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What causes ascites while having umbilical hernia?

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Dr. Mukund Savaskar

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Posted on Tue, 23 Aug 2016 in Liver and Gall Bladder
Question: my husband is 72 he is an all day drinker he has had ascities for many months he now has a belly button that is protruding out and no ascities what happens if the fluid does not come out?

I meant his belly button from a previous hernia has popped out and is very large.
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Answered by Dr. Mukund Savaskar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Ascites with popped out large Umbilical hernia?/ Under Evaluation

Detailed Answer:
Brief Ans- Ascites with popped out large Umbilical hernia?/ Under Evaluation

Hi Dear !! Thanks for your query to HCM.
I reviewed facts of your query in context to your husband's health issues and feel concerned about them.

My Primary Opinion-

In My opinion, in the given situation he seems to be suffering from- Ascites with popped out large Umbilical hernia.
In the given situation, the Umbilical hernia needs to be repaired, to avoid life endangering emergency complication.

Reply to your specific question-

Q-what happens if the fluid does not come out?
Ans-If not treated acute abdomen with obstructed bowel herniation would occur
and would endanger his life.

Do's Suggested-

You need to consult with Surgeon and plan needful surgical correction, along with treatment of ascites and preventive measures, to avoid its recurrence.

Surgeon after physical and investigations would plan needful repair to correct Umbilical large popped out hernia.

Pre-surgical check-up would involve assessment from anaesthetist/Physician's fitness clearance and Surgeon.

Dear, Please update more information and details, to give further suggestions in this confusing complaint query.

Other complications in given condition, need to be ruled out,after getting more details from you.

Next appointment-
At the earliest, to review and plan the treatment for existing problem .

If you update more information/ details upon these suggestions, I would give further suggestions on medicines to correct your health issues.

If need be, update any health issue 24 x 7 by a direct question to ME, at following HCM link-http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=70229

Dear, if you don't have any further query in this regard, Do close this query with YOUR pleasing and feedback comments to rate this reply and service, to boost the morale of incoming Emergency patients like YOU, at HCM services.

If you want to update more details and ask more update queries ,
You are most Welcome herewith !!

Good Day!!

Wishing Good Healthy Life in time to come!!

Dr.Savaskar M.N. XXXXXXX Surgical Specialist
M.S.Genl-CVTS
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Mukund Savaskar 27 minutes later
he's refusing to go to the Doctor and said he is fine nothing hurts him. His stomach does not look like he has ascties but your right about the umbilical hernia. Why doesn't the ascites build back up in his stomach and what could happen if he doesn't get it fixed. He also has frontal lobe damage from an anuryism years ago. He's extremely lazy and won't take a shower it hard on me at times. Is his condition life threatening what could happen? I think he is suffering with the beginning stages of Dementia.
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Answered by Dr. Mukund Savaskar 23 minutes later
Brief Answer:
?Ascites with? popped out large Umbilical hernia/ Under Evaluation

Detailed Answer:
Brief Ans- Ascites with ? popped out large Umbilical hernia?/ Under Evaluation

Hi Dear !! Thanks for your update query to HCM.
I reviewed facts of your query in context to your husband's health issues and feel concerned about them.

My Primary Opinion-

In My opinion, in the given situation he seems to be suffering from- ?Ascites with ? popped out large Umbilical hernia with Chronic Alcoholism.

In the given situation, it seems to be confused and unsure of accompanied Ascites?. This would need physical examination from Surgeon.

USG / and or CT abdomen study would resolve this ambiguity/uncertainty about ascites / or not? and or Umbilical hernia.
Dear these impressions are based on the submitted data in last query.

Reply to your specific question-

Q-1-Why doesn't the ascites build back up in his stomach ?
Ans-1-Ans-1-Dear, you need to take Consults with Surgeon / or family doctor and then come back on this question.
There seems to be confusion on ?Ascites why not? popped out umbilical hernia.
From the update query, it seems that he does not have ascites as of now, and it's a large popped umbilical / belly button herniation in your husbands case.

Q-2-and what could happen if he doesn't get it fixed?
Ans-2-If hernia is not fixed, popped out belly button, would complicate in to acute abdomen, with bowel obstruction.
IF no ascites and only with belly button popped out? hernia-,it would complicate in to acute abdomen as earlier explained.

Q-3-Is his condition life threatening what could happen? I think he is suffering with the beginning stages of Dementia.
Ans-3-Dear, there would be acute pain in stomach, with vomiting with more bloating in abdomen. This would require emergency operation to correct, which is more risky due to chronic alcoholism and due to his advanced age.

Dear , please take him to the Doctor/Surgeon without any further delay, as further delay will only complicate it..

By his age and chronic alcoholism, dementia could be there and needs psychiatric Consults from Psychiatrist doctor.

Dear, Please update more information and details, to give further suggestions in this confusing complaint query.

Other complications in given condition, need to be ruled out, after getting more details from you.

Next appointment-

At the earliest, to review and plan the treatment for existing problem .

If you update more information/ details upon these suggestions, I would give further suggestions on medicines to correct your health issues.

If need be, update any health issue 24 x 7 by a direct question to ME, at following HCM link-http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=70229

Dear, if you don't have any further query in this regard, Do close this query with YOUR pleasing and feedback comments to rate this reply and service, to boost the morale of incoming Emergency patients like YOU, at HCM services.

If you want to update more details and ask more update queries ,
You are most Welcome herewith !!

Good Day!!

Wishing Good Healthy Life in time to come!!

Dr.Savaskar M.N. XXXXXXX Surgical Specialist
M.S.Genl-CVTS
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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