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Dr. Per Freitag Dr. Freitag
Orthopedic Surgery
years in practice
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What happens if anyone have an experience with cirrhosis, ascites please give me some advice about treatment. Thank you.?

What happens if anyone have an experience with cirrhosis, ascites please give me some advice about treatment. Thank you.?

Stop drinking: The most effective treatment would be to stress the liver less, The liver has great regenerative potentials.

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. Michael Zadeh Dr. Zadeh
Surgery
13 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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What is the most common treatment for ascites?

Treat Cause: Treatment of ascites is based on treating the underlying cause which is responsible for the accumulation of fluid. Other initial treatments are medical in nature and include sodium restriction and diuretic therapy. This can be effective in up to 95% of patients. For those who are refractory to medical treatment the ascitic fluid can be removed periodically via a process called paracentesis.

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Dr. Raymundo Romero Dr. Romero
Internal Medicine - Oncology
18 years in practice
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
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I'm suffering from cirrhosis, portal hypertension and ascites/ can you tell me more about treatment for this?

FEW OPTIONS: Your hepatologist (liver specialist) would be the best person to decide what would be the best treatment for you. Options include: b-blocker to decrease portal pressure, diuretics (lasix/aldactone) to control ascites and in certain cases tips (transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt). Best recommendation is to avoid anything that may further damage the liver.

Dr. Clarence Grim Dr. Grim
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
53 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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Advance liver cancer, liver size 21cm no obstructed bile ducts, bilirubin 10.81, mild ascites. What treatment would work now? Is chemo still an option?

Advance liver cancer, liver size 21cm no obstructed bile ducts, bilirubin 10.81, mild ascites. What treatment would work now? Is chemo still an option?

Liver cancer: Advance liver cancer, liver size 21cm no obstructed bile ducts, bilirubin 10.81, mild ascites.what treatment would work now? Is chemo still an option? ANS: Please discuss with your Dr. We cannot give good advice without seeing you.

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper Dr. Kleerekoper
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
47 years in practice
University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Sanjay Kumar Dr. Kumar
Internal Medicine
33 years in practice
Banaras Hindu University Institute of Medical Sciences
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What treatment or medication can you suggest for a patient diagnosed with liver cirrhosis, (already had an enlarged heart, gallbladder stones & ascites?

Meds for cirrhosis: Not much to offer, other than liver transplantation. These classes of medications help somewhat - diuretics, some beta blockers and lactulose. Tips is a procedure that is done for alleviating portal hypertension in cirrhosis.

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Hi, fetal ascites dx at 14w, fetal anomaly scan at 15w NAD, TORCH /Amnio NAD, what is the likelihood of a happy/healthy baby please?

Hi, fetal ascites dx at 14w, fetal anomaly scan at 15w NAD, TORCH /Amnio NAD, what is the likelihood of a happy/healthy baby please?

Unclear: There is not enough information for us to offer an opinion. Schedule a follow up visit with your Obgyn to go over the sonogram results. If you are unclear on the results and plan then ask for a referral to a perinatologist for a second opinion

Dr. Madhu Kandarpa Dr. Kandarpa
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
5 years in practice
Andhra University, Rangaraya Medical College AKA University of Health Sciences Vijayawada
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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.

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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I'm 20 weeks 6 days pregnant my ultrasound result shows oligohydramnios fetal ascites is there anyway I can save my baby?

I'm 20 weeks 6 days pregnant my ultrasound result shows oligohydramnios fetal ascites is there anyway I can save my baby?

Diagnosis: Obviously both of those are negative signs at this gestational age. If not done already, asked to be referred to a perinatologist for a evaluation. TORCH blood testing, a fetal echocardiogram and possibly an amniocentesis should be done. Fetal DNA sequencing can be done from maternal blood in some cases.

Dr. Charles Whiting Dr. Whiting
Obstetrics & Gynecology
23 years in practice
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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!

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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I am 37 weeks pregnant and did a scan that says fetal abdominal Ascites and bilateral fetal scrotal hydrocele were noticed?

I am 37 weeks pregnant and did a scan that says fetal abdominal Ascites and bilateral fetal scrotal hydrocele were noticed?

