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Suffering with end stage liver disease, vomiting, nausea, had general malaise, abdominal pain. Help?

my husband suffers with end stage liver disease , he has fluid removed every Wednesday 8 litres to be exact, he got up about 2 0 clock this morning with vomiting and nausea , had general malaise during the day with chills, vomited around 4 pm, presently is feeling very cold and covered with a blanket has a temperature and is complaining with abdominal pains for the first time. What do i make of this condition?
Asked On : Fri, 1 Mar 2013
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Ascites is the most common complication of end stage liver disease.This a very important mile stone in the patients suffering from ESLD,as this makes the survival chance very poor.
The most important complication in such patients is bacterial peritonitis.
The symptoms and signs of your husband suggest that your husband has developed this infection.
Must consult your doctor urgently,get the required investigations done and start broad spectrum antibiotics as per the advise of your doctor.
I hope it helps.
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