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What is the most common treatment for ascites?

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. ...Read more

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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


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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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 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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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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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

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What does it mean when a person has ascites?? Is it dangerouse and what can be the cause??

Could be serious: It could be caused by significant liver problem, heart problem, kidney problem, malnutrition, cancer, etc. Please discuss further with doctor to get more proper evaluation. ...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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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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What are the common cancers that cause ascites?

What are the common cancers that cause ascites?

Either those causing: Liver failure by metastasis (colon, any gi, breast, lung, melanoma, kidney), or those infesting the abdominal cavity: ovary, pancreas, endometrium, lymphoma. Benign causes are liver, heart and kidney failure. ...Read more

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Can lisinopril cause ascites?

Ascites: It wouldn't be high on the list of things Lisinopril causes unless it's part of a systemic reaction. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Rahimi
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Ascites (Definition)

Ascites = abnormal accumulation of fluid in peritoneal ...Read more


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Fluid In The Abdomen (Definition)

Fluid in the abdomen (Ascites) = Excess fluid accumulated ...Read more