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Herbal Treatment For Abnormal Fluid Buildup In Abdomen
Besides keep sucking out the fluid from abdomen for ascites patient, what could be a better treament? Chemo tried and failed, she has mesothelioma.
I'm leaking clear, non purulent fluid from belly button. No fever, blood work normal, no appetite, upper right abdo pain, slight bloating. Ascites?
See a doctor!: There are so many questions that come to mind. You need a physical exam and probably some blood work. ...Read more
Taking Florinef (fludrocortisone) 100 mcg daily & high salt diet for POTS & low BP. How to control belly fluid retention I get since starting treatment? I exercise.
Treatment: You should first start again with your primary doctor to make sure that some items are OK and possibly some items need correction. You did not include your age, height, and weight so I cannot give further information. I would appreciate it if you send me some more information. ...Read more
Why is ascites could happen on mesothelioma patient? Is that means the cancer is spreaded to organs near the abdomen like ovaries? Please advice.
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im 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. ...Read more
If ascites is severe enough to make lying in bed extremely uncomfortable should we go to the emergency room? Diagnosed with esophageal cancer that has spread to the abdomen. Ascites causing extreme discomfort. He took his pain meds and still cannot lay
When : When ascites causes abdominal discomfort or pain it is generally accepted that enough fluid fluid should be removed from the abdomen for comfort. More importantly, evaluation of the abdomen to ensure that there has not been a colon or esophageal rupture is vitally important. Evaluation for infection causing the accumulation of fluid is also part of the evaluation. The sooner the patient is diagnosed with a potential infection or rupture, the sooner treatment can begin. Extreme discomfort to the point of not being able to lye down would be considered a medical emergency and urgent evaluation should occur. If you are unsure, someone should be on call for your oncologist. Calling them in these type of situations can be very helpful as they can direct you specifically where to go and coordinate your care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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