I don't totally understand the cause of ascites and I get it frequently,especially when I come off chemo.The chemo will get rid of the fluid,or it should at least. Usually my Onc has a paracentisis done to remove as much as possible ,then he begins chemo for 6 rounds. I'll keep your Mom in prayer~~~Joanne
I was not real sure about the ascites thing either and recently questioned my Dr about it. It is basically a "leak" of the cancer cells, the way that I understand it. Thankfully it has not been much of a problem for me, though at times there has been some found. The chemo, when it is working will ususally either get rid of it or at least keep it under control. If it gets to be much of a problem, it can always be drained off.
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