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hi, my father is 54 and has liver cirhosis due to hypertension for the last 10 yrs. he is also diabetic. since a few days, his stomach has swollen and its hard to the touch. and according to him, he has been constipated for the last two days. so is it ascitis or bloating? also his brothers also have huge stomachs(pretty sure its a family trait). can you tell me if its ascitis or bloating?

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    I am of the same age and With my past experience of ascitis I would say if his breathing is affected then could well be ascitis and should go straight to hospital
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      no his breathing is fine. he has no problem. but he has past experience of ascitis 4 yrs ago. now, he says he has no problem but he is constipated. my father is a strict believer of morning and night pooping and since a few days, he hasnt pooped in the morning and little at night. also he had a leg accident a few days ago and he has been off his feet for the last two days. could that be reason for constipation?
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      I have liver cirrhosis and have been in hospital twice with ascitis ! My stomach swelled with the toxins my liver could not process so all the fluid stays in your abdomen causing pressure on other organs. I spent 2 nights in hospital with a tube in my side to drain the fluid away, not nice but necessary
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      About 3 years but haven't been back to hospital in the last 2 years ! Mine was alcohol related and I have cut down by 70 percent
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    Sounds Like ascitis, but im no dr. My wife has hers drained every two weeks.. 7to10 litters. she becomes very uncomfortable and hard to go to the bathroom, eat, breathing. ETC this can be controlled hopefully by diartics and low salt diet..
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      non Alcholic cirrhosis, this turned up after an operation for something totaly different in the past 6 months. She is under dr care weekly and they have started to increase her diaratics, hoping to stop the build up of fluid. The next step would be TIPS procedure if needed. Dont know to much about that procedure  except what i have resurched  it has some nasty side effect.  
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      my father's one is non alcholic too. when her stomach is full of fluid, is it hard to the touch or soft when she lies down? my fathers is hard when he is standing and soft when he is lying down
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