Hi I have a question to any members who have had a TIPS shunt: what happens to ascites after the procedure?
Father in law is being referred for assessment, as he has been having fortnightly drains for refractory ascites for many months.
I think the shunt redirects fluid to renal system so does that mean any ascites is expelled via urine? Or is there still a drain involved at some point afterwards?
Just looking for some easy to understand information so that we can make sure he is fully informed.