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causes of Ascites as a symptom include:
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)
The list of organs typically affected by Ascites may include, but is not limited to:
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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:
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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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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Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Ascites, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.
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Medical Conditions associated with Ascites:
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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