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What is the loose fluid in the abdomen a sign of?

What is the loose fluid in the abdomen a sign of?

Liver trouble: Most common form of free fluid in the abdomen, known as ascites , is a liver so hardened and disease that it causes decrease blood flow through the liver vessels and main draining veins. This together with low protein levels in the blood due to liver disease causes fluid to seep outside the vessels and into the abdominal cavity. ...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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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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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