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Is fluid in the abdomen dangerous?

Is fluid in the abdomen dangerous?

Depends on: how much, what type, timing of development and other symptoms or conditions. At 87 I would take that finding very seriously and have it investigated soon. ...Read more

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Accumulation of fluid in right knee. Its effect.

Accumulation of fluid in right knee. Its effect.

An effusion (fluid -: In the joint) causes swelling in the joint resulting in pain or discomfort + limitation of the knee motion. If its getting bigger then see your orthopedist to be evaluated. Generally small amounts get reabsorbed without needing anything else to be done. Take some pain meds. Good luck. ...Read more

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Fluid in thighs and belly retaining why?

Fluid in thighs and belly retaining why?

Liver/kidney/heart: Liver/kidney/heart problems can cause the above symptoms, will need more work-up, best to see a doctor soon. ...Read more

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What causes fre fluid in abdomen?

What causes fre fluid in abdomen?

Could be natural: There is naturally a small amount of fluid in the pelvis to keep organs moist but it could also happen from ovulation, inflammation, infection or cancer cells. ...Read more

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What causes fluid build in lungs?

What causes fluid build in lungs?

Inflammation: Inflammation or reaction to a foreign body like a bacteria such as infectio fluid in the lungs are also some disease states that cause your body to attack its own tissue and i can closterwood in the longs also remember that all these connect organs are connected in some way to each other in the chest so if the heart fails fluking back up into the lungs and vice versa is more competine you realize but it's a good question. ...Read more

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Where does inflammatory fluid in the peritoneal cavity collect in a supine patient?

Where does inflammatory fluid in the peritoneal cavity collect in a supine patient?

Cul-De-Sac: Inflammatory fluid in the peritoneal cavity collects in the cul-de-sac between the uterus and rectum in women and between the posterior of the bladder and the rectum in men. It is the continuation of the peritoneal lining in this most dependent of areas that allows fluid to collect there. ...Read more

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What is mild inflammatory change in fluid in the right mastoid air cells?

What is mild inflammatory change in fluid in the right mastoid air cells?

Infection?: Fluid in the mastoid sinuses is not common and you may be suffering from mastoiditis. Be sure to see a doctor soon. ...Read more

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What does large fluid collection with an air fluid level mean, in pelvis of male, ?

What does large fluid collection with an air fluid level mean, in pelvis of male, ?

Abscess: The only things that live in the male pelvis are: 1) bladder and 2) rectum. There should be no fluid collection outside of the bladder (normal), but with gas in it, usually represents an abscess. This usually represents a perforation or fistula from the rectum, or post-operative leak after rectal surgery. Depending on the cause, the treatment can be drainage through the rectum or open surgery ...Read more

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Because of fluid acumulatd in cavity srrnding heart, pain persists in chest area after 2 mnths of angioplasty.help!?

Because of fluid acumulatd in cavity srrnding heart, pain persists in chest area after 2 mnths of angioplasty.help!?

See your doctor: this question, and the issues it might be are very complicated. you should see your doctor for evaluation. if this is an acute issue you might want to go to the emergency room at the hospital. ...Read more

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What causes fat collection in the lower stomach area?

What causes fat collection in the lower stomach area?

Age: Fat deposition in the lower abdomen will happen as we get older usuallly past the age of thirty. It is the normal result of aging and gravity. Two things we cannot seem to avoid. ...Read more

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What cause is fluid in pelvis?

What cause is fluid in pelvis?

Depends: Small amount normal. Excess will indicate....inflammation/infection........

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Premenstrual syndrome.What are the physical manifestations.Is bloating in abdomen and fluid retention in body one of it?

Premenstrual  syndrome.What are the physical manifestations.Is bloating in abdomen and fluid retention in body one of it?

It can be: Please see your gyn, your gyn can get you on meds to help with your symptomes and to make sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more

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Mom have free fluid (lots) in stomach. CT scan normal, show fluid in lung too. Colonoscopy normal. Severe pain in higher abdomen and lower abdomen. ?

