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Does ascites usually make you gain weight?

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Dr. James Blachly
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Yes, 8 lbs/ gallon

Yes, ascites is water (plus some salts and proteins) in the abdomen.
Water weighs about 8 lbs./gallon, or 1 kg/liter. You would be surprised how many liters can be hiding in someone's abdomen. Ascites definitely causes weight gain!

In brief: Yes, 8 lbs/ gallon

Yes, ascites is water (plus some salts and proteins) in the abdomen.
Water weighs about 8 lbs./gallon, or 1 kg/liter. You would be surprised how many liters can be hiding in someone's abdomen. Ascites definitely causes weight gain!
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