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How does the abdomen feel with abdominal ascites? is the

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how does the abdomen feel with abdominal ascites? is the stomach hard or does it feel like
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr S.A.Alam replied 7 years ago.

Thank you for your question,

In cases of mild ascites no symptoms may be present.

In cases of mederate to severe ascites there is change in the shape of umbicus, it becomes everted(comes outside).

abdomen becomes distended

there is fullness in the flanks,

there are other signs like shifting dullness and fluid thrill which can be elicited by your doctor.

tests like ultrasound can detect fluid in the abdomen.

I hope this answers your question.
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