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Middle aged men presnted with morning peri-orbital edema,puffy face ,bilateral pitting leg edema,mild ascites.how approach this patient ? Im a med stu

Middle aged men presnted with morning peri-orbital edema,puffy face ,bilateral pitting leg edema,mild ascites.how approach this patient ? Im a med stu

?Heart failure: He need to be admitted for evaluation and treatment, it could be heart failure or renal failure so he need EKG ,echo cardiogram CXR ,blood test (CBC,BUN,Creatinine,electrolyte) to find the cause for treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Edema (Definition)

Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more


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In usg.Found mild glblader wall edema.Galbladr partially distended.No-(calculus, perecholecystic fluid, lump.Ascites)bile dct nrml.No pain.Lft nrml..Ok?

In usg.Found mild glblader wall edema.Galbladr partially distended.No-(calculus, perecholecystic fluid, lump.Ascites)bile dct nrml.No pain.Lft nrml..Ok?

Why: Was the ultrasound being performed if there is no pain and blood tests normal? Ultrasound findings can be of no clinical help if the findings have no bearing on what the person feels. These findings described can be non-specific and fairly normal if there is no symptoms. Ask your doctor who ordered the testing what these findings mean for you. ...Read more

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35M has AFLD, mod Ascites, yellow eyes. slight RL edema. During 9day Detox gained 40# water 3wks ago. Lost 30# & is it safe to do 5:2 Fast?

35M has AFLD, mod Ascites, yellow eyes. slight RL edema. During 9day Detox gained 40# water 3wks ago. Lost 30# & is it safe to do 5:2 Fast?

Here are some...: Seriously, it would most logical and beneficial for you to relate all your concerns and questions to the doctors in treating team since your illness is seriously involving majority part of the body and they possess more individual specific medical information about you. Spotty online inquiry will be hard to bring right answers, instead maybe more confusion and anxiety. Best wish... ...Read more

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Hepc n ciroh, feeling weak..No ascietes or edema.Eating 4 to 5 times small portions of fruit n veg, how 2 improve energy level.Pl advice?

Hepc n ciroh, feeling weak..No ascietes or edema.Eating 4 to 5 times small portions of fruit n veg, how 2 improve energy level.Pl advice?

Fix the cause: Lack of energy can come from a variety of situations. Dehydration (not drinking at least 5 cups of water a day), lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, chronic sinus problems, caffeine withdrawal, chronic illness (such as anemia) or allergies can cause low energy. Try fixing some or all of these situations. ...Read more

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Hepc, cirohsis, portal hypertension, hepatic enceyclp. End stage liver disease, ascietes n edema...How much time left as doc says no treatment?

Hepc, cirohsis, portal hypertension, hepatic enceyclp. End stage liver disease, ascietes n edema...How much time left as doc says no treatment?

Cirrhosis ; survival: The most common model that is used to estimate survival and severity is called meld score. That depends on your renal function, bilirubin (a liver function test) and also inr ( how thin is your liver). You can ask your provider to do this calculation for you. ...Read more

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Severe pedal oedema pitting, retro orbital swelling, ascitis , wbc 14500, platelets 800000. ?

Severe pedal oedema pitting, retro orbital swelling, ascitis , wbc 14500, platelets 800000.

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See doctor now: You have a serious medical issue which needs be treated ASAP. There is not an issue which can be addressed in this forum. ...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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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

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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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Can ascites cause 100f fevers?

Yes: If the fluid is infected its called sbp. Spontaneous bacterial pertionitis. Dangerous and needs to be checked out in the hospital. ...Read more

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Why does ascites affect breathing?

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. ...Read more

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Can walking help reduce some ascites?

Can walking help reduce some ascites?

Not likely: Ascites typically forms when liver disease makes it difficult for the blood to filter through the liver back to the systemic circulation, similar to a clogged filter. Exercise will not improve this. ...Read more

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Does walking as exercise make ascites worse?

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. ...Read more

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How can you tell if ascites is under control before surgery?

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. ...Read more

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Does perihepatic ascites cause pain? How long does it take to go away and what are potential causes?

Generally no: A small amount of perihepatic ascites is usually not painful. Possible causes include chronic liver disease or the sequelae of an acute insult to the liver (medication injury or cholecystitis). ...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 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

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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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Does exercise help in reducing ascites?

Not usually: If heart failure, getting in shape may reduce some of the failure symptoms. ...Read more

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What can I do in the case of ascites????

There are: many causes of ascites, so finding and treating the cause will take care of the ascites. If the cause cannot be cured, dietary/fluid restrictions may be necessary, along with intermittent drainage if the volume of fluid becomes so large it impairs breathing or causes other symptoms. Talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Does ascites usually make you gain weight?

Yes, 8 lbs/ gallon: Yes, ascites is water (plus some salts and proteins) in the abdomen. Water weighs about 8 lbs./gallon, or 1 kg/liter. You would be surprised how many liters can be hiding in someone's abdomen.

Ascites definitely causes weight gain! ...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

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...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