Patient Comments: Ascites - Cause

Question:What was the cause of the ascites you experienced?

Comment from: warka, 65-74 Female (Caregiver) Published: August 30

My mother has been diagnosed with ascites. She is still under diagnosis process of an underlying cause of ascites. She is not malignant, albumin is fine, liver ultrasound is ok. Further investigations are underway. She is 72 and has been on Hemodialysis for the past 11 years. Her heart is really weak. She also has a pace maker for slow pulse. She is very frail and it's difficult for a daughter to see her in such a situation.

Comment from: Warriorwoman, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 08

My ascites was the first symptom I had of ovarian cancer. My abdomen started expanding, first slowly and I thought it was just weight gain. It was not much, just enough that my slacks were tighter to fasten. I didn't think anything was wrong that a little diet and exercise could fix. Then the distension increased rather rapidly over a two week period. Even though I was feeling fine, I consulted a doctor who ordered a CT scan. That discovered the ascites and other scan findings were suggestive of late stage ovarian cancer. I was eventually diagnosed with stage IIIC ovarian cancer and am in the great fight.

Comment from: A, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: November 06

My mom is 46 years old suffering from BUD CHIARI SYNDROME for the last three years followed by abdominal distention and ascites, it's a very difficult time for her despite the best available treatment her condition is critical, and for me as well. It's just unbearable to see her shouting with pain.

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