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Posted on Tue, 7 Mar 2017 in Cancer
Question: 61 year old male with stage 4 pancreas cancer. How can I reduce the ascites build up, about 2 days after paracentesis I am able to eat better and build up my strength. problem is it in about 3 days later the fullness starts over again. I was responding to chemo. My health has always been excellent.
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Answered by Dr. Iven Romic Rommstein 1 hour later
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Hi and welcome. I am sorry about such serious disease but I am glad you are coping good with this. Ascites is in such diseases caused by tumor itself and may be resistant to any therapy,however the best option would be to place a permanent intraperitoneal drain my laparoscopy or percutaneosly. other possible benefits may be diuretic therapy,low salt diet and high protein diet. Also,Kreon pills should be taken with meal. I hope that something will work for you . Wish you good health. Regards
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