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84 Possible Causes for Ascites, Increased Abdominal Girth, Leg Edema

  • Liver Cirrhosis

    The serum-ascites albumin gradient value of 1.9 g/dL and the total protein level in the ascites of 3.1 g/dL indicated the ascites to have been caused by portal hypertension[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A 65-year-old male with liver cirrhosis of alcoholic etiology was admitted to hospital with bilateral leg edema, ascites, and marked weakness.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] This may be visible as an increase in abdominal girth. Fetor hepaticus is a musty breath odor resulting from increased dimethyl sulfide.[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Heart Failure

    A 50-year-old female patient presented at the clinic with the complaint of dyspnea and abdominal distention due to ascites.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The weakening of the heart's pumping ability causes Blood and fluid to back up into the lungs The buildup of fluid in the feet, ankles and legs - called edema Tiredness and[medlineplus.gov] abdominal girth and epigastric and right upper quadrant (RUQ) abdominal pain.[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Congestive Heart Failure

    Complications include swelling of the legs (edema), kidney problems and fluid in the lungs.[hopkinsmedicine.org] Physical examination revealed S4, bilateral pretibial edema, and moderate amount of ascites.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] This "right-sided" heart failure causes swelling (edema), usually in the feet and legs, and sometimes, in the abdomen.[healthcommunities.com]

  • Nephrotic Syndrome

    One month after oral prednisolone was started at 40 mg daily and tapered to 10 mg daily, he developed lower leg edema on both sides and marked proteinuria (10.8 g/day).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Examination revealed bilateral pedal edema and mild ascites.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The edema that is present in the legs may also be occurring in the kidney tissue itself and can interfere with the kidneys' ability to clean the blood.[healthcommunities.com]

  • Hereditary Angioedema

    Edemas may involve the digestive tract resulting in a clinical picture similar to that seen in intestinal occlusion syndrome, sometimes associated with ascites and hypovolemic[web.archive.org] Typical involvement includes the face, hands, arms, legs, genitalia, and buttocks, although the edema can localize subcutaneously at any site.[emedicine.medscape.com] […] unrelated to their menstrual cycle. 38 Symptoms are described as edema of hands, legs and face, which may be real or perceived by the patient.[doi.org]

  • Alcoholic Liver Disease

    (edema) and in the abdomen ( ascites ) Yellow color in the skin, mucous membranes, or eyes ( jaundice ) Redness on the palms of the hands In men, impotence, shrinking of[medlineplus.gov] […] diagnoses that do not involve the liver; and (2) estimate the percentage of the difference in costs between the ALD and non-ALD hospitalizations that may be attributed to ascites[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A highly significant association was noted for serum bilirubin, INR, and the presence of ascites or encephalopathy.[doi.org]

  • Right-Sided Heart Failure

    Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic stent shunt is an effective treatment for chronic ascites.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease) Symptoms for right sided heart failure are related to fluid buildup in the body: - swelling in the feet and legs ( edema ) when standing[sharecare.com] abdominal girth and epigastric and right upper quadrant (RUQ) abdominal pain.[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Meigs Syndrome

    Pseudo-Meigs' syndrome accompanied by massive ascites in uterine leiomyoma is rare.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Four days after admission, she complained of abdominal distention and bilateral edema of the legs, and an abdominal ultrasound examination completed on the same day identified[wjgnet.com] abdominal girth, bloating, intermittent abdominal pain, dyspnea, nonproductive cough may help in differentiating potential local factor causing such symptoms.[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Peritoneal Metastasis

    The image intensity with increasing malignant ascites was significantly increased at days 7, 16, and 21.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The major side effect was leg edema, which was easily manageable with furosemide.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] On the left a 33-year-old man who complains of an increasing abdominal girth, abdominal fullness, and a palpable abdominal mass.[radiologyassistant.nl]

  • Ascites

    CASE REPORT: We present a case of a 74-year-old male patient having massive ascites and bilateral lower leg edema.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] ". [4] Signs and symptoms [ edit ] Mild ascites is hard to notice, but severe ascites leads to abdominal distension.[en.wikipedia.org] A 65-year-old man with a history of myocardial infarction is admitted for decreased exercise tolerance, increased abdominal girth, and ankle edema.[jamaevidence.mhmedical.com]

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