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Spouse with cirrhosis

My spouse has acsities and was drained of 10 liters on the 2nd of November. He looks really blotted already and his belly is leaking fluid. Enough where his pants are all wet in front. Do y'all think it's the acsities leaking out.

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Did the hospital not supply bags to attach to the wound? My partner had these & no leakage.

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He use to have bags but had infection so taken out. It's been six months since he had the drain. He wants it back in but they won't. He goes every two weeks and get 6 to 10 liters drained. The leak is coming through the belly button and skin around it

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I was having enormous amounts drained weekly and mine was oozing out of my skin also he should really go and get checked out to be on the safe side though πŸ™‚

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I keep telling him that . He doesn't listen to me. Gets angry. Why was your doing same thing. Are you still draining

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No I have had a transplant but it's because the liver can't remove it and other organs struggle to remove it i.e. kidneys but it can also be caused by levels in bloods so he should get checked just tell him it isn't going to go on its own

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I had a similar problem with the edema in my legs. Fluid was just constantly weeping through the skin on my lower legs (shins and calfs). Even with dressings socks were constantly soaked. There are some really absorbant dressings you can get, but those wont resolve the problem just make it take longer for things to soak through. I suspect whilst the fluid remains the seepage will remain. I agree with jojo above, worth getting it checked out even if its only to determine the best way of managing it or to make sure its not likely to lead to infection.

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This happened to my friend but once the acities was reducing it stopped. I think just because the fluid has no where else to go.

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That's what I was thinking too..I just hope there's no infection..he has been in hospital twice for infection in abdomen

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I hope not x

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Have just been through a similar experience - my partner was discharged on the 8th of November, the day following his drain, with 4 large plasters that were no good at all. The wound leaked from the day of discharge until the day case unit agreed to glue it shut 3 days later. I spent a fortune on dressings and tape and his skin was raw from the tape, making me feel terrible. So far, the glue has held and no more leaks.

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Never heard of glueing

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It was just a tiny drop of a medical "super glue" that was put in the small drain hole.

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