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Continuous fever, ultrasound showed mild ascities in abdomen, normal LFT, kidney tests. What is the cause?

my brother is 36 years old.he was suffering from fever since a month ago.now his ultrasound report revealed that mild ascities found in his general abdomin but his liver function tests , kidney tests, pancreas are quite normal.what could be the cause of this ascities in his abdomin..a physician in pakistan suggested that he is suffering from a stomach infection and swelling in his stomach.please tell me the reason of this fluid and if it is dangerous?
Mon, 30 Jun 2014
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You need to get an ascitic tap and test the fluid in the abdomen. For infections and tuberculosis.please consult your doctor and ask if this can be done
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