Medical

Have medical questions? Ask a doctor online!

Ask a Doctor,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I have liver damage and recently had hernia surgery. i was…

Customer Question
I have liver damage and...
I have liver damage and recently had hernia
surgery. i was given pain medication that
was the worst thing I could of taken. now i
am retaining fluid like crazy. what do I do to get rid of this
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Medical
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Medical Question
Answered in 3 minutes by:
6/20/2010
Doctor: Dr. Shah, Doctor replied 8 years ago
Dr. Shah
Dr. Shah, Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 4,999
Experience: Years of experience in patients management.
Verified
Hello,
Welcome to Just answer!

Are you retaining fluid in your leg only? How is your liver function test? Do you have pain right upper abdomen? Any other associated symptoms? Is your symptoms getting better or worse?
Ask Your Own Medical Question
Customer reply replied 8 years ago
I am retaining fluid in my abdomen. I gained 14 lbs last week alone
Doctor: Dr. Shah, Doctor replied 8 years ago
Thank you for the information.
Based on your description, you don't seem to have acute symptoms such as pain abdomen or breathing difficulty. Looking at your history, abdominal fluid retention is very likely due to liver problem. I see that you are already on diuretics, manytimes diuretics dose adjustments along with salt restrictions are helpful. Most commonly prescribed diuretics for this purpose are spironolactone and furosemide. Even these two meds can be used in combination for better outcome. When these measures does not work or have breathing difficulty, therapeutic paracentesis is considered. I think, you need to get it evaluated by a liver specialist and go for routine blood test and blood biochemistry test to see the status and adjust the medication as per your need.
Dr. Shah
Dr. Shah, Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 4,999
Experience: Years of experience in patients management.
Verified
Dr. Shah and 87 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Customer reply replied 8 years ago
please cancel request
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a doctorLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Dr. Shah Your Own Question
Dr. Shah
Dr. Shah
Dr. Shah, Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 4,999
4,999 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Years of experience in patients management.

Dr. Shah is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me.

Susan O.USA

I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much

Corrie MollPretoria, South Africa

I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well!

ClaudiaAlbuquerque, NM

Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion.

KevinBeaverton, OR

Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
I feel better already! Thank you.

ElanorTracy, CA

Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem.

JulieLockesburg, AR

You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions.

John and StefanieTucson, AZ

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Family Physician

Family Physician

Doctor

2,592 satisfied customers

Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years

Dr. Ketch

Dr. Ketch

Board Certified Physician

76 satisfied customers

Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University

DrRussMD

DrRussMD

Board Certified Physician

51,788 satisfied customers

Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, health, prevention, complementary medicine, etc.

Dr. David

Dr. David

Board Certified Physician

224 satisfied customers

Treat children/young adults, former chief resident, multiple publications

Dr. D. Love

Dr. D. Love

Doctor

18,159 satisfied customers

Family Physician for 10 years; Hospital Medical Director for 10 years.

Dr Chip (M.D.)

Dr Chip (M.D.)

Doctor

16,629 satisfied customers

20 yrs. in practice, including surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.

Dr. Arun Phophalia

Dr. Arun Phophalia

Doctor

14,303 satisfied customers

MBBS MS. Post doctoral fellowship in Sports Medicine. General surgeon and sports medicine specialist

