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What could cause ascites along with chest pain??

Query: Hi doctor, The patient is 33 years old, who is 5.5 feet tall and whose weight is 60 kg. She had been admitted for stomach pain. She has ascites in the stomach, and it was removed, and more ascites are still there in the stomach. She has chest pain, and the full left part of the body is painful. The...  Read Full »

Dr. Arbab Muhammad Kashif Khan

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your main problem is ascites, which are leading towards gastro-esophageal reflux. But the cause of ascites here could not be known. The most typical cause of ascites is cirrhosis (due to alcohol, hepatitis B, and C), but the liver is normal on ultrasound. There are also...  Read Full »

Can peritoneal carcinomatosis cause ascites?

Query: Hello doctor, I did a CT abdominal scan, and I would like to know if there are any evidence of masses, peritoneal carcinomatosis, etc.  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Radiodiagnosis Physician, Radiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for writing in to us. The CT (Computed tomography) abdomen scan images are reviewed (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and I would like to make the following comments. There is no large mass in the abdominal cavity. There is minimal fluid in t...  Read Full »

I am concerned about abdominal pain, fullness, nausea and weight loss. Please interpret my CT report.

Query: Hello doctor, I have abdominal pain, fullness, nausea, weight loss, leg edema. I would like a second opinion and another interpretation of my scans, please. In February, I started having bad abdominal fullness, nausea, vomiting, anemia, and weight loss for a few weeks. Then I felt a little better ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ismail Kabakus


Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you very much for providing detailed history and uploading all the blood tests (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Blood tests give us many clues. You definitely have less red blood cells than expected but also you have low white blood cell count. ...  Read Full »

Is surgery necessary for early stage liver cirrhosis?

Query: Hello doctor, The scan for my maid's husband shows early liver cirrhosis. We need a consultation on the scan. He has stomach pain with water-filled abdomen. Is surgery necessary?  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Bansari

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed your given details. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I agree with you that he is suffering from end stage liver disease and ultrasound is showing fatty liver. We need to look at the cause of this fatty liver, which could be due to e...  Read Full »

A 65 year old has stage 2 liver fibrosis. Can liver fibrosis be reversed?

Query: Hello doctor,The patient is 65 years old. Doctors have concluded liver fibrosis stage 2. In fibro scan, the lymphocytes are 95 %, amylase is 20 U/L, monocytes and macrophages is 5 %. The fluid is hazy in appearance. Can liver fibrosis be reversed?   Read Full »

Dr. Jagdish Singh

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Interpretation of reports. It is F4 fibrosis, not F2. Ascites. No SBP (spontaneous bacterial peritonitis). Portal Hypertension. Chronic liver disease. With this advanced fibrosis, it could not be reversed back.  Read Full »

I am diagnosed with Budd-Chiari syndrome, and feeling very uncomfortable due to ascites. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, He was diagnosed with Budd-Chiari syndrome before five months, and he is feeling very uncomfortable due to ascites. Currently on Acitrom 3 mg, and Udiliv Dytor 10 mg. Kindly advice.  Read Full »

Dr. C Elanchezhian

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Budd-Chiari Syndrome is a rare condition caused by narrowing and obstruction of the hepatic veins. Obstruction of the veins prevents the flow of blood from the liver to the heart. Obstruction is due to the formation of a fibrous web in the blood vessel or blood clots...  Read Full »

Had Polyethylene glycol before 40 days and alcohol before 7 days. Will I get any adverse reaction?

Query: Hi doctor, I was given with Polyethylene glycol for 40 days before undergoing endoscopy and colonoscopy procedures. I had symptoms of edema and consumed 200 ml of alcohol before seven days. Can I have possible adverse reactions?  Read Full »

Dr. Vedprakash Verma

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please explain about the purpose for doing colonoscopy and endoscopy. Edema can occur due to many reasons. It can occur due to nutritional deficiency.  Read Full »

Does normal diet cause edema in a liver cirrhosis patient?

Query: Hi doctor, The patient is suffering from liver cirrhosis. Will the liver remain enlarged? Or do come back to its normal size after some time? Does having a normal diet develop edema?  Read Full »

Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I had gone through the details posted. Edema in cirrhosis patients is mainly due to low oncotic pressure in blood vessels because of low albumin. Cirrhosis compromise the synthetic function of the liver and so albumin production gets decreased. It is the albumin, which...  Read Full »

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