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What is the reason of finding an ascetic fluid in abdomen ?

wat is the reason of finding an ascetic fluid in abdomen? my mother is suddenly losing weight and apatite.. we got some of the tests done and found the ascetic fluid in the abdomen. Dr. cultured the fluid and said its becoz of TB but simultaneously asked to consult at Rajiv Gandhi Hospital for further expert advice. So can you tell me the actual reason behind that?
Asked On : Thu, 6 Jan 2011
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Common causes for Ascitis includes :
1 Cirrhosis of liver
2 Tuberculosis
3 Malignancy ( metastasis in peritoneum)
Ultrasound abdomen,SAAG ( Serum ascitic albumin gradient), ADA and malignant cytology of ascitic fluid help to detect the exact cause.
Answered: Fri, 7 Jan 2011
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