The Cause Of Ascites Has Been Almost A Month?
At night, I wanted to ask, it’s been almost 1 month since my wife has a large stomach, I checked it until she was hospitalized, she said, there was fluid in the abdominal cavity (ascites). Now, I am under medical treatment but my wife’s stomach has not gotten smaller. 1. What are the next steps? R n2. 3 months ago my wife underwent an appendectomy, could a leak from the appendix operation cause fluid in the abdominal cavity?
Hi Shony, Thank you for the question.
Have you discussed with your doctor about the causes of ascites? Ascites is a condition where fluid builds up in the abdominal cavity. This condition is caused by:
liver diseases such as cirrhosis, liver failure, liver cancer, heart failure, kidney failure, low levels of protein (albumin) in the blood, peritonitis and others. which causes fluid buildup in the abdominal cavity). However, ascites is not caused by surgical removal of the appendix.
An examination by a doctor directly is required to ascertain the cause of this complaint. Further information regarding your wife's complaints needs to be known by doctors and doctors need to also carry out a physical examination of your wife. Then, the doctor will carry out further tests such as blood tests, ultrasound, heart record (EKG), echocardiography, examination of ascitic fluid, and others. The doctor will give proper treatment after confirming the cause. Usually treatment is aimed at addressing the cause and reducing the symptoms your wife is experiencing. Aspiration of the ascitic fluid will be carried out if the amount of fluid in the stomach is sufficient. Please consult with an internal medicine specialist who handles your wife.
Hope this information is helpful.