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Ascites: Introduction

Ascites: The presence of serous fluid within the abdominal cavity. See detailed information below for a list of 176 causes of Ascites, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Ascites:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Ascites. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of Ascites:

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Ascites: Symptom Checker

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Ascites Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Ascites may include:

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Stories from Users for Ascites

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Ascites: Animations

Medications or substances causing Ascites:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Ascites as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Ascites: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Ascites may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Ascites

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Ascites: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Ascites

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. The digestive system contains a variety of "good" more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" ( more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better more »

Ascites: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Ascites

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Ascites: Related Rare Diseases

Rare types of medical conditions and diseases in related medical categories:

Ascites: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Causes of Ascites listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Ascites as a symptom include:

Definitions of Ascites:

Accumulation of fluid in the peritoneal cavity. The fluid may be serous, hemorrhagic, or the result of tumor metastasis to the peritoneum. -- 2004
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Accumulation of serous fluid in peritoneal cavity
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Effusion and accumulation of serous fluid in the abdominal cavity.
- (Source - CRISP)

Abnormal build-up of fluid in the abdomen that may cause swelling. In late-stage cancer, tumor cells may be found in the fluid in the abdomen. Ascites also occurs in patients with liver disease.
- (Source - National Cancer Institute)

Organs affected by Ascites:

The list of organs typically affected by Ascites may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Ascites

The list below shows some of the causes of Ascites mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Ascites?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Ascites. Of the 176 causes of Ascites that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 4 causes are "common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 14 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 166 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Ascites:

The following list of conditions have 'Ascites' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Ascites:

The following list of medical conditions have Ascites or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.








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Causes of Ascites Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Ascites based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Ascites?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Ascites, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    What are the alternative names for Ascites:

    Peritoneal cavity fluid, Peritoneal fluid excess
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Ascites:

    Medical Conditions associated with Ascites:

    Abdominal swelling (499 causes), Digestive symptoms (5299 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Swelling symptoms (3730 causes)

    Symptoms related to Ascites:

    Edema (208 causes), Abdominal swelling (499 causes), Abdominal pain (2568 causes), Abdominal discomfort (109 causes), Abdominal distention (68 causes), Abdominal girth, Fluid collection, Fluid accumulation, Fluid retention (58 causes), Alcoholic hepatitis, Severe malnutrition, Anasarca, Chylous ascites, Pancreatic ascites, Bile ascites

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