< Previous | Next >

Related Medical Questions
I have pain in the diaphragm area into my back and
I have pain in the diaphragm area into my back and ribs..I've had CT of abdomen/ pelvis with no abnormal findings, also lab work was fine … read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,238 satisfied customers
Having severe pain in my right testicle and the right side
Having severe pain in my right testicle and the right side of my stomach feels almost numb - like I had been given novacain. I recently lost my job and health insurance. 52 y. I. Male. At 40 I had the… read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,238 satisfied customers
My husband is experiencing pain in his groin. It was fairly
My husband is experiencing pain in his groin. It was fairly severe and we could see a bulge! But this morning he reports that the swelling is down and no pain! He did a squat to show me! Now I don't k… read more
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Assistant Professor, Critical Care
Doctoral Degree
8,896 satisfied customers
I am asking about Tylenol in Canada~ I was told it was
I am asking about Tylenol in Canada~ I was told it was easier on you than Advil~ I recently broke my hip and was prescribed this for pain and I also had an ulcer on my other leg~ the hospital sent me … read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,238 satisfied customers
What can be done for constapation with hemroids swallon shes
what can be done for constapation with hemroids swallon shes at a hospital and has been ther for the last 5 days… read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,238 satisfied customers
My colon was removed in 1987 and a pull through occurred.
My colon was removed in 1987 and a pull through occurred. The Dr. found that my colon was full of polyps. Now I retain fluids terribly bad and my liver isn't able to do a good job so, I have put on a … read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,238 satisfied customers
In good physical shape -experiencing swelling and pain in
in good physical shape -experiencing swelling and pain in abdominal area for almost 4 months (ribs to hips, front and back both sides, but worse in the upper left abdomen). -nearly normal upon waking,… read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,238 satisfied customers
I have a hernia that is near my upper leg that I have not
I have a hernia that is near my upper leg that I have not had surgery on yet. I shoveled some light snow on Thursday night and have been hurting since. At first it was in the lower and upper abdomen. … read more
Dr Abby
Dr Abby
Family Physician
MD
3 satisfied customers
I have been having pain, sometimes severe, for the last 3 or
I have been having pain, sometimes severe, for the last 3 or 4 years. before that I have had a rather tender abdomen for several years. I have been diagnosed with crohns, however after two years of ex… read more
Dr.K.S.Dastoor
Dr.K.S.Dastoor
Surgical Registrar
Master\u0027s Degree
931 satisfied customers
Can ammonia from cat urine cause brain abnormalities in
Can ammonia from cat urine cause brain abnormalities in ownersof multiple cat households? Is this permanent? And is bleach the wrong thing to use to clean up litter boxes / other areas that cats have … read more
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Doctor
M.D.
16,629 satisfied customers
I had a open hernia surgery back in October 2008, since
I had a open hernia surgery back in October 2008, since then, I have had to go back 5 times for needle aspiration to drain fluid. I just had the 5th one done last week but I am still swollen on the ri… read more
Dr. Natasha
Dr. Natasha
7,913 satisfied customers
I am gaining weight at a rate of 5 pounds per week. This has
I am gaining weight at a rate of 5 pounds per week. This has never happened to me before, I was always 105 and I am 5'1"....I have always eaten sensibly and I am not eating compulsively now. I have wh… read more
Dr. D. Love
Dr. D. Love
Doctor
Doctoral Degree
18,159 satisfied customers
My father had abdo surgery 5 months ago, including hernia
my father had abdo surgery 5 months ago, including hernia repair, a few days later he had abdo destention and a few weeks later had his abdo drained. He has had it drained 4 times in 4 months, drainin… read more
Dr. Natasha
Dr. Natasha
7,913 satisfied customers
I was left with fluid in my abdomin after hernia surgery.
I was left with fluid in my abdomin after hernia surgery. Why? And how can I get rid of it.… read more
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Assistant Professor, Critical Care
Doctoral Degree
8,896 satisfied customers
I am so worried...my dad is 88 yrs. old...just had a
Hello, I am so worried...my dad is 88 yrs. old...just had a pacemaker put in...last night he went to emergency with severe pain in his lower left side where he had a hernia operation a year ago. In di… read more
Dr. P. Jyoti
Dr. P. Jyoti
Consultant MD
MD
5,650 satisfied customers
MY HUSBAND HAS CIRRHOSIS OF LIVER ( 15 PLUS YRS)..HE IS
MY HUSBAND HAS CIRRHOSIS OF LIVER ( 15 PLUS YRS)..HE IS DIABETIC, HARD TO CONTROL. RETAINS A LOT OF FLUID, LOOKS TO BE ABOUT 9 MO PREG. FEET AND LOWER LEGS SWELL BAD..LATELY WHEN HE GETS UP IN AM HE C… read more
varun g
varun g
GP
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
185 satisfied customers
My 57 yro brother suffers from chronic cellulitis due to
My 57 yro brother suffers from chronic cellulitis due to liver damage. He had an absess rupture on the back of his leg and they drained it, have him on antibiotics but it is still very bad. He has bee… read more
doctornihil
doctornihil
Doctoral Degree
2,136 satisfied customers
I am 34 years old and had a CT scan two weeks ago showing
I am 34 years old and had a CT scan two weeks ago showing that I have significant liver Chirosis with no apparent lifestyle to support why there might be damage. I am having a liver biopsy next week -… read more
Pediatrician
Pediatrician
Gastroenterologist/Pediatrician
Doctoral Degree
1,032 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x