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Dr. Robert Rahimi
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Ascites (Overview)

Ascites is a symptom in which a person has fluid (watery liquid) in his tummy, but the fluid is outside of the organs. Ascites fluid can surround the stomach, intestines, and bladder, but ascites fluid is not inside the organs.


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What are the common cancers that cause ascites?

What are the common cancers that cause ascites?

Either those causing: Liver failure by metastasis (colon, any gi, breast, lung, melanoma, kidney), or those infesting the abdominal cavity: ovary, pancreas, endometrium, lymphoma. Benign causes are liver, heart and kidney failure. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Rahimi
198 doctors shared insights

Ascites (Overview)

Ascites is a symptom in which a person has fluid (watery liquid) in his tummy, but the fluid is outside of the organs. Ascites fluid can surround the stomach, intestines, and bladder, but ascites fluid is not inside the organs.


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Does the development of malignant ascites mean much shortened survival in cancer patients?

Does the development of malignant ascites mean much shortened survival in cancer patients?

Generally yes: If the ascites is caused by studding of the peritoneum with tumor or thrombosis of the portal vein, then the cancer is much advanced. Some centers may offer hyperthermia for peritoneal carcinomatosis and i've heard success stories; a thrombosed portal vein might sometime be successfully treated. Today's physicians are honest about your odds and the risk-cost / benefit ration you can expect. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is ascites?

What sort of problem is ascites?

Fluid : Ascites is fluid buildup in the abdomen. Although most commonly found in patients with liver failure or cirrhosis, it can also be caused by certain cancers and heart failure. ...Read more

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What is the most common treatment for ascites?

Treat Cause: Treatment of ascites is based on treating the underlying cause which is responsible for the accumulation of fluid. Other initial treatments are medical in nature and include sodium restriction and diuretic therapy. This can be effective in up to 95% of patients. For those who are refractory to medical treatment the ascitic fluid can be removed periodically via a process called paracentesis. ...Read more

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SEVERE pain w liver bx. Admitted.Dx multi organ serositis. CRP 284.Sed50,ddimer1680. Hi ferr,myoglobin. Lo rbc,plat,lymph. Lo prot, HG. Ascites,eff,fever,brn urine. What was trigger? Bile leak,bleed?

SEVERE pain w liver bx. Admitted.Dx multi organ serositis. CRP 284.Sed50,ddimer1680. Hi ferr,myoglobin. Lo rbc,plat,lymph. Lo prot, HG. Ascites,eff,fever,brn urine. What was trigger? Bile leak,bleed?

Abdominal pain: The first step is to treat the symptoms. The second step is to find the cause. Discuss with your primary medical doctor. He/she can answer many of your questions and provide a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Can ascites caused by endometriosis prevent the sperm from fertilizing the egg and the fertilized egg attaching to the uterus?

No: Endometriosis is a complex affliction. It can cause infertility by causing mechanical problelms with the fallopian tubes...Ascites will have no direct effect on the process of getting pregnant. ...Read more

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Without emplantation of lever, how can I get relief from ascites symptoms disease.

Diuretic, drainage: Careful use of drugs to remove fluid from the body (usually diuretic such as spironolactone) helps mild cases, and if severe inserting a catheter though the skin into the abdominal cavity to drain fluid can relieve symptoms. Your best relief is if the liver dissease can be reversed or improved. ...Read more

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What are ascites?

Fluid: Usually means too much fluid has built up within the abdominal cavity. ...Read more

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When will my ascites go away?

Need to know Cause: Ascites can be caused from several things, so you can't get an answer on this without helping us know the source of the problem. ...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


Dr. Jay Yepuri
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Fluid In The Abdomen (Definition)

Fluid in the abdomen is a clinical finding in which the abdomen may be enlarged and contains fluid. This can occur due to liver, ...Read more