I am just wanting some information and advise please.
My mum is advance stage 3/4 OC and had her hystorectomy 4-5 weeks ago now, she had chemo on her 3 week after surgery and was fine for 5 days afterwards then started to complain of pains in her tummy.
We took her to a&e and her stomach was massively swollen and she was in agony.
It was a mixture of kidney infection, constipation and ascites.
Unfortunately she is still in hospital 5 days later and they are draining the fluid. I just wanted to know more about what ascites is and does it go away?
Mum had 52 lymph nodes removed when she had her operation and they said that could be part of the cause although they do not know for sure. They have taken some samples to test and find out.
Is ascites something that can happen temporarily? I am wondering if it's part of the healing after her op or whether or not there is a more serious underlying issue I am being naive to. Please anyone give me your stories or advise.
Mums op was really successful, they had to leave one lymph node that looked to be affected with disease by her pancreas as was too risking to take it, although they expect the next 3 chemo to get rid of that!
Look forward to hearing from you all.