Ascites

Portal hypertension - ascites; Cirrhosis - ascites; Liver failure - ascites; Alcohol use - ascites; End-stage liver disease - ascites; ESLD - ascites

Ascites is the build-up of fluid in the space between the lining of the abdomen and abdominal organs.

Ascites with ovarian cancer, CT scan

This CT scan of the lower abdomen shows a massive amount of free abdominal fluid (ascites) in a patient with ovarian cancer.

Digestive system organs

The digestive system organs in the abdominal cavity include the liver, gallbladder, stomach, small intestine and large intestine.

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When to Contact a Medical Professional