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Ascites - flluid buildup in ab was posted 09/20/2017 02:21 pm by JRinVA
E-mail Address: jim@jimpierobon.com

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First time poster here. I've heard good things about this forum so here goes. I was diagnosed with Stage 3 pancreatic cancer in January 2017. I've been three four months of chemo infusion, then five weeks of oral chemo and radiation targeting the tumor. After losing a lot of weight but recently regaining about 75% of it, my challenges now are: 1) rebuilding my muscles, and 2) dealing with ascites, or the fluid buildup in my lower abdomen and welling in my legs and feet. On that last challenge, how is anybody dealing with it?

I've had one periocentisis procedure to remove the fluid from my abdomen but the relief was temporary. I'm taking a diuretic, to no avail.

Any thoughts and suggestions are welcome. Thank you for your time.



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