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Ascites and Diagnosis

Ascites and Diagnosis

I have had edema in my left foot/leg for many years. I had a hysterectomy 3 years ago and have both ovaries/cervix. The hope was that a hysterectomy and removal of fibroids would eliminate the edema, however it didn't. I had gastric sleeve surgery in March and have lost significant amount of weight, which I thought would help the edema, but it did not. I recently had a CT and was asked to have an MRI done. My question is does the ascites automatically indicate ovarian cancer?

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Ascites is most frequently caused by liver disease rather than cancer. During an drain, its standard to run a biopsy to determine what type of fluid it is. This will typically guide your team to discover the cause of the ascites.

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