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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
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
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
I am an ovarian cancer patient on my 2nd recurrence. I have new pain & numbness in front of both thighs, worse when I sneeze / cough. Can malignant abdominal ascites be compressing lateral femoral cutaneous nerve causing pain? How can the pain be palliate
Suffering from persistent right abdominal pain. Mri shows ascites within normal range. What is normal range? Us shows fatty liver.
Besides keep sucking out the fluid from abdomen for ascites patient, what could be a better treament? Chemo tried and failed, she has mesothelioma.
Is possible that ca125 to be elevated in an abdominal sarcoidosis (peritoneal, hepatic sarcoidosis plus ascites)?
Why is ascites could happen on mesothelioma patient? Is that means the cancer is spreaded to organs near the abdomen like ovaries? Please advice.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
17 y/o post appendectomial ascites(small amounts), enlarged lymph nodes, fatigue, nausea(sometimes), mild abdominal pain, history of gastritis/ulcer?
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
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
No ascietes, taking diuretic 5mg, low bp, high pulse rate, less urine output alternate day, abdomen bloating..Pl advice?
Fluid in abdomen (uterus enlarged (15/40), deep dyspareunia) waiting for vaginal ultrascan. What other than cirrhosis & cancer causes ascities?
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