause fluid to leak out and accumulate. Liver disease such as cirrhosis, obstruction of the veins going into the liver, cancer, heart failure, kidney disease, diseases of the pancreas, ovarian cancer, infections are causes. See your doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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No ascietes, taking diuretic 5mg, low bp, high pulse rate, less urine output alternate day, abdomen bloating..Pl advice?

No ascietes, taking diuretic 5mg, low bp, high pulse rate, less urine output alternate day, abdomen bloating..Pl advice?

Cirrhosis: You should have an evaluation with your physician. With your history of hepatitis c and cirrhosis, you want to rule out an infection which may cause other problems such as kidney problems and low blood pressure. ...Read more

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Fluid in abdomen (uterus enlarged (15/40), deep dyspareunia) waiting for vaginal ultrascan. What other than cirrhosis & cancer causes ascities?

Fluid in abdomen (uterus enlarged (15/40), deep dyspareunia) waiting for vaginal ultrascan.  What other than cirrhosis & cancer causes ascities?

Cardiac/pulm disease: Fluid can accumulate in the abdomen from cardiac failure especially cor pulmonale. This is less likely in the current scenario. Intra-abdominal infection or inflammation may also produce fluid in the abdomen. ...Read more

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Fluid in abdomen and right lung. If ascitis, what tests do? Colonoscopy normal. CT normal (just show fluid). Barium normal. Severe ab pain. FBC normal

Complicated: There are several reasons to have ascites. The first could be liver failure from various reasons , including alcoholism, drug toxicity etc. could be right heat failure or generized edema from kidney failure . Continue follow-up with your doctor. Fluid should be removed to help with diagnosis and give you relief. ...Read more

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Is it prudent to ask doctor about doing a tap to check for ascitis prior to abdominal hernia repair sugery in a patient with esld.?

Is it prudent to ask doctor about doing a tap to check for ascitis prior to abdominal hernia repair sugery in a patient with esld.?

Yes, but no tap: And the best test for this would be a simple ultrasound, . Best to try to control the ascites before hernia repair. Also probably best to use a laparoscopic approach for certain hernia types. I would ask about this as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Rahimi
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Ascites (Definition)

Ascites = abnormal accumulation of fluid in peritoneal ...Read more


Dr. Jay Yepuri
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Fluid In The Abdomen (Definition)

Fluid in the abdomen (Ascites) = Excess fluid accumulated in ...Read more