Patients Hepatitis and liver diseases

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Do folks with a bad liver get fluid on their stomach? What do you do about it?

Beginning of the discussion - 10/26/18

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Hey @jpsmed‍ 

Yes, it is called ascites. Have you spoken to your doctor about it?

Limit your salt, monitor your diet to see if certain fluids/diet affects you differently, and take diuretics when it is bad.

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I have ascites and my GI doctor put me on Lasix and another water pill to take the excess water out. I don't use salt at all. The last ultrasound I had didn't show any fluid,  so I'm not sure if he still wants me to continue on them or not.