Swelling In The Legs Accompanied By Fluid In The Stomach?
I want to ask, my mother initially experienced swelling in the legs, then brought because of pain to eliminate it. However, the hospital’s procedure involves injecting around the navel. But after being discharged from hospital, the pain worsened. Stomach swells horizontally and vomiting blackish and slimy. This is ascites? Please explain the cause and treatment.
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A complaint of swollen feet that is felt by your mother indicates a collection of fluid in the area of the foot, where this fluid comes out of blood vessels and accumulates in the surrounding tissue. This condition is often caused by dams of blood flow or albumin levels in the blood dropping from normal levels. So it is necessary to know other comorbid complaints and the patient's clinical condition to help ascertain the cause. Accompanying complaints such as abdominal pain, pale, back pain, enlarged abdomen, fever, nausea and vomiting, or tightness can accompany complaints felt by the patient.
The existence of medical action taken by medical personnel at the hospital, may indicate the action taken to remove fluid from the patient's stomach or also called ascites, but this needs to be confirmed directly by the doctor who treats your mother.
With the swelling in the legs and accompanied by fluid in the abdomen, it shows an abnormal buildup of fluid in the abdomen and legs, so this condition needs to be handled properly. And if at this time after being discharged from the hospital, the complaints felt by your mother are increasing, then this shows the existence of the disease process experienced by your mother. Complications of the disease of the digestive system and the general condition of your mother cause other comorbid complaints to interfere and aggravate.
Some of the conditions below can cause swelling of the legs and stomach, such as:
1. heart failure
2. hepatitis infection
3. liver failure
4. hypoalbuminemia or decreased albumin levels
5. liver tumor or malignancy in the liver
6. kidney disorders such as nephrotic syndrome
To ascertain the cause and help control your mother's condition at this time, you should consult directly with your internal medicine doctor. The doctor will conduct a physical examination, and supporting examinations (blood tests, radiology) to help ascertain the cause of this complaint. The doctor will take the necessary medical actions to help reduce fluid buildup, and reduce complaints as soon as possible to improve the general condition of the patient. So for the treatment that can be given, depending on the cause or diagnosis that is upheld by the doctor. Because each of the possible causes above, requires a different treatment, and only doctors who treat your mother can determine the cause and treatment.
For now, if your mother is increasingly complaining, you should take her back to the big hospital in your city. Thus, your mother will get an evaluation, treatment and handling accordingly.
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