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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
Besides keep sucking out the fluid from abdomen for ascites patient, what could be a better treament? Chemo tried and failed, she has mesothelioma.
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
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 : 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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)?
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