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What is the loose fluid in the abdomen a sign of?
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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