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What Does Fluid In The Abdomen Mean
Besides keep sucking out the fluid from abdomen for ascites patient, what could be a better treament? Chemo tried and failed, she has mesothelioma.
Why is ascites could happen on mesothelioma patient? Is that means the cancer is spreaded to organs near the abdomen like ovaries? Please advice.
Does ascites for advance liver cancer patient mean that it is the final stage? What is life expectancy for such a 70 yrs old patient?
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
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?
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
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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Is liver failure painful at the ascites stage? Is it better to put them down vs letting them live out the life in this condition? What is better?
Ask the patient: It could be painful, but it is never ethical to "put down" a human. Ask the patient what his/her wishes are for treatment or pain control. ...Read more
I am sure I have ascites. My girth goes from 39 to 48 inches in an hour or so, then I can't breathe. They are telling me I'm just fat. My liver # are up. What should I do?
Ascites: Ascites is fluid in the abdomen. It does not come and go, it does not resolve on its own. Increased abdominal girth could come after eating or with bowel irregularity. Obesity can negatively affect the liver and cause blood test changes. An ultrasound can see the liver and evaluate for ascites if indicated. ...Read more
I am in decompensated cirrhosis with ascites present in liver area in the past. Yet my blood counts are within normal range. Is this possible?
Yes: Ascites can be a primary manifestation of liver disease despite what appear to be well preserved blood values. In some cases, we will consider a tipps procedure to control the ascites as long as you are not struggling with episodes of confusion. Make sure you are following a low sodium diet. ...Read more
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