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What are the causes of fetal ascites? How to prevent it on the next pregnancy

What are the causes of fetal ascites? How to prevent it on the next pregnancy

Several: Several possibilities including Parvovirus infection. Risk if recurrence depends on the cause. Has to be evaluated by an obstetrician and genetics expert. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Ultrasound result: single live intrautrerine pregnancy, presently cephalic, 20weeks and 5days gestation, oligohydramnios fetal ascites. What can I do

Ultrasound result: single live intrautrerine pregnancy, presently cephalic, 20weeks and 5days gestation, oligohydramnios fetal ascites. What can I do

See perinatologist: Its frightening to have an ultrasound that gives news that isn't perfect. Oligohydramnios means that there isn't enough fluid around the baby. You can help make more fluid by drinking lots and lots of water and getting enough rest. You need to see a perinatologist to find out why. This is a doctor who concentrates on complicated pregnancies to find out why. Best Wishes! ...Read more

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Famale age 30, 6 month pregnancy, nuchal thichness of 9.2mm, mild git ascities, stomach not visualizing, heart lung kidney brain normal. Previous hydroph?

Famale age 30, 6 month pregnancy, nuchal thichness of 9.2mm, mild git ascities, stomach not visualizing, heart lung kidney brain normal. Previous hydroph?

See a specialist: What you are describing sounds suspicious for anomalies. You should be referred to a Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist for further evaluation. ...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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Can lisinopril cause ascites?

Ascites: It wouldn't be high on the list of things Lisinopril causes unless it's part of a systemic reaction. ...Read more

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Could hemorrhoids cause ascites problems?

Could hemorrhoids cause ascites problems?

No: Could hemmeroids cause ascites, no. If you have ascites could hemmeroids be related, yes. If you have ascites and hemmeroids will your chance of developing an infection in the ascites increase, no. ...Read more

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Conception after laparoscopy for removal of ascites.?

Depends on origin: Ascites, or accumulation of fluid in peritoneal cavity due to many causes. If it is malignant ascites due to ovarian Ca spread to omentum then conception unattainable. If due to chylous ascites then once fluid is drained as with other causes that are benign conception can occur within several weeks. If due infection such as TB periotonitis, one must clear up infection prior to pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does ascites occur in pre sinusoidal portal hypertension?

Does ascites occur in pre sinusoidal portal hypertension?

Mainly in dogs: This has been reported mainly in dogs and cats. In humans, pre sinusoidal portal hypertension leads primarily to fibrosis. I would defer to my Gastrointestinal colleagues for more clarification. ...Read more

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What is the significant of hyadit cyst in liver with ascites.

What is the significant of hyadit cyst in liver with ascites.

Depends on etiology: Hydatid cysts are caused by animal tape warms, intermediate host sheep and other cattle, primary hosts dogs, humans are accidental hosts, cyst contains larvae, if repute can give anaphylactic shock, after recovers will give ascites and implantation cysts, most of the time due to unrelated to echinoccocal infections butis due to liver diseases. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between mosaic perfusion and ascites?

Not sure that there: Is a direct relationship. Mosaic perfusion is a pattern of vessels in the lung associated with pulmonary hypertension and other pulmonary vascular disease.
Pulmonary hypertension could lead to right heart failure and then ascites. I really am unable to find a direct connection between this finding on high resolution ct and ascites.
Perhaps a radiologist might have a different idea. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about ovarian and breat cancer with ascites?

All possibly related: Ascites can be non cancer related, for example with liver disease. However, if malignant cells have been found in the fluid, it is often related to ovarian cancer. A good cytologist can generally tell if it it gynecologic, or specifically ovarian. However, breast cancer can spread to the abdominal cavity and to the ovaries and also cause ascites. In any case, breast & ovarian cancer are related ...Read more

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Is ascites precox an exclusive symptom of constrictive pericarditis?

Is ascites precox an exclusive symptom of constrictive pericarditis?

Yes: The term ascites praecox does refer specifically to ascites (fluid in abdominal cavity) secondary to constrictive pericaritis. It may occur prior to the development of leg edema. ...Read more

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Spleen is slightly enlargeed, could this cause ascites and sholder blade pain?

No and yes: Splenomegaly should not cause ascites but it can cause shoulder pain. Something is causing the splenomegaly and this is causing the ascites. You need some lab and an exam. Good luck. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Does the presence of ascites in cirrhosis always indicate the patient is in a decompensated state?

Does the presence of ascites in cirrhosis always indicate the patient is in a decompensated state?

Not exactly: It indicates the severity of disease process, but can be created at variable rate (/volume) depending on compliance w/meds and diet (salt excess a big one). True decompensation usually w/ascites and jaundice (yellow appearance to skin / sclera). ...Read more

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Please explain why someone who was bleeding and had ascites (due to liver problems) 02 saturations would decrease?

Generally: When you have ascites it puts pressure on your diaphragm and limits breathing, assuming your condition hasn't directly effected your lungs ...Read more

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A family member has cancer and ascites. The fluid was removed but am curious if either cancer (which im pretty sure is not) or ascites is contagious?

A family member has cancer and ascites. The fluid was removed but am curious if either cancer (which im pretty sure is not) or ascites is contagious?

Absolutely not: Physicians may forget to explain this to families. I'm sorry about your loved one, and also that you were frightened. Don't be afraid to touch this person or show warmth / appreciation for however long you have together. ...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. Robert Rahimi
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Ascites (Definition)

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