The Left Abdomen Is Sore And Hardened With A History Of Postpartum Ascites?
Hello, my wife has experienced premature childbirth post-birth … Asitesx is getting better … But there is still fluid in the stomach little bit … And now the stomach is hardened and feels pain in the left abdomen … Check again to the doctor at the CEA test were afraid there were cancer symptoms … And the CEA test results were 1.8 and the reference value was 4.5 and it was already on an ultrasound and CT scan after ascites affected … and the results were normal … The doctor said lack of albumin … And whether the results from the cea … Is it normal … And what are the symptoms of a painful left abdomen … And should … Check with the doctor what part …?
First, I want to reconfirm the information you wrote, because I have a little trouble understanding your writing patterns. So, your wife has had a history of ascites after giving birth to a premature baby. At this time ascites have been reduced, although fluid is still found in the stomach wall. The accompanying symptom now is left abdominal pain accompanied by a hard mass on palpation. Is that right?
Ascites is a condition where there is an increase in the volume of fluid in the abdominal wall. The stomach has 2 layers of walls, of which there is a small amount of fluid. When ascites occurs, the volume of the liquid will increase. Ascites can be caused by an infectious or non-infectious process. Some possible causes of ascites are:
Intestinal tuberculosis process. The process of tuberculosis in the reproductive tract. Malignant tumors (cancer) in the digestive tract, in the urinary tract, or reproductive tract. Kidney disorders that cause the collection of a number of fluids. Albumin can also be lost through urine in people with impaired kidney function. Impaired liver function that causes a decrease in blood protein levels, including albumin. Impaired cardiac function. This causes blood flow back to the heart is not good and causes a buildup of fluid. You should bring your wife for a consultation with the doctor. You can try to consult with an intern doctor first. The doctor may need to perform various organ function tests through blood samples, or do a repeat imaging examination if the last CT-scan was more than 3 months ago. CEA results are said to be high if they exceed the reference value and low if it is below the reference value. CEA is a tumor marker. There are many other tumor markers, which are based on doctor's suspicion of the possibility of a cancer. The doctor may need to refer to other doctors if deemed necessary.
In the meantime, your wife should follow the food and drink recommendations of the doctor who has been treating. Please do not consume herbs or herbal medicines, and other medical drugs without doctor's advice.
Hopefully this answer can help you. Regards.