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SEVERE pain w liver bx. Admitted. Dx multi organ serositis. CRP 284.Sed50, ddimer1680. Hi ferr, myoglobin. Lo rbc, plat, lymph. Lo prot, HG. Ascites, eff, fever, brn urine. What was trigger? Bile leak, bleed?

SEVERE pain w liver bx. Admitted. Dx multi organ serositis. CRP 284.Sed50, ddimer1680. Hi ferr, myoglobin. Lo rbc, plat, lymph. Lo prot, HG. Ascites, eff, fever, brn urine. What was trigger? Bile leak, bleed?

Abdominal pain: The first step is to treat the symptoms. The second step is to find the cause. Discuss with your primary medical doctor. He/she can answer many of your questions and provide a treatment plan. ...Read more

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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2nd hernia repair in 4 days ascites leak after first surgery should I expect more leakage?

2nd hernia repair in 4 days ascites leak after first surgery should I expect more leakage?

Possible: If you have leak of ascetic fluid in first surgery, will have same in the second surgery., cirrhotic patients with ascots, if entered into peritoneum, fluid will leak, wound healing will be delayed. ...Read more

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Does ascites fluid leak into the groin area after a hernia repair if you have cirrhosis with ascites.

Does ascites fluid leak into the groin area after a hernia repair if you have cirrhosis with ascites.

Get treated: Treatment is necessary to control the ascites and prevent it from leaking through your recent incision. Okay to call your surgery team. ...Read more

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I have cirrhosis. Is it possible to have ascites that doesn't show from physical exam. My navel leaks. No appetite. Belly aches. Could this be ascites?

I have cirrhosis. Is it possible to have ascites that doesn't show from physical exam. My navel leaks. No appetite. Belly aches. Could this be ascites?

Possibly dangerous!: If navel leaks, possibly cirrhosis but more common causes. One of the more common ones is a urachal sinus (an abnormal persistence of the duct from your bladder to your umbilical cord which was there to take urine away when you were in the womb). If your navel leaked before you got cirrhosis, that is a good possibility. In any case, the leak can be very dangerous so get a doc to see it asap! ...Read more

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I had ascites leaking into my inguinal hernia and had a mesh repair on the left side. Now, I have got right sided hernia. I was told that the fluid would leak. Is another surgery an option?

I had ascites leaking into my inguinal hernia and had a mesh repair on the left side. Now, I have got right sided hernia. I was told that the fluid would leak. Is another surgery an option?

Yes, but: You should have the ascites under control before operating. This can be managed by some primary care providers, or. Gi liver specialist. If medical control is not working, could place a denver shunt at the time of her is repair. This isn't commonly done, so may have to shop around for a surgeon that would do this. Good luck! ...Read more

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Inguinal hernia surgery in 3 days, cirrhosis, ascites leak, will they still operate if so what would the outcome possibly be?

Maybe: You are at high risk for any type of surgery; if your liver failure is worsening with increasing ascites you must let your surgeon know, that will need to be addressed first. ...Read more

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Do swollen lymph nodes leak if u squeeze them or is that an abscess?

Do swollen lymph nodes leak if u squeeze them or is that an abscess?

Infected lymph node: Lymphadenitis is an infection in one or more lymph nodes. Lymph nodes are filled with white blood cells that help your body fight off infections. When lymph nodes become infected, it's usually because an infection started somewhere else in your body. Infected lymph node can become abscess which can drain purulent material usually in associated with cellulitis or soft tissue infection. ...Read more

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I have a swollen lymph node behind my ear. Its been swollen for well over a year. Last night 2 holes opened up & started leaking puss?

I have a swollen lymph node behind my ear. Its been swollen for well over a year. Last night 2 holes opened up & started leaking puss?

Evaluation: This sounds like it is an infected cyst. You need to be seen today to have it drained and evaluated. You may also need antibiotics. Don't delay. ...Read more

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Can ascites cause 100f fevers?

Yes: If the fluid is infected its called sbp. Spontaneous bacterial pertionitis. Dangerous and needs to be checked out in the hospital. ...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 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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Does perihepatic ascites cause pain? How long does it take to go away and what are potential causes?

Does perihepatic ascites cause pain? How long does it take to go away and what are potential causes?

Generally no: A small amount of perihepatic ascites is usually not painful. Possible causes include chronic liver disease or the sequelae of an acute insult to the liver (medication injury or cholecystitis). ...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

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Could hemorrhoids cause ascites problems?

Could hemorrhoids cause ascites problems?

No: Could hemmeroids cause ascites, no. If you have ascites could hemmeroids be related, yes. If you have ascites and hemmeroids will your chance of developing an infection in the ascites increase, no. ...Read more

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Spleen is slightly enlargeed, could this cause ascites and sholder blade pain?

No and yes: Splenomegaly should not cause ascites but it can cause shoulder pain. Something is causing the splenomegaly and this is causing the ascites. You need some lab and an exam. Good luck. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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No cirrhosis, no cancer, no clots, temps of 100f and ascites; what could be the cause?

No cirrhosis, no cancer, no clots, temps of 100f and ascites; what could be the cause?

Needs an exam: Should see a gastroenterologist immediately. Causes can be worked up by a detailed workup without any further delay and liver compromise. Might need a liver biopsy if warranted by your physician. ...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 severe anemia cause ascites?

Can severe anemia cause ascites?

