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Why is ascites could happen on mesothelioma patient? Is that means the cancer is spreaded to organs near the abdomen like ovaries? Please advice.

Why is ascites could happen on mesothelioma patient? Is that means the cancer is spreaded to organs near the abdomen like ovaries? Please advice.

It is caused by tumo: Your tumor causes ascites. This is common in most abdominal cancers as fluid leaks out of the cancerous tumors. Only an effective anticancer treatment can slow it down. ...Read more

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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?

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?

It is a bad sign: Liver cancer can be associated with ascites. Some patients respond to treatment with sorafenib which is the recommended treatment. Once this has been done, there is very little second line treatments available. Survival then is short (less than 3 to 6 months at best). ...Read more

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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?

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?

MGT: I would recommend that our GI specialist tap the fluid and then test for TB, bacterial causes.
The fluid should be analyzed for total protein levels.
In the meantime, please discontinue alcohol and smoking. If there are any respiratory symptoms, a chest image should be obtained. ...Read more

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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?

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?

There are many: Causes of ascites, not just alcohol abuse.

Please see your doctor for additional workup, likely to include a number of blood tests as well as taking a same of the ascites and analyzing its composition.

You need to keep on this until you have a reason. Good luck, . ...Read more

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Does a large amount of ascites indicate metastatic cancer throughout the abdomen?

Does a large amount of ascites indicate metastatic cancer throughout the abdomen?

Possibly: Ascites is common in liver disease, happens sometimes in congestive heart failure. It can happen with a large tumor burden in the abdomen, but not always. You should review this finding with your doctor. ...Read more

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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

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: 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

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Can abdominal ascites be removed in a dr office?

Can abdominal ascites be removed in a dr office?

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

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Is possible that ca125 to be elevated in an abdominal sarcoidosis (peritoneal, hepatic sarcoidosis plus ascites)?

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

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Suffering from persistent right abdominal pain. Mri shows ascites within normal range. What is normal range? Us shows fatty liver.

Suffering from persistent right abdominal pain. Mri shows ascites within normal range. What is normal range? Us shows fatty liver.

Fatty liver: Is abnormal. Need to have liver evaluated. You also may have metabolic syndrome. Get a check up. Women can have small amount of fluid in pelvis. Other than that, fluid is abnormal. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the chance of survival of a fetus with Oligohydraminos, Dolicho-cephalic Head & Mild abdominal ascites with echogenic bowel?

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

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I am 37 weeks pregnant and did a scan that says fetal abdominal Ascites and bilateral fetal scrotal hydrocele were noticed?

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

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I have extreme episodes of rock hard abdominal distention. Ct ruled out bowel enlargement and ascites. Angioedema ruled out. What else could it be?

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

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17 y/o post appendectomial ascites (small amounts), enlarged lymph nodes, fatigue, nausea (sometimes), mild abdominal pain, history of gastritis/ulcer?

17 y/o post appendectomial ascites (small amounts), enlarged lymph nodes, fatigue, nausea (sometimes), mild abdominal pain, history of gastritis/ulcer?

Complex issues: Ascites is not normal, it should not be present. Enlarged lymph nodes if in the gut are not normal either. Be sides you are symptomatic. I would recommend to see your pcp, he /she will know what to do (where to refer you to). Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the significant of hyadit cyst in liver with ascites.

What is the significant of hyadit cyst in liver with ascites.

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

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Help docs! My fiance has ascites from enlarged liver?

Ascites causes: 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

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Ascites - distended stomach size is not decreasing. What to do?

Ascites - distended stomach size is not decreasing. What to do?

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

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If you had ascites would you be able to suck in your tummy? Grab it with your hands?

Depends: 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.
For good health -Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Please explain why someone who was bleeding and had ascites (due to liver problems) 02 saturations would decrease?

Generally: When you have ascites it puts pressure on your diaphragm and limits breathing, assuming your condition hasn't directly effected your lungs ...Read more

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End stage liver failure and ascites prognosis, what to do?

End stage liver failure and ascites prognosis, what to do?

See a gi specialist: Asciites can be drained and a catheter can be placed to drain the fluid at home. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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Is Ascites completely curable?? Is there any way to help increase liver function? Patient age : 49 F

Well: Difficult question.! If you can get the liver to function normally and have seen it happen, then with help the ascites will go away.! It is a life of treatment and living to protect the liver ...Read more

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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?

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