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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Advance liver cancer,liver size 21cm no obstructed bile ducts,bilirubin 10.81,mild ascites.what treatment would work now?Is chemo still an option?
I am diagnosed with a TSH level 11.100 uIU/ml and i am on treatment of liver enlargement and ascites. Should i go to a doctor regarding the TSH level?
TSH: Yes please - this value is a bit high and needs adjustment. ...Read more
What treatment or medication can you suggest for a patient diagnosed with liver cirrhosis, (already had an enlarged heart, gallbladder stones & ascites?
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
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
Can anything be done to cure advance liver cancer patient after jaundice and ascites sets in.Tumor is large(NV upto 15-16 cm) & liver size is 21 cm.
Treatment: The treatment for this depends on the type of cancer (hepatoblastoma and hepatocarcinoma are most common) and whether or not the tumor has spread (metastasized) to other areas. Late stage disease is usually not curable, but there may be treatment to reduce the size of the tumor and control symptoms for some time. This is best cared for by a pediatric oncologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See pediatrician: Unusual to see ascites in a one year old, and doubt it is related to dengue alone. This needs to be fully evaluated by a pediatric specialist and should not be delayed. This is not likely to even be dengue hemorrhagic fever. Something else serious may be going on. Hope baby is better soon. ...Read more
Hepc, cirohsis, portal hypertension, hepatic enceyclp. End stage liver disease, ascietes n edema...How much time left as doc says no treatment?
Cirrhosis ; survival: The most common model that is used to estimate survival and severity is called meld score. That depends on your renal function, bilirubin (a liver function test) and also inr ( how thin is your liver). You can ask your provider to do this calculation for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Ascites is fluid in the abdominal cavity. There are many causes of ascites. Yes, it can be removed by a procedure called paracentesis. It is a fairly simple procedure done in a doctor's office. However, this is not a treatment for ascites. Paracentesis is used to help diagnose the cause of ascites, or to relieve the pressure from a buildup of a large amount of fluid. ...Read more
No: Ascites is frequently associated with tumors such as ovary which spread to omentum causing a release of a permeability factor that causes weeping of fluid from peritoneal surface to produce ascites. The latter also occurs during portal hypertension with cirrhosis of the liver resulting in fluid filling the peritoneal cavity. Rare infections such as TB peritonitis is associated with ascites. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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