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I have acetic and have been gaining weight. I also have a…

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I have acetic and have...
I have acetic and have been gaining weight. I also have a lot of gas What do you suggest to deal with these problems?
Is there any benefit to taking a prebiotic if I start taking a probiotic. I am 75.Does eating apple and broccoli create more gas?
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Endocrinologist: DocPhilMD, Internist replied 2 years ago
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any other medical issues?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I have a large cyst on my kidney which will be tested. I have some weakness in my heart, swollen abdomen and legs.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
i didn't receive your response
Endocrinologist: DocPhilMD, Internist replied 2 years ago

What is acetic? You mean ascites?

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Endocrinologist: DocPhilMD, Internist replied 2 years ago

We need to find out why you are having ascites

That is a serious problem

why are you having this?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Please step out of this question. I want to talk with some other doctor
Endocrinologist: Dr. David, Other replied 2 years ago
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ascities in the abdomen is from a cancer in your liver or peritoneum or severe inflammation of your liver from hepatitis liver inflammation.

this ascities fluid will cause the abdomen to swell up and be every large.

this ascities fluid can be drained out of the abdomen with a needle.

taking a probiotic will not stop the ascities.

not eating apples or broccoli will not help either.

are you willing to see a doctor get get some of this ascities fluid drained out by a needle to see what might be causing the fluid?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I am not sure if this is my condition. My internist didn't tell me. My psychiatrist told me i have it. I am going to go for an MRI next week to see if a large cyst(3 inches) on my kidney is the cause. Any other suggestions about dealing with the fluid? How much water can I drink per day?Thanks
Endocrinologist: Dr. David, Other replied 2 years ago

I see.

then we have to wait for the MRI scan to get more information to see if you really have ascities fluid in your abdomen then.

you should drink. 2 liters of water per day at least.

drinking water won't put more water or fluid within your belly.

taking a probiotic can help, but can take 6 months to improve the bacteria flora in your bowels to help with digestion.

many patients age 75 have excessive gas from drinking milk and are lactose intolerant.

I would keep a food diary of what you eat everyday and see what foods cause worse gas and bloating symptoms for you.

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