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What is the most common treatment for ascites?

What is the most common treatment for ascites?

Treat Cause: Treatment of ascites is based on treating the underlying cause which is responsible for the accumulation of fluid. Other initial treatments are medical in nature and include sodium restriction and diuretic therapy. This can be effective in up to 95% of patients. For those who are refractory to medical treatment the ascitic fluid can be removed periodically via a process called paracentesis. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Yepuri
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Abnormal Fluid Buildup In Abdomen (Definition)

Abnormal fluid buildup in abdomen refers to Ascites, a medical condition in which a person has excess fluid in the abdomen (in the peritoneal space). Abdominal fluid buildup occurs in conditions such as liver failure, kidney ...Read more


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Im suffering from cirrhosis, portal hypertension and ascites/ can you tell me more about treatment for this?

FEW OPTIONS: Your hepatologist (liver specialist) would be the best person to decide what would be the best treatment for you. Options include: b-blocker to decrease portal pressure, diuretics (lasix/aldactone) to control ascites and in certain cases tips (transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt). Best recommendation is to avoid anything that may further damage the liver. ...Read more

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What treatment or medication can you suggest for a patient diagnosed with liver cirrhosis, (already had an enlarged heart, gallbladder stones & ascites?

Meds for cirrhosis: Not much to offer, other than liver transplantation. These classes of medications help somewhat - diuretics, some beta blockers and lactulose. Tips is a procedure that is done for alleviating portal hypertension in cirrhosis. ...Read more

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My dad has ascites what is the cause? What are the treatments? He has lymphoma

My dad has ascites what is the cause? What are the treatments? He has lymphoma

Fuild backup: Ascitis is a condition of fluid in the soft tissues of the body. It can be caused by obstruction of lymph drainage from the periphery as well as heart failure. If there are symptoms of heart failure, medications can be helpful to improve pump function as well as increase urination. Discuss with his doctor about appropriate therapies. ...Read more

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Would i be able to take my pegylated interferon therapy after diagnosed w/ascites?

Depends: I am assuming you have hep c cirrhosis with new ascites. Given a new due compensating symptom, treatment becomes more difficult. That does not mean it needs to stop, however best if you were managed at a tertiary care center. ...Read more

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Are ascites a side effect of radiation therapy?

I have no: Clue what was irradiated, how long ago and for what purpose, but ascites is not even on my list as a possible adverse effect of radiotherapy. I'd first need to know what he cancer was...Many cause ascites. ...Read more

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What are the common cancers that cause ascites?

What are the common cancers that cause ascites?

Either those causing: Liver failure by metastasis (colon, any gi, breast, lung, melanoma, kidney), or those infesting the abdominal cavity: ovary, pancreas, endometrium, lymphoma. Benign causes are liver, heart and kidney failure. ...Read more

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What is the cure for ascites?

Depends on source: Ascites, the leaking of serum fluid into the peritoneal cavity can arise from different sources. End stage liver cirrhosis with portal hypertension can cause extensive ascites. A liver transplant may be the only source for relief. Ovaian Cancer that spreads to the omentum releases a vascular permeability factor. Here tumor debulking and chemo may produce the desired results. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Rahimi
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Ascites (Definition)

Ascites is a symptom in which a person has fluid (watery liquid) in his tummy, but the fluid is outside of the organs. Ascites fluid can surround the stomach, intestines, and bladder, but ascites fluid is ...Read more


Dr. Jay Yepuri
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Fluid In The Abdomen (Definition)

Fluid in the abdomen is a clinical finding in which the abdomen may be enlarged and contains fluid. This can occur due to liver, ...Read more