A combination of elevated pressure of hepatic portal vein and low levels of albumin is the main cause of the stomach filling with fluid. The most common cause of the abdominal fluid retention is advanced liver disease or cirrhosis. Other serious causes include kidney failure, cancers and congestive heart failure. Fluid in the abdomen is called ascites. The word ascites is of Greek origin and means sac or bag.
Your stomach filling with fluid can also occur as a complication of infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, pancreatitis, abdominal surgery, and trauma and inflammation of the colon, appendix or peritoneum. Other rare causes include Meigs syndrome, hypothyroidism and vasculitis.
Symptoms of fluid in the stomach may include increasing abdominal discomfort and distention, heaviness and pressure, rapid weight gain, swollen feet and ankles, and chronic fatigue.
Diagnosis of the underlying condition is the most important part of understanding why someone has developed fluid in the stomach. If the medical history does not provide any clues, blood work can play an essential role, as can an ultrasound scan, and analysis of the fluid may be necessary. This procedure is called paracentesis.
Treatment depends on the underlying cause. Medication, diet, therapeutic paracentesis (removal of the fluid by a small needle) and surgery are all possibilities. It is likely that salt intake will be restricted, water intake restricted and diuretics prescribed.
Fluid in the stomach can lead to complications. These include breathing difficulties and infections. You should consult your doctor for a professional diagnosis.
Ascites is fluid in the blood cells in the peritoneal cavity. Accumulated fluid cause the abdomen to swell very large and causes SOB ( shortness of breath" and labored breathing. A tube can be inserted in the the peritoneal cavity and drain the fluid out.
HI, my mom has been a diabetic and on dialysis for many years now. She is now experiencing fluid in her stomach due to kidney failure. She has to keep up with seeing her doctor twice a week to make sure her stomach is not collecting more fluids. A lot will have to do if you're diabetic.
Can be liver damage, kidney damage or a rare case a vain closing down somewhere in the body. Also cancer would show up on tests. Its just like the water you get in the ankles.
A diarrhetic should be good enough and stay away from salt intake.
Have breathing tube down throat and now stomach is filling up with fluid and is being drained why does the stomach fill with fluid
Is massage good when you have a fluid in body?
When your stomach is filled with fluids it could be due to various reasons. One of the possibilities is stomach cancer, but do not panic. It is better than I trying and putting across information to you it is better that you get in touch with a gynaecologist as soon as possible. In case you are a woman then it is possible that you are pregnant if there is high amount of fluid coming out. Hence, it is better you see a doctor soon cause I will possibly not be able to help you in this medical advice.
My grandson was born by c section after being distressed and has a large swollen stomach filled with fluid. It has been drained but now hospital are just leaving it until such time it effects his breAthing, THEY ARE DOING TEST BUT HAVE NO ANSWERS,ANY IDEAS OR ADVICE.