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Why do I have swelling after abdominal paracentesis?

Why do I have swelling after abdominal paracentesis?

Probably: Re-accumulation of ascites fluid. This is a serious condition, so you should be under the care of a physician. ...Read more

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Paracentesis (Definition)

Paracentesis is a procedure where accumulated fluid in the abdominal cavity is removed. Most often the fluid is an abnormal build-up of ascites, which can occur in liver, heart and occasionally kidney failure, may be present as part of malignancy or other rarer conditions. It entails identifying a pocket of fluid, sometimes under x-ray guidance, and then having a ...Read more


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What is the purpose of a paracentesis?

What is the purpose of a paracentesis?

Remove excess fluid: It is a bedside procedure in which excess fluid is removed from the abdominal cavity (ascites). The purpose is to relieve pressure on the abdominal contents & upward pressure on the lungs/diaphragm as well as correct internal fluid balance. Ascites can be caused by many things but the most common is liver disease. Samples of the fluid is sent to the lab for analysis and to rule out infection. ...Read more

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Will a paracentesis hurt?

Will a paracentesis hurt?

Depends on who: Is performing it. I've a patient who has a favorite radiologist perform his, because "he's always painless." it should not hurt much, but the degree depends on whose doing it and your state of mind anticipating it. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: paracentesis?

What is the definition or description of: paracentesis?

Definition provided: Paracentesis is a procedure where accumulated fluid in the abdominal cavity is removed. Most often the fluid is an abnormal build-up of ascites, which can occur in liver, heart and occasionally kidney failure, may be present as part of malignancy or other rarer conditions. It entails identifying a pocket of fluid, sometimes under x-ray guidance, and then having a needle or catheter inserted. ...Read more

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What position should a patient be in for a paracentesis prcoedure?

Paracentesis: On the back, slightly on the side of the paracentesis or halfway towards that side to allow for accumulation of ascites fluid to that side. ...Read more

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Which nursing interventions are most appropriate for the patient diagnosed with fluid volume deficit after paracentesis.?

Which nursing interventions are most appropriate for the patient diagnosed with fluid volume deficit after paracentesis.?

Multiple things: Paracentesis is done to remove fluid from the abdomen for a number of reasons, diagnostically or therapeutically. Diagnostic paracentesis usually removes only a small amount of fluid and is generally not associated with fluid deficit. Large volume paracentesis can be associated with hypotension (particularly orthostatic), tachycardia, diminished urine output. Keep IV patent, give Albumin as rx. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ultrasound-guided paracentesis?

What is the definition or description of: ultrasound-guided paracentesis?

Drainage of fluid: An ultrasound is used to locate the fluid within the abdomen. Then, under guidance from the ultrasound, a needle is placed into the abdomen in order to remove the fluid. ...Read more

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What risks and complications are associated with a paracentesis?

What risks and complications are associated with a paracentesis?

Paracentesis Risks: In experienced hands paracentesis is a safe procedure. The most common risks are infection and excessive bleeding. There is also the possibility of the fluid reaccumulating and requiring additional treatments. ...Read more

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Please explain how long does a paracentesis procedure last?

Depends: It depends on how much fluid needs to be drained. Usually between 15 and 30 minutes. Good luck. ...Read more

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How about ascites in unborn child? Can the doctor do a paracentesis? Or should the baby be delivered first?

How about ascites in unborn child? Can the doctor do a paracentesis? Or should the baby be delivered first?

Depends.: If isolated (i.e. Not hydrops) fetal ascites may still be a harbinger of life-threatening fetal hydrops (immune or not), associated with urinary tract anomalies, fetal infections, lymphatic malformations, cardiac defects or chromosomal aneuploidies. Treatment depends on the diagnosis, which may be elusive prenatally. In general, isolated fetal hydrops is monitored and delivered at term. Mfm care! ...Read more

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After donating left kidney my daughter has had two paracentesis for chylous ascites. It is extremely rare. Is there anyone who has answers?

Yes: Chyle is the lymph and fatty liquid from lymph channels and glands.
Removal of a kidney may disrupt some of these channels.

Most heal or are ligated at surgery.
If one or more continue to leak the fluid into the peritoneal cavity of the abdomen- that is chylous ascites.
In the chest it is chylothorax. ...Read more

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My husband has end stage hcc. He has been having to have a paracentisis every week now. Judging from this information, how long would you say he has?

Unclear: Sorry about your husband. Signs that time is shortening are symptoms that the body is slowing down, not necessarily how often receiving paracentesis. Examples include sleeping more, eating less, less energy, flat affect, sitting or in bed most of the time. Ask for palliative or hospice help if not already in place. Ask your docs about safety/possibility of a permanent drain to drain at home. ...Read more

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What amount it costs ($) to laser the whole body including legs, arms, abdomen and back?

What amount it costs ($) to laser the whole body including legs, arms, abdomen and back?

Consultation: It is best to arrange a consultation with a board certified facial plastic surgeon, plastic surgeon, or dermatologist. Depending on the problem that you have, then recommendations will be given. Entire body treatments can take a lot of time and be costly, so be mindful and set priorities. ...Read more

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Is a rash on my baby’s abdomen serious?

Is a rash on my baby’s abdomen serious?

Get it checked: Most rashes on a baby's abdomen are benign, and are caused by common skin conditions, such as eczema, or by common viruses. Signs that a rash may be more serious include if the rash looks like small purple spots or bruises, if the baby has a high fever with the rash, if your baby is lethargic or listless, or if the child has other symptoms, such as frequent vomiting, seizure, or a bulging fontanel. ...Read more

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What foods can strengthen muscles as I can't exercise I have divericulation of abdomen recti and slight herniation. Dr.S?

