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What Can Cause Fluid In The 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.
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
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)
Ascites fluid since 4 mnths, small cysts on both ovaries, liver is fine, tuk TB treatmnt, prblm persists, 2nd time 100ml fluid exam, which doc 2 consult?
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
A friend w/ liver disease meld score 18, child-pugh11 needs inguinal hernia surgery caused by ascites. How safe is the surgery? What’s the survival rate
I do not drink alcohol but I still have upper epigastric pain. Ct scan reported ascites. How can that be? I also have fluid on/in the liver. Is this why I still have the pain?
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
Why is ascites could happen on mesothelioma patient? Is that means the cancer is spreaded to organs near the abdomen like ovaries? Please advice.
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 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 more
53F (no alcohol & smoking)-Why do my belly/lower abdomen feels harder sometimes & softer/flatter at other times? Should I worry about ascites? Do ascites volume varies during different times of the day? 3 months ago USG whole abdomen, LFT, hepatitis-clear
Here are some...: Not infrequently, one may have a wide degree of abdominal distention by gas inside the bowels, which is largely associated with gas-foming foods. So record the dietary diary and body weight serially for 1-2 weeks for review with doctor. To detail what you should do, follow suggestions in https://ebettercare. Com/feel-become-sick/. Thereby you gain insight on how to work well with doctor so to. .. ...Read more
Yes: Ascites often can be removed in the office (called paracentesis), sometimes with ultrasound guidance. The more important question is identifying the etiology of the ascites (cirrhosis, malignant, portal htn, infection, etc). Otherwise, if the primary cause is not addressed, paracentesis is only a short term solution (palliative and/or cosmetic). ...Read more
Is possible that ca125 to be elevated in an abdominal sarcoidosis (peritoneal, hepatic sarcoidosis plus ascites)?
No association!!: Something else is causing this. And abdominal sarcoid is extraordinarily rare. Crohn's is more likely to do cause abdominal and hepatic granulomata, but neither are associated with increased ca125. ...Read more
Suffering from persistent right abdominal pain. Mri shows ascites within normal range. What is normal range? Us shows fatty liver.
What is the chance of survival of a fetus with Oligohydraminos, Dolicho-cephalic Head & Mild abdominal ascites with echogenic bowel?
Many factors: Oligohydramnios is often associated with congenital kidney disease, placental problems, post maturity, premature rupture of membranes. Were kidneys seen? Abdominal ascites can be related to kidney problems.Dolochocephaly related to closure of sagittal suture in skull. Everything depends on severity of oligohydramnios and its etiology as to prognosis of child. ...Read more
I am 37 weeks pregnant and did a scan that says fetal abdominal Ascites and bilateral fetal scrotal hydrocele were noticed?
Here are some...: I would no jump into the conclusion by the one ultrasound image; it is reasonable to wait and see with repeating another ultrasound in 4-5 weeks for comparison as long as fetal growth and your healthy state in line with a normally expected pregnancy and since it is hard to do anything about it if any fetal congenital abnormality has formed. More? Ask your obs-gyn doctor for detail. Best wish... ...Read more
I have extreme episodes of rock hard abdominal distention. Ct ruled out bowel enlargement and ascites. Angioedema ruled out. What else could it be?
"Digestive Disease": Many digestive problems are associated with transient episodes of bloating including gallbladder disease & irritable bowel syndrome, to name a few. I suggest you see a GI specialist: if all organic causes are excluded, it is likely related to your diet, in which case you may benefit from working with a nutritionist. Good luck! ...Read more
I am an ovarian cancer patient on my 2nd recurrence. I have new pain & numbness in front of both thighs, worse when I sneeze / cough. Can malignant abdominal ascites be compressing lateral femoral cutaneous nerve causing pain? How can the pain be palliate
17 y/o post appendectomial ascites (small amounts), enlarged lymph nodes, fatigue, nausea (sometimes), mild abdominal pain, history of gastritis/ulcer?
Depends on etiology: Hydatid cysts are caused by animal tape warms, intermediate host sheep and other cattle, primary hosts dogs, humans are accidental hosts, cyst contains larvae, if repute can give anaphylactic shock, after recovers will give ascites and implantation cysts, most of the time due to unrelated to echinoccocal infections butis due to liver diseases. ...Read more
There are many causes of ascites. Among them are cirrhosis, congestive hear failure, nephrotic syndrome as well as cancer. A full description can be found at this link: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/ascites#causes
see a physician for more information on how to arrive at a diagnosis and a treatment plan. Good luck. ...Read more
Ascites: Is intra peritoneal, in abdomen and pelvis. ...Read more
Evaluation: A distended stomach is not ascites. An extended abdomen (area below the diaphram) may be from ascites. In any case an evaluation of the cause is needed. If ascites then imaging and likely a paracentesis for fluid analysis (diagnostic) and distension relief (therapeutic) may be performed. Ascites can be caused by liver disease, cancer, inflammation/infection (eg tb), and many other causes. ...Read more
It would depend on the cause of ascities and the amount of ascites. Most people with ascites have other serious illness and sucking it in the least to their concerns.
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