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My son aged 8,ultrasound scan show mild pelvic ascites,where as lft is quite normal,what cause may be?
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I have LRQ severe pain, CT & US show complex pelvic ascites w/ numerous prominent nodes in area + 5cm cyst on L ovary.No clear Dx.Should I be worried?
Very concerning: Ascites is always very concerning. Enlarged lymph nodes and ascites can be caused by infections but, of course, cancer is also a possibility. You definitely need to follow up with your doctor to find the diagnosis and begin treatment. Hopefully it will be something that is easily treated and very curable. Best wishes. ...Read more
Had CT scan, medical report says my uterus left of midline, is that bad? Also says fluid in pelvis and no ascites.
Normal: The top of the uterus is variable in position within the pelvis. Just because it is mentioned does not mean there is a problem with it. The radiologist may just have commented to give a "heads up" to anyone performing a pelvic exam. A small amount of fluid in the pelvis is very commonly seen in women of childbearing age and is considered a normal physiologic finding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on source: Ascites, the leaking of serum fluid into the peritoneal cavity can arise from different sources. End stage liver cirrhosis with portal hypertension can cause extensive ascites. A liver transplant may be the only source for relief. Ovaian Cancer that spreads to the omentum releases a vascular permeability factor. Here tumor debulking and chemo may produce the desired results. ...Read more
No: Ascites is frequently associated with tumors such as ovary which spread to omentum causing a release of a permeability factor that causes weeping of fluid from peritoneal surface to produce ascites. The latter also occurs during portal hypertension with cirrhosis of the liver resulting in fluid filling the peritoneal cavity. Rare infections such as TB peritonitis is associated with ascites. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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