What foods can strengthen muscles as I can't exercise I have divericulation of abdomen recti and slight herniation. Dr.S?

See a surgeon!: A diastasis of the rectus muscles (no such thing as a diverticulation of abdomen recti) should not Prohibit you from exercising! A hernia may but that can be fixed. Go see a general surgeon about your hernia. It can be fixed, and then 6 weeks later, you can get back to full physical activity! ...Read more

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I have been experiencing right side abdomen pain for 3 months. The pain is constant and achy always and is located right of navel sometimes causing s?

Need an exam: There are so many organs in that part of your abdomen... ovaries, intestines, kidneys. ..
You will need to have an exam and probable blood tests. Depending upon pain location low in your abdomen you may need a pelvic exam.
Please go visit a doctor in real time. Good luck ...Read more

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I have these contrictions in my left of abdomen which makes my defacaetion difficult and it comes out in small camel like feaces, after some time a s?

I have these contrictions in my left of abdomen which makes my defacaetion difficult and it comes out in small camel like feaces, after some time a s?

Constipation?: You may be just constipated but there can be other conditions causing your symptoms. You need to drink more fluids and can use a stool softener and have more fiber in your diet.If that does not help you may try a laxative and also make an appointment with your doctor and get it checked. You did not mention your age and if you are taking any meds which may be causing your symptoms. If over50 get col. ...Read more

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I am 11 weeks and 3 days pregnant and I’ve been experiencing sharp twinges on my right side near abdomen. It’s happened 3-4 times in the last two days?

I am 11 weeks and 3 days pregnant and I’ve been experiencing sharp twinges on my right side near abdomen. It’s happened 3-4 times in the last two days?

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is a complex issue with many possible causes. Right lower abdominal pain is always a conner for appendicitis. If the pain is severe and if you have nausea, vomiting or fever you should be evaluated immediately. Consider having your Obgyn do an exam to make sure all is ok ...Read more

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Sensation for 1 wk occurring about every 20 s shooting across abdomen like the feeling you get when you are falling. Like an anxiety symptom without?

Sensation for 1 wk occurring about every 20 s shooting across abdomen like the feeling you get when you are falling. Like an anxiety symptom without?

More information: More information is needed to help you.
Any other symptoms, how long does it last, where is the pain located? ...Read more

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Very strong pain in left side of abdomen goes to back. Hurt s when I take deep breath?

Abdominal pain: Could indicate a problem with stomach or intestine but may be an indication of pleurisy or inflammation of lung. Could also be a kidney problem such as a stone. See your doctor! ...Read more

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Indirect bilirubin 1.6, direct 0.3. Direct is only 0.1 above normal. Dr. Said gilbert's. Abdominal u/s normal. Gilberts?

Indirect bilirubin 1.6, direct 0.3. Direct is only 0.1 above normal. Dr. Said gilbert's. Abdominal u/s normal. Gilberts?

Yes: Undoubtedly. And the elevations are very minimal. I'm sure this will give you minimal or no problems. ...Read more

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For 2 yrs I get pain @ upper left quadrant when I bend over-mid abdomen far left. Goes away if I stretch upright, very painful. U/S normal. Thoughts?

For 2 yrs I get pain @ upper left quadrant when I bend over-mid abdomen far left. Goes away if I stretch upright, very painful. U/S normal. Thoughts?

Hiatal hernia: You most likely have hiatal hernia and will need UGI/ barium swallow to asses the severity of the disease. If ruled out for hiatal hernia, then you will need MRI of thoracic spine to rule out disc disease of mid back ...Read more

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Abdominal u/s showed gast. Sac at 4 weeks 4 days. One week later, transvag. (not abdominal) u/s showed 4 weeks 6 days. U/s type discrepancy? Miscarry?

Abdominal u/s showed gast. Sac at 4 weeks 4 days. One week later, transvag. (not abdominal) u/s showed 4 weeks 6 days. U/s type discrepancy? Miscarry?

Transvaginal: Sonography is generally more accurate than transabdominal sonography in early pregnancy. Also, the inherent error range for ultrasound dating at this stage is about +/- 3 days, so it may be likely that all is well, but follow up with your doc to make sure. ...Read more

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I started my cycle the fourth and by midday on the fifth it was gone. I had some slight pain low left abdomen. Its now under my ribs and high right s?

I started my cycle the fourth and by midday on the fifth it was gone. I had some slight pain low left abdomen. Its now under my ribs and high right s?

Need doctor to check: Abdominal pain can be from many things. Stomach acid problems cause pain, as does pancreatitis or gallstones. Appendicitis is a concern (pain is usually right lower abdomen, worsens over time, with fever coming on). If constipated for a while, stool can back up and cause pain. Gastrointestinal infections can cause pain, nausea, vomiting and fever. Right upper abdomen has the gallbladder and liver. ...Read more

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What exerciss will keep my abdominals in shape?

What exerciss will keep my abdominals in shape?

Abdominal exercises: In order to get defined abdominal muscles, you have to work on developing the muscles and reducing the amount of fat covering the muscles. Simply exercising the ab muscles alone won’t achieve the best results. You must combine healthy eating, cardio and strength training which is intense enough to fatigue your abs and need recovery, like sit-ups and crunches. Do a few sets of 10-30 reps daily. ...Read more

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My left abdomen is vibrating what could that be?

My left abdomen is vibrating what could that be?

Thin person?: If you're a thin person, sometimes reverberations from your abdominal aorta can be seen. Your heart sends blood strongly to this major vessel of your body. If this is what you're experiencing, it would be a variant of normal. Aneurysms (outpouchings) can be in the aorta too. Please see your physician if concerned about this possibility. ...Read more