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What is ascites?

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Ascites is a condition caused by severe liver disease. It causes excess fluid to build up in your abdomen, making your belly swell and stick out.

From: What Are Ascites and Paracentesis? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: “Diseases & Conditions – Ascites.”

Merk Manual Consumer Version: “Ascites.”

University of Rochester Medical Center: “Health Encyclopedia – Ascites.”

American College of Gastroenterology: “Ascites: A Common Problem in People with Cirrhosis.”

 

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on November 25, 2018

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: “Diseases & Conditions – Ascites.”

Merk Manual Consumer Version: “Ascites.”

University of Rochester Medical Center: “Health Encyclopedia – Ascites.”

American College of Gastroenterology: “Ascites: A Common Problem in People with Cirrhosis.”

 

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on November 25, 2018

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