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Edema And Ascites
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
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
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
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
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
Does accupressure help in reducing edema or ascietes and does it help when one is having low blood pressure?
No: It should not help any of those conditions. ...Read more
Hepc, cirohsis, portal hypertension, hepatic enceyclp. End stage liver disease, ascietes n edema...How much time left as doc says no treatment?
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
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
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
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
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
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.
If the cause is found and treated, it can resorb.
If tapped, it may just recur to equilibrium. ...Read more
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. ...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 more
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
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
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
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