Mom have free fluid (lots) in stomach. CT scan normal, show fluid in lung too. Colonoscopy normal. Severe pain in higher abdomen and lower abdomen. ?

Inside or out?: It is unclear from your description if the free fluid in the "stomach" means it is fluid in the abdomen (vs. within the stomach), in which case it would be called "ascites" and this would be abnormal and seen on CT scan. If there is similar fluid in the chest (usually right side), this may be due to liver disease from a variety of causes. Alternatively need to rule out heart disease and cancer ...Read more

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Where does fluid come from in hydrocele?

Where does fluid come from in hydrocele?

Men or boys!: Adult type hydrocele (non- communicating) - fluid comes from secretion or reaction to trauma, inflammation or torsion by inner layer of tunica vaginalis surrounding testis which is or has been produced faster than it is absorbed. In boys/toddlers or infants with communicating hydrocele, fluid comes from peritoneal cavity thru the communication. ...Read more

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Whats the difference in abscess's and large fluid collection, in pelvis , are abscess's and fluid collection the one and the same ???

Whats the difference in abscess's and large fluid collection, in pelvis , are abscess's and fluid collection the one and the same ???

Not necessarily : An Abcess is a walled off area of infection. Fluid collections can be anything, they have different characteristics on the imaging and treated differently. Some fluid collections are just watched closely, an some just go away on there own. Remember our bodies are made up of water primarily and this can, in essence, collect up anywhere. ...Read more

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What causes fluid build up in the sclera?

What causes fluid build up in the sclera?

Inflammation: Most fluid accumulates in the conjunctiva, the clear membrane in front of the white sclera. Inflammation from infection, trauma, allergy, or chemical exposure can cause this. True scleral edema (sweeling) is rare and found in severe scleritis. The swelling can result in retinal edema as well. ...Read more

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What does "minimal free fluid within the abdomen likely physiological in nature" mean in abdominal CT?

What does "minimal free fluid within the abdomen likely physiological in nature" mean in abdominal CT?

Not usually problem: Especially in young women, free fluid can be due to ovulation and is nothing to worry about. If you've had some trauma, though, it's something to be concerned about and needs to be attended to. ...Read more

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What causes fluid in the lung?

What causes fluid in the lung?

Several: Fluid in the lungs could mean pulmonary edema (swelling of lung) which can be caused by heart failure (multiple causes of this), infection, mitral valve disease, kidney failure, inflammation. Fluid surrounding lungs (pleural effusion) trauma, infection, heart failure, cancer, kidney failure. There are more. It's best to talk with your doctor for specifics. ...Read more

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Where does the fluid in hydrocele come from?

Where does the fluid in hydrocele come from?

Tunica vaginals: The testicles are protected by a membrane called the tunica vaginalis. For reasons that are sometimes obscure, this membrane starts secreting fluid(plasma) that accumulates thus forming the hydrocele. Sometimes, the reason for the increased secretions can be trauma or any other kind of physical insult. ...Read more

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How do I explain to my daughter what it means to have fluid accumulation in the skin?

How do I explain to my daughter what it means to have fluid accumulation in the skin?

Edema/swelling: There can be many causes of fluid accumulation (or edema). Can be caused by infection, inflammation, bug bite, preexisting skin disease, allergic reaction, drug reaction, trauma/injury, surgery, sunburn, poor circulation. Usually the area of edema looks swollen and sometimes tender. ...Read more

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What can I do to not get fluid accumulation in the skin?

What can I do to not get fluid accumulation in the skin?

Lower leg swelling: One of the most common forms of 'water in the skin' is edema or swelling of the lower legs. It's common during pregnancy and is frequently related to poor circulation and heart failure as a person gets older. Support stockings are usually the best way to treat this problem. Exercise can also help. Sometimes salt intake is a factor too. ...Read more

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Does pneumonia mean fluid accumulation in the lungs? Does it happen in every case? How is it treated?

Does pneumonia mean fluid accumulation in the lungs? Does it happen in every case? How is it treated?

