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    Ascites

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    The Basics of Ascites

    Ascites is excess fluid in the space between the membranes lining the abdomen and abdominal organs (the peritoneal cavity). This is typically caused by liver disease.

    Disorders that may be associated with ascites include:

    WebMD Medical Reference

    Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson, MD on October 06, 2014

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