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Doctor insights on: Ascites From Lymph Leaks

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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

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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2nd hernia repair in 4 days ascites leak after first surgery should I expect more leakage?

2nd hernia repair in 4 days ascites leak after first surgery should I expect more leakage?

Possible: If you have leak of ascetic fluid in first surgery, will have same in the second surgery., cirrhotic patients with ascots, if entered into peritoneum, fluid will leak, wound healing will be delayed. ...Read more

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Does ascites fluid leak into the groin area after a hernia repair if you have cirrhosis with ascites.

Does ascites fluid leak into the groin area after a hernia repair if you have cirrhosis with ascites.

Get treated: Treatment is necessary to control the ascites and prevent it from leaking through your recent incision. Okay to call your surgery team. ...Read more

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I have cirrhosis. Is it possible to have ascites that doesn't show from physical exam. My navel leaks. No appetite. Belly aches. Could this be ascites?

I have cirrhosis. Is it possible to have ascites that doesn't show from physical exam. My navel leaks. No appetite. Belly aches. Could this be ascites?

Possibly dangerous!: If navel leaks, possibly cirrhosis but more common causes. One of the more common ones is a urachal sinus (an abnormal persistence of the duct from your bladder to your umbilical cord which was there to take urine away when you were in the womb). If your navel leaked before you got cirrhosis, that is a good possibility. In any case, the leak can be very dangerous so get a doc to see it asap! ...Read more

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I had ascites leaking into my inguinal hernia and had a mesh repair on the left side. Now, I have got right sided hernia. I was told that the fluid would leak. Is another surgery an option?

I had ascites leaking into my inguinal hernia and had a mesh repair on the left side. Now, I have got right sided hernia. I was told that the fluid would leak. Is another surgery an option?

Yes, but: You should have the ascites under control before operating. This can be managed by some primary care providers, or. Gi liver specialist. If medical control is not working, could place a denver shunt at the time of her is repair. This isn't commonly done, so may have to shop around for a surgeon that would do this. Good luck! ...Read more

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Inguinal hernia surgery in 3 days, cirrhosis, ascites leak, will they still operate if so what would the outcome possibly be?

Maybe: You are at high risk for any type of surgery; if your liver failure is worsening with increasing ascites you must let your surgeon know, that will need to be addressed first. ...Read more

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Do swollen lymph nodes leak if u squeeze them or is that an abscess?

Do swollen lymph nodes leak if u squeeze them or is that an abscess?

Infected lymph node: Lymphadenitis is an infection in one or more lymph nodes. Lymph nodes are filled with white blood cells that help your body fight off infections. When lymph nodes become infected, it's usually because an infection started somewhere else in your body. Infected lymph node can become abscess which can drain purulent material usually in associated with cellulitis or soft tissue infection. ...Read more

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I have a swollen lymph node behind my ear. Its been swollen for well over a year. Last night 2 holes opened up & started leaking puss?

I have a swollen lymph node behind my ear. Its been swollen for well over a year. Last night 2 holes opened up & started leaking puss?

Evaluation: This sounds like it is an infected cyst. You need to be seen today to have it drained and evaluated. You may also need antibiotics. Don't delay. ...Read more

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I have an open puss dripping and sometime blood dripping open wound in my armpit! It leaks and my lymph node is swollen...What's wrong with me?  

I have an open puss dripping and sometime blood dripping open wound in my armpit! It leaks and my lymph node is swollen...What's wrong with me?  

Definitely something: It's quite surprising to get such a question on healthtap. Clearly what is occurring should elicit a response of fear, or a rather extreme case of denial. There's a neurologic state called neglect' in stroke victims: paralyzed side is neglected in such a way that person is unaware that it exists. Denial is the #1 cause of diagnoses being made too late. Emergency room, now. ...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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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 cure for ascites?

Depends on source: Ascites, the leaking of serum fluid into the peritoneal cavity can arise from different sources. End stage liver cirrhosis with portal hypertension can cause extensive ascites. A liver transplant may be the only source for relief. Ovaian Cancer that spreads to the omentum releases a vascular permeability factor. Here tumor debulking and chemo may produce the desired results. ...Read more

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Is Ascites always cancer?

