I am so sorry you have not gotten a response. I can tell you my experience. At dx, I had a lot of ascites and had several liters drained twice one week apart with the last one being just before my first carbo/taxol treatment. (I had chemo first and then surgery and then chemo.) My ascites dried up within one week of my first treatment. I just looked at my diary from that time, and I had written how much more comfortable that made me despite the chemo side effects I was experiencing. I hope this helps, and that you can get the kind of relief I did. Both my onc and the radiologist who did the paracentesis implied I could get drained when I needed to. Though not fun, to me the process was not that bad and way better than the ascites pain. Paula
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