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Can ascites disappear?

In brief: It depends. It depends on the underlying etiology and the amount of fluid. Small amount of ascitic fluid that results from a ruptured cyst can resorp on its own. Also a small amount of malignant ascites may disappear if the patient is responding to therapy.

Does ascites kill you? Yes, ascites can kill a person when it from liver failure if left untreated and if the ascites continues to collect more fluid.

What is the life expectancy of someone having severe ascites…? The patient’s life expectancy is generally limited to weeks to months after the onset of ascites. Of the three major complications of hepatic cirrhosis-liver encephalopathy, ascites and varicose veins bleeding are most common.

Is ascites ever reversible? Ascites is a marker of severe progression of liver disease. Cirrhosis is the stage where there occurs scarring of liver tissue and this scar is then a permanent thing and this can not be reversed,although with a proper treatment plan process can be slowed or stopped and prevent or minimize ASCITIS.

Can You reverse ascites? The long-term prognosis of ascites is dependent on three factors: the degree of reversibility, the control of the underlying liver disease, and the patient’s response to treatments. If the underlying liver disease can be controlled by effective treatment, then the ascites can be reversed quickly and the fluid can be released.

What is the life expectancy of someone having severe ascites…?

What is the life expectancy of someone having severe ascites…? The patient’s life expectancy is generally limited to weeks to months after the onset of ascites. Of the three major complications of hepatic cirrhosis-liver encephalopathy, ascites and varicose veins bleeding are most common.

Can You reverse ascites? The long-term prognosis of ascites is dependent on three factors: the degree of reversibility, the control of the underlying liver disease, and the patient’s response to treatments. If the underlying liver disease can be controlled by effective treatment, then the ascites can be reversed quickly and the fluid can be released.

Is ascites ever reversible? Ascites is a marker of severe progression of liver disease. Cirrhosis is the stage where there occurs scarring of liver tissue and this scar is then a permanent thing and this can not be reversed,although with a proper treatment plan process can be slowed or stopped and prevent or minimize ASCITIS.

How do you treat ascites? The basic treatment for ascites is a low-sodium diet and bed rest. If diet is ineffective, people are usually also given drugs called diuretics (such as spironolactone or furosemide). Diuretics make the kidneys excrete more sodium and water into the urine.