Swelling of the Abdomen due to Fluid Overview
Another name for Swelling of the Abdomen due to Fluid is Ascites.
What is ascites?
A person with ascites has an abnormal collection of fluid within the abdomen, resulting in swelling of the abdomen. Ascites can be caused by heart disease, cirrhosis, kidney disease, pancreatic cancer, and ovarian cancer.
What are the symptoms of ascites?
The most common symptoms of ascites are increasing abdominal swelling, weight gain, and fatigue.
How does the doctor treat ascites?
Treatment of ascites depends on underlying cause. General measures include a low salt diet, fluid restriction, and diuretics. As the ascites worsens, treatment may also include a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS), which is a procedure that reduces the collection of fluid in the abdomen.
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