Top 20 Doctor insights on: Ascites in 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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does the presence of ascites in cirrhosis always indicate the patient is in a decompensated state?
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