What is Paracentesis?

The passage into a cavity of a trocar and cannula, needle, or other hollow instrument for the purpose of removing fluid; variously designated according to the cavity punctured.

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Hospice seeks to minimize interventions, except for managing comfort. When is it appropriate for a patient to ask for paracentesis? My wife has...

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paracentesis may be acceptable

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Thanks for your query.

It is true that interventions are minimized in hospice. But...

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Can paracentesis be done once a week? They take appreoximately 7 liters at a time.

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Yes it can be performed once a week.

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My father has alcoholic liver cirrhosis he has ascites and now started feeling tired and pains in stomach with short of breath. We have done...

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Both are equally good

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Both Lasix and...

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