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Ascites With Cough
I am an ovarian cancer patient on my 2nd recurrence. I have new pain & numbness in front of both thighs, worse when I sneeze / cough. Can malignant abdominal ascites be compressing lateral femoral cutaneous nerve causing pain? How can the pain be palliate
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...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.
Diaphragm: Ascites is an accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity. The diaphragm, which is the muscle that divides the abdomen from the thoracic cavity (where the lungs are located), helps in pulling air into the lungs, any accumulation of fluid in the abdomen will increase the intrabdominal pressure thus pushing on the diaphragm upward, preventing it from helping in drawing air into the lungs properly.See 1 more doctor answer
Ascites: In and of itself walking will not make ascites worse. Resistance exercises such as weight lifting with moderate to heavy resistance can due to increase vascular pressures that occur. Walking should not bother it and can help in so many other ways both physically, mentally, and psychologically.See 1 more doctor answer
Ultrasound: You do not mention the type of surgery that you are to have - the risk of surgery in the face of underlying liver disease depends on the type of surgery and the degree of liver damage. Ascites is an indicator of the severity of liver disease, but the risk of surgery is not necessarily eliminated if the ascites is gone. See your hepatologist for full assessment of the risk of surgery.See 1 more doctor answer
Does perihepatic ascites cause pain? How long does it take to go away and what are potential causes?
Does ascites, even a small amount, usually make you gain weight? Does it also increase your total body water %?
Does ascites fluid get reabsorbed by the body or does it need to be drained (tapped)? It is not growing, just remained the same.
Sometimes: If the cause is found and treated, it can resorb. If tapped, it may just recur to equilibrium.See 1 more doctor answer
I have ascites symptoms disease (lever). How can I relief from this disease perminantely. Without any operation or surgery like emplantation of lever?
Liver cirrohsis: Unforunetly there is no magic cure. A liver transplant if you are a candidate will help.
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.