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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 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?

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

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Had CT scan, medical report says my uterus left of midline, is that bad? Also says fluid in pelvis and no ascites.

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 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 the cure for ascites?

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

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Is Ascites always cancer?

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 more

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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. Robert Rahimi
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Ascites (Definition)

Ascites is a symptom in which a person has fluid (watery liquid) in his tummy, but the fluid is outside of the organs. Ascites fluid can surround the stomach, intestines, and bladder, but ascites fluid is ...Read more


Dr. Jay Yepuri
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Fluid In The Abdomen (Definition)

Fluid in the abdomen is a clinical finding in which the abdomen may be enlarged and contains fluid. This can occur due to liver, ...Read more