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What sort of problem is ascites?

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Dr. Frederick Shieh
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Fluid

Ascites is fluid buildup in the abdomen.
Although most commonly found in patients with liver failure or cirrhosis, it can also be caused by certain cancers and heart failure.

In brief: Fluid

Ascites is fluid buildup in the abdomen.
Although most commonly found in patients with liver failure or cirrhosis, it can also be caused by certain cancers and heart failure.
Dr. Frederick Shieh
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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Ascite

Is retention of fluid on the abdominal cavity.
The liver is not able to maintain the flow of blood toward the heart. The liver becomes cirrhotic (scars down). This could be due to alcohol, hepatitis b or c, cancers.

In brief: Ascite

Is retention of fluid on the abdominal cavity.
The liver is not able to maintain the flow of blood toward the heart. The liver becomes cirrhotic (scars down). This could be due to alcohol, hepatitis b or c, cancers.
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