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Diuretics, ascites, paracentesis
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Diuretics, ascites, paracentesis

Relative with HCV and cirrhosis most anxious to get drained for ascites. Doctor more cautious. He is gradually increasing dosages of Lasix and Aldactone based on kidney function, electrolytes, etc. Is draining risky? Once drained, does patient needed draining every 3 - 5 weeks?
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brien, hi sorry to hear about your situation...have you treated for the hepc yet? i'm not sure too many at this site have asceties but try the site i list below it is free and the folks there have a ton of info on later stages of liver disease. you will have to sigh in but it is a great site! they'll give you a ton of info on this...

http://forums.delphiforums.com/liverfailure/messages



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