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Suggest treatment for fluid build up in stomach

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i have fluid build up in stomach.i have hep c/liver cancer inch n half spot what can b done 2 the fluid n get it 2 stop..or where in lil rock,arkansas can i get treatment.i have blue cross/blue shield and medicade
Posted Tue, 28 Jan 2014 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Shanthi.E 4 hours later
Brief Answer: ascitic fluid tapping can be done Detailed Answer: Hello, I am sorry about your current health status. Ascitic fluid tapping can be done manually by your gastroenterologist to get the fluid out of your stomach. This may need to be repeated often to get it under control. There is a limit to the amount that they tap. The underlying cause for the fluid buildup needs to be treated. As a diagnosed case of liver cancer, there are high chances of failing liver function and subsequent fluid buildup in the stomach. You require a multidisciplinary approach by Gastroenterologist, Oncologist and Oncosurgeon. You would have all of them in higher or tertiary care centres in Little Rock, AK. The treatment for liver cancer would depend on the stage of the cancer. And depending on the treatment, the fluid may or may not stop accumulating in your abdomen. You should be on a low protein diet to prevent further fluid accumulation. In my view, you should get back to your primary doctor who diagnosed you with the cancer, and ask him for a specialist / Hospital reference in your area. Below I have mentioned few specialists’ details in little rock, Arkansas that could be of help to you. ==================================================== Dr. XXXXXXX F. Smart, MD Gastroenterology Gastroenterology Associates 409 N University Ave Little Rock, AR 72205 (501) 664-6980 (Office) Dr. XXXXXXX A. Metrailer Sr, MD XXXXXXX A Metrailer MD 1100 N University Ave Suite 102 Little Rock, AR 72207 (501) 603-2244 (Office) Dr. C D. Greenway, MD Gastroenterology Associates 409 N University Ave Little Rock, AR 72205 (501) 664-6980 (Office) =================================================== Hope this information helps you. Let me know if you have further concerns. Regards,
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