Here are some...: I would no jump into the conclusion by the one ultrasound image; it is reasonable to wait and see with repeating another ultrasound in 4-5 weeks for comparison as long as fetal growth and your healthy state in line with a normally expected pregnancy and since it is hard to do anything about it if any fetal congenital abnormality has formed. More? Ask your obs-gyn doctor for detail. Best wish...

Dr. Peter Karpawich Dr. Karpawich
Pediatrics - Cardiology
42 years in practice
Hahnemann Medical College
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My dad has ascites what is the cause? What are the treatments? He has lymphoma

My dad has ascites what is the cause? What are the treatments? He has lymphoma

Fuild backup: Ascitis is a condition of fluid in the soft tissues of the body. It can be caused by obstruction of lymph drainage from the periphery as well as heart failure. If there are symptoms of heart failure, medications can be helpful to improve pump function as well as increase urination. Discuss with his doctor about appropriate therapies.

Dr. Jason Hemming Dr. Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
13 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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Would I be able to take my pegylated interferon therapy after diagnosed w/ascites?

Depends: I am assuming you have hep c cirrhosis with new ascites. Given a new due compensating symptom, treatment becomes more difficult. That does not mean it needs to stop, however best if you were managed at a tertiary care center.

Dr. Andrew Turrisi Dr. Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
43 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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Are ascites a side effect of radiation therapy?

I have no: Clue what was irradiated, how long ago and for what purpose, but ascites is not even on my list as a possible adverse effect of radiotherapy. I'd first need to know what he cancer was...Many cause ascites.

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Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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After treatment of neck lymp node TB can TB pass to fetus? Can lymp node TB effect other organs during treatment?

After treatment of neck lymp node TB can TB pass to fetus? Can lymp node TB effect other organs during treatment?

Tuberculosis: Infants may acquire tuberculosis by transplacental spread through the umbilical vein to the fetal liver; aspiration or ingestion of infected amniotic fluid; or airborne inoculation from close contacts (family members or nursery personnel). Hope this does not occur. Stay well and recover uneventfully. Best wishes.

Dr. Crystal Twynham Dr. Twynham
Surgery
29 years in practice
University of Minnesota Medical School
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Is TB lymphadenitis contagious? Will it spread to fetus or will baby get TB in future? Is there a possibility of relapse after six months of treatment

Is TB lymphadenitis contagious? Will it spread to fetus or will baby get TB in future? Is there a possibility of relapse after six months of treatment

Tuberculosis in preg: When pregnant with active tuberculosis, you should be treated for at least 9 months total, regardless of your treatment start date, & through pregnancy. Your baby is at risk for serious problems if you do not get treated, and could even die. It is very important to take your medication exactly as prescribed, and if it does not work, to switch to a second line medication. Take Vitamin B6 daily.

Dr. Robin Ohls Dr. Ohls
Pediatrics - Neonatology
years in practice
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Are there treatment guidelines for fetal alcohol syndrome?

Are there treatment guidelines for fetal alcohol syndrome?

Early dx helps: There are no treatments for the congenital defects or brain damage due to fetal alcohol syndrome (fas), but early diagnosis and special education to address the child's specific needs can improve their developmental outcome. The earlier a child with FAS is placed in the appropriate educational class and given comprehensive social services, the more improved their prognosis.

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Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Can Tuberculosis lymphadenitis cause infertility Can treated TB pass to fetus can baby get TB from me even after treatment?

Can Tuberculosis lymphadenitis cause infertility Can treated TB pass to fetus can baby get TB from me even after treatment?

TB and infertility: Yes, tuberculosis can result in infertility. Log on and read NN Chowdhury - Journal of the Indian Medical Association, 1996 - ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov. This is a complicated subject and cannot be thoroughly discussed in this space. Best wishes.

Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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What are labouring woman's legal rights to refuse treatment she isn't convinced of? Do maternal rights trump fetal rights? Can doctor force treatment?

What are labouring woman's legal rights to refuse treatment she isn't convinced of? Do maternal rights trump fetal rights? Can doctor force treatment?

Total control: Women in labor might not be in the best physical/mental condition to make intelligent choices. But legally they have the final say in what could be done after their doctor explains the possible choices. This would include the risks of making the wrong choice.

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Dr. Robert Rahimi
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Ascites (Definition)

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Dr. Jay Yepuri
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Fluid In The Abdomen (Definition)

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