Undergoing dialysis. Has swollen abdomen. Why? Can heart blockage be related to this?
my father is 67 years old undergoing dialysis thtice a week since last two months before that it continued twice a week for about an year. since last 2 to 3 months he is suffering from swollen abdomen . doctors are unable to find the exact cause of fluid retention. gastroenterologist is saying liver is ok. last week he went through a by pass surgerey as it was found that he has got 3 major blockages in heart. the operation was succesful. but the abdomen is still swollen.
This condition is called 'Dialysis Asites'. The treatment for this condition is repeated removal of fluid from the Abdomen & intensification of Dialysis. Other option is to change over to CAPD from HD,if above measures are not successful
Answered: Fri, 26 Jul 2013
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