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Fluid in the cavity

41 y, and  have been to ultrsound twice in three months to be told the same " there is fluid in your cavity"  now i,m having severe stomach cramps with and without being on my period.  Could this be as a result of the fluid, and what can be done for the fluid to go away?  My dr. placed me on estrace 2 mg  and it did not work.  I am damn worried  and need help.
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Ascites refers to the abnormal (pathologic) build up of fluid in the peritoneal (abdominal) cavity.  Normally there should be almost no fluid here (i.e., surrounding the intestines and organs such as the liver and spleen).
Ascites occurs because of one of four general problems: 1) there is a disease in the peritoneal cavity that is producing excessive fluid (e.g., infections or cancer); 2) there is fluid back up from the liver or large blood vessels into the peritoneal cavity -- known as portal hypertension; 3) low protein state in the body; and 4) miscellaneous.
Increased abdominal girth  
Disease in the peritoneal cavity
Malignant conditions (cancer) -- peritoneal carcinomatosis, hepatocellular carcinoma ("liver cancer"), cancer metastasized to the liver, psuedomyxoma peritonei, and Mesothelioma
Infections -- bacterial peritonitis, fungal peritonitis, Tuberculosis peritonitis, HIV-associated peritonitis
Others -- vasculitis, granulomatous peritonitis, familial Mediterranean fever, and eosinophilic peritonitis
Portal hypertension
Liver diseases -- cirrhosis, Alcoholic Hepatitis, massive hepatic metastases, fulminant hepatic (liver) failure, fatty liver of pregnancy, hepatic fibrosis
Hepatic (liver) congestion -- congestive Heart Failure, Budd-Chiari syndrome, tricuspid insufficiency, constrictive Pericarditis, and veno-occlusive disease
Portal vein occlusion
Low protein (albumin) conditions
- Severe Malnutrition with anasarca, protein-losing enteropathy (body loses protein from the gastrointestinal tract), and Nephrotic Syndrome (a kidney condition)
Miscellaneous
- Pancreatic ascites, OVARIAN DISEASE, Myxedema (thyroid disease), chylous ascites, bile ascites, urine ascites, nephrogenic ascites
THIS IS THE BEST EXPLANATION I COULD FIND.  WHAT DID YOUR DOCTOR SAY IT WAS?  HOPE THIS HELPS...CINDY
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What is causing the fluid?? For me my fluid gets so bad that I need it drained,no amount of duirectic will help it.  They have removed 1900cc,3500cc,890cc,and this last time 3650cc. If the pain is that bad ask the Dr. if it can be drained out.  Good luck~~Joanne
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