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What Is The Purpose Of Paracentesis
Remove excess fluid: It is a bedside procedure in which excess fluid is removed from the abdominal cavity (ascites). The purpose is to relieve pressure on the abdominal contents & upward pressure on the lungs/diaphragm as well as correct internal fluid balance. Ascites can be caused by many things but the most common is liver disease. Samples of the fluid is sent to the lab for analysis and to rule out infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Paracentesis is a procedure where accumulated fluid in the abdominal cavity is removed. Most often the fluid is an abnormal build-up of ascites, which can occur in liver, heart and occasionally kidney failure, may be present as part of malignancy or other rarer conditions. It entails identifying a pocket of fluid, sometimes under x-ray guidance, and then having a ...Read more
Depends on who: Is performing it. I've a patient who has a favorite radiologist perform his, because "he's always painless." it should not hurt much, but the degree depends on whose doing it and your state of mind anticipating it. ...Read more
Definition provided: Paracentesis is a procedure where accumulated fluid in the abdominal cavity is removed. Most often the fluid is an abnormal build-up of ascites, which can occur in liver, heart and occasionally kidney failure, may be present as part of malignancy or other rarer conditions. It entails identifying a pocket of fluid, sometimes under x-ray guidance, and then having a needle or catheter inserted. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: It depends on how much fluid needs to be drained. Usually between 15 and 30 minutes. Good luck. ...Read more
Which nursing interventions are most appropriate for the patient diagnosed with fluid volume deficit after paracentesis..?
Multiple things: Paracentesis is done to remove fluid from the abdomen for a number of reasons, diagnostically or therapeutically. Diagnostic paracentesis usually removes only a small amount of fluid and is generally not associated with fluid deficit. Large volume paracentesis can be associated with hypotension (particularly orthostatic), tachycardia, diminished urine output. Keep IV patent, give Albumin as rx. ...Read more
Drainage of fluid: An ultrasound is used to locate the fluid within the abdomen. Then, under guidance from the ultrasound, a needle is placed into the abdomen in order to remove the fluid. ...Read more
How about ascites in unborn child? Can the doctor do a paracentesis?Or should the baby be delivered first ?
Depends.: If isolated (i.e. Not hydrops) fetal ascites may still be a harbinger of life-threatening fetal hydrops (immune or not), associated with urinary tract anomalies, fetal infections, lymphatic malformations, cardiac defects or chromosomal aneuploidies. Treatment depends on the diagnosis, which may be elusive prenatally. In general, isolated fetal hydrops is monitored and delivered at term. Mfm care! ...Read more
After donating left kidney my daughter has had two paracentesis for chylous ascites. It is extremely rare. Is there anyone who has answers?
Yes: Chyle is the lymph and fatty liquid from lymph channels and glands . Removal of a kidney may disrupt some of these channels. Most heal or are ligated at surgery. If one or more continue to leak the fluid into the peritoneal cavity of the abdomen- that is chylous ascites. In the chest it is chylothorax. ...Read more
My husband has end stage hcc. He has been having to have a paracentisis every week now. Judging from this information, how long would you say he has?
Unclear: Sorry about your husband. Signs that time is shortening are symptoms that the body is slowing down, not necessarily how often receiving paracentesis. Examples include sleeping more, eating less, less energy, flat affect, sitting or in bed most of the time. Ask for palliative or hospice help if not already in place. Ask your docs about safety/possibility of a permanent drain to drain at home. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Personal preference: A few cite easier hygiene, decreased std's over a lifetime, elimination of foreskin cancer, etc. The main factor seems to be personal preference. Daddy wants his boy to look the same. I see occasional uti's primarily in uncircumcised boys, but that is uncommon. Rates vary throughout the world. While in the military it was the most requested elective surgery among shipboard sailors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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