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Abdominal Paracentesis
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

Abdominal Paracentesis Usage

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Reasons for Procedure

This is done to find out why there is fluid build-up in the abdomen. Causes may include:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Diseases of organs, such as the liver

This procedure may also be done when fluid in the abdomen:

  • Makes breathing difficult
  • Causes pain

Abdominal fluid can recur until the condition causing it has been treated. You may need to have the procedure again.



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