Lung infection: pneumonia is lung infection and can be caused by mostly virus or bacteria. Generally some fluid accumulation may be associated with pneumonia but sometimes larger amounts of fluid accumulate surrounding the lung, which may need to be drained. ...Read more

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If someone has end stage renal failure. Wouldn't they have severe swelling all over from fluid accumulation?

If someone has end stage renal failure. Wouldn't they have severe swelling all over from fluid accumulation?

Possibly: It depends if there is still urine output or not. Some people maintain good urine volume even if they are on dialysis and in that case there is an outlet for fluid excess to leave the body. In the absence of urine output only dialysis can remove the extra fluid so a restriction of intake is mandatory. ...Read more

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My mother has fluid accumulation in the skin. What should I tell her?

See a doctor: There is no way to tell you what is going on from that description. See a doctor for a more precise diagnosis. ...Read more

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Possibility of having pid+ douglas fluid accumulation post total hysterectomy?How the bacterias spread in the pelvis?Is it through the vaginal stitch?

Possibility of having pid+ douglas fluid accumulation post total hysterectomy?How the bacterias spread in the pelvis?Is it through the vaginal stitch?

Can't happen : You can not have pid because there is no pathway for a sexually-transmitted infection from the penis to travel up into the pelvic cavity after hysterectomy. You could have a pelvic abscess or an infection from another source but not pid. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me why it'sthat alcohol causes an accumulation of fat in the abdomen?

Can you please tell me why it'sthat alcohol causes an accumulation of fat in the abdomen?

Calories: Alcohol contains many unwanted calories. After metabolism these are storred as fat. Alcohol blocks ability of body to access fat reserves thus muscle is metabolised rather than fat. Makes it easier to indulge in irresponsible indulgence of snacks. Can increase production of cortisol, hormone that breaks down muscle & retains fat. ...Read more

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What is the loose fluid in the abdomen a sign of?

What is the loose fluid in the abdomen a sign of?

Liver trouble: Most common form of free fluid in the abdomen, known as ascites , is a liver so hardened and disease that it causes decrease blood flow through the liver vessels and main draining veins. This together with low protein levels in the blood due to liver disease causes fluid to seep outside the vessels and into the abdominal cavity. ...Read more

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Afetr you have had a timmy tuck, how will the fluid be removed from the abdomen?

Afetr you have had a timmy tuck, how will the fluid be removed from the abdomen?

Drains: Many plastic surgeons will place 1 or 2 drains to remove the fluid from the abdomen. A drain is a small plastic tube connected to a container to collect the fluid. The container usually creates some suction to pull the fluid out. ...Read more

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What causes fre fluid in abdomen?

Could be natural: There is naturally a small amount of fluid in the pelvis to keep organs moist but it could also happen from ovulation, inflammation, infection or cancer cells. ...Read more

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How do fluids drain from the abdomen?

How do fluids drain from the abdomen?

Absorption: If they are outside of the gut and simply free in the abdomen your body will gradually absorbe them. ...Read more

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How do they drain away the fluid from the abdomen?

How do they drain away the fluid from the abdomen?

With a tiny needle: After local anesthesia, a small needle is inserted just below the belly button. Fluid comes out easily and drains. ...Read more

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What is the cause of fluid on unborn baby's abdomen?

What is the cause of fluid on unborn baby's abdomen?

Ascites: If what you mean is that there is a dena or swelling in the babies abdomen that could be a sign of ascites. This can be the result of a variety of conditions. Given how many different conditions could be causing this it's best to have a visit with your obstetrician or perinatologist to discuss the possible causes. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have a little fluid in abdomen or is that bad?

Some fluid: In abdominal cavity is normal but increase needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Is there a surgical procedure to remove fluid from the abdomen?

Is there a surgical procedure to remove fluid from the abdomen?

Paracentesis: Paracentesis is a procedure whereby a needle is placed into the abdominal cavity to remove fluid. This can be done to diagnose a condition, or relieve discomfort from the abdomen being distended. However, it is important to find out the underlying cause of the accumulated fluid and treat it primarily if possible because the fluid will like reaccumulate if the condition persists. ...Read more

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