No: Ascites is frequently associated with tumors such as ovary which spread to omentum causing a release of a permeability factor that causes weeping of fluid from peritoneal surface to produce ascites. The latter also occurs during portal hypertension with cirrhosis of the liver resulting in fluid filling the peritoneal cavity. Rare infections such as TB peritonitis is associated with ascites. ...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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Do doctors see a lot of patients with ascites?

Certain doctors do: Yes. Certain doctors such as internists, gastroenterologists/hepatologist, nephrologist do see a lot of patients with ascites. Oncologists see patient with ascites quite a lot - although less frequently compared the above doctors. ...Read more

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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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Will you gain weight if you have malignant ascites?

Will you gain weight if you have malignant ascites?

Sure: Ascites means holding onto watery fluid in the abdomen (outside of the organs in the belly, but inside the belly area). Water weighs 8 pounds per gallon, so there will be weight gain with any kind of ascites, unless the ascites is a very slight amount. ...Read more

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How is chylous ascites different from other ascites?

How is chylous ascites different from other ascites?

Harder to treat: It is much harder to treat, usually dietary changes are used. Sometimes an interventional radiologist (image guided surgeon) can identify the problem and block the leak, but it is a very specialized procedure. The interventional radiology group at university of pennsylvania has significant experience with this condition. ...Read more

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Will ascites kill me, or does the water just get reabsorbed later?

Cause: Ascitis is a manifestation of a problem. Most common cause is liver cirrhosis. The prognosis depends on the cause and the treatment received. Ascitis itself can lead to a number of complications including kidney shutdown and extreme respiratory difficulty. It can also get infected and cause septic shock. ...Read more

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How do doctors tell if a person has ascites versus being just fat/bloated?

How do doctors tell if a person has ascites versus being just fat/bloated?

Ascites diangosis: Ascites can be discovered on a physical examination by detection a fluid wave in the abdomen. The definitive way to diagnose it is by an abdominal ultrasound which will detect it quite easily. If there is a question of the presence of ascites, have a doctor order one. ...Read more

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What can I do in the case of ascites??? It's very difficult to breathe.....

Paracentesis: If the ascites is so severe that you're having trouble breathing, you should have a paracentesis. This is a simple medical procedure, performed at the bedside, taking about 10 minutes, to anesthetize the skin, puncture the skin, and thread a catheter (small tube) into the abdomen to drain off the fluid. You'll have immediate relief. ...Read more

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In cirrhosis does the presence of ascites always indicate decompensation and is this considered a serious complication and stage of the disease?

In cirrhosis does the presence of ascites always indicate decompensation and is this considered a serious complication and stage of the disease?

It is concerning: Ascites- buildup of fluid in the abdominal cavity- can be a sign of serious decompensation in the liver function. This is usually seen in the later stages of liver failure. If this is seen you should let your doctor know right away. This is associated with decreased survival. However if the cause of the liver damage is found early-& treated this can delay progression. Cirrhosis can't be undone. ...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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What is ascites? Can it be sucked out?

Yes: Ascites is fluid in the abdominal cavity. There are many causes of ascites. Yes, it can be removed by a procedure called paracentesis. It is a fairly simple procedure done in a doctor's office. However, this is not a treatment for ascites. Paracentesis is used to help diagnose the cause of ascites, or to relieve the pressure from a buildup of a large amount of fluid. ...Read more

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Can ascites be fatal?

See below: Ascites is caused by serious illness. Though it usually does not cause death by itself, the underlying reason for ascites can be fatal. Liver disease and cancer are 2 common causes of ascites. ...Read more

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Can malaria cause ascites?

Can malaria cause ascites?

Possible: Ascites or fluid in the abdomen is not usual presentation, how ever was reported from the centers with large series, and people over the age of 50 years. (picture is not malaria blood smear slide). ...Read more

Dr. Sudeshan Govender
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Ascites (Definition)

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Dr. Jay Yepuri
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Fluid In The Abdomen (Definition)

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