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

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 disease, and certain cancers.


Dr. Jay Yepuri
164 Doctors shared insights

Abnormal Fluid Buildup In Abdomen (Overview)

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 disease, and certain cancers.


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I have post appendectomy fluid in abdomen, it got inflamed after antibiotics treatment, everything was fine, I'm experiencing mild symptoms again advic?

I have post appendectomy fluid in abdomen, it got inflamed after antibiotics treatment, everything was fine, I'm experiencing mild symptoms again advic?

Could be abscess: It is unusual to develop fluid after a straightforward appendectomy but it can happen. The fluid should be drained with a needle under ct or ultrasound guidance to make sure it is all removed. Read more

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What can I do to get rid of loose skin on my abdomen?

What can I do to get rid of loose skin on my abdomen?

No easy fix: Traditionally a abdominoplasty, tummy tuck is used to remove excess skin. However there ia a scar usually under the panty line. There are lasers and other devices that may firm the skin a little but if you have alot of stretch marks then usually tummy tuck is the answer. You need to be evaluated by a board certified plastic surgeon. Read more

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How can a pt on high doses of steroids (sle serositis) tell the diff between having a swollen belly from the drug or true ascites? Abd is swollen/hard

How can a pt on high doses of steroids (sle serositis) tell the diff between having a swollen belly from the drug or true ascites? Abd is swollen/hard

See a doctor: A careful physical exam with a doctor can tell if there is ascites and an abdomen ultrasound can see if there is ascites too. Read more

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Ascites fluid since 4 mnths, small cysts on both ovaries, liver is fine, tuk TB treatmnt, prblm persists, 2nd time 100ml fluid exam, which doc 2 consult?

Ascites fluid since 4 mnths, small cysts on both ovaries, liver is fine, tuk TB treatmnt, prblm persists, 2nd time 100ml fluid exam, which doc 2 consult?

MGT: I would recommend that our GI specialist tap the fluid and then test for TB, bacterial causes.
The fluid should be analyzed for total protein levels.
In the meantime, please discontinue alcohol and smoking. If there are any respiratory symptoms, a chest image should be obtained. Read more

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I do not drink alcohol but I still have upper epigastric pain. Ct scan reported ascites. How can that be? I also have fluid on/in the liver. Is this why I still have the pain?

I do not drink alcohol but I still have upper epigastric pain. Ct scan reported ascites. How can that be? I also have fluid on/in the liver. Is this why I still have the pain?

There are many: Causes of ascites, not just alcohol abuse.

Please see your doctor for additional workup, likely to include a number of blood tests as well as taking a same of the ascites and analyzing its composition.

You need to keep on this until you have a reason. Good luck, . 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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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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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

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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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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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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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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

Dr. Robert Rahimi
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Ascites (Definition)

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