No, but other causes: Distinguish causes based on serum-ascites Albumin gradient. If >1.1: alcoholic hepatitis, cirrhosis, budd-chiari, cardiac, fatty liver of pregnancy, massive liver mets, myxedema, portal vein thrombosis, sinusoidal obstruction syndrome. If. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how the nephrotic syndrome cause (exudative) ascites?

Can you tell me how the nephrotic syndrome cause (exudative) ascites?

Protein loss: In nephrotic syndrome there is a loss of protein in your urine. This reduces the oncotic pressure in your blood vessels and fluid leaks out into the soft tissues and sometimes the peritoneal cavity. ...Read more

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Could uterine cancer cause ascites?

Yes.: Some cases of advanced uterine cancer can cause ascites (fluid accumulation within the abdomen). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How does colon cancer cause ascites?

How does colon cancer cause ascites?

If spread: Usually doesn't rarely can spread to the lining of the abdominal cavity or obstruct the liver. ...Read more

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Husband has cirrhosis but no ascites. Stool the last week is on and off black and tar like. Some are black and some are brown. What's the cause?

Husband has cirrhosis but no ascites. Stool the last week is on and off black and tar like. Some are black and some are brown. What's the cause?

Bleeding in gut: Black, tarry stools or melena is a sign of bleeding in the GI tract. This can occur anywhere from the mouth to the anus, but in patients with cirrhosis, the stomach and esophagus are primary sources. See your physician right away for further workup that may include blood work and upper/lower endoscopy. ...Read more

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Bilateral pleural effusions and some ascites that was not there previously following a percutaneous liver bx. What exactly would be the cause?

Some malignancy: Not many lesions of the thoracic cage such as lung produce bilateral pleural effusion, some ascites and a metastatic focus in the liver. The most common abdominal lesion to behave in this fashion is ovarian Ca with metastasis. If you are not aware of a primary, liver bx and PET/CAT should resolve the issue so that proper treatment can be initiated. ...Read more

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What is my life expectancy? Female 47, chirossis, ascites, varices, damaged spleen alcohol the cause, happed 1 yr ago haven't drank since, feeling bad

What is my life expectancy? Female 47, chirossis, ascites, varices, damaged spleen alcohol the cause, happed 1 yr ago haven't drank since, feeling bad

See details: It is impossible to even guess based on the information you provided. Obviously you have severe liver disease and may end up needing a transplant. You need to discuss your concerns with the specialist treating you. ...Read more

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Can a percutaneous liver biopsy cause bilateral pleural effusions and ascites?

Not likely: Most likely the liver condition that you suffer from is at the root of your pleural effusions and ascites. A paracentesis- an abdominal tap or a thoracentesis, a pleural tap might help in better understanding their etiology. ...Read more

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What is the cause of hyponatremia and high urea in patient with liver chirosis and ascites?

What is the cause of hyponatremia and high urea in patient with liver chirosis and ascites?

Well...: Liver failure (as in cirrhosis) leads to fluid retention which in turn may cause sodium to drop. Urea elevations occur when the perfusion of the kidneys is not efficient, or there is a bleed in the gastrointestinal tract (as may happen in people with cirrhosis and bleeding in this area)
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Can ascites caused by endometriosis prevent the sperm from fertilizing the egg and the fertilized egg attaching to the uterus?

No: Endometriosis is a complex affliction. It can cause infertility by causing mechanical problelms with the fallopian tubes...Ascites will have no direct effect on the process of getting pregnant. ...Read more

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Does dislocated neck, cranial nerve damages, and resulting heart failure cause liver failure and ascites? Is this medical neglects by the hospitals & health care providers? We have told the doctors/nurses/lawyers this isue many times and they just covered

Does dislocated neck, cranial nerve damages, and resulting heart failure cause liver failure and ascites? Is this medical neglects by the hospitals & health care providers? We have told the doctors/nurses/lawyers this isue many times and they just covered

Totally garbled: Sorry, your post makes no sense at all. You seem to have some extremely fanciful notions about health & disease & what causes what. Either you've totally misunderstood what you've been told, or someone's deliberately trying to hoodwink you; or else you've jumped to the completely wrong conclusion that each of these events caused the next when in fact they just HAPPENED to occur in that order. ...Read more

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I have an open puss dripping and sometime blood dripping open wound in my armpit! It leaks and my lymph node is swollen...What's wrong with me?  

I have an open puss dripping and sometime blood dripping open wound in my armpit! It leaks and my lymph node is swollen...What's wrong with me?  

Definitely something: It's quite surprising to get such a question on healthtap. Clearly what is occurring should elicit a response of fear, or a rather extreme case of denial. There's a neurologic state called neglect' in stroke victims: paralyzed side is neglected in such a way that person is unaware that it exists. Denial is the #1 cause of diagnoses being made too late. Emergency room, now. ...Read more

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Have had fevers from 1/24/13 to present (3/23/13). Had gall bladder removed on 2/2/13. Developed ascites. What could be causing fevers and ascites?

Have had fevers from 1/24/13 to present (3/23/13). Had gall bladder removed on 2/2/13. Developed ascites. What could be causing fevers and ascites?

Post cholecystectomy: What test and labs were done
did you have fluid secondary to blood, bile or another cause?
Was an ercp, mrcp or hida performed post op
many things can cause this picture after surgery
it's tough to tell without labs and imaging to. ...Read more

Dr. Sudeshan Govender
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Ascites (Definition)

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


Dr. Jay Yepuri
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Fluid In The Abdomen (Definition)

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