Ascites in abdomen, Portal Hypertension: Covid threat
Suffering from ascites since Feb. Have stopped taking Stopped lasilactone after 11 days as they became less effective. Can RFT be monitored by urine test instead of blood where social distancing might be a problem. For senior citizen who is cancer survivor, above 75 years, going to hospital for paracentesis appears risky in view of Covid threat. Can paracentesis be done at home by qualified doctor & staff ? A long vein is seen on the abdomen (which is the new change), naval button has changed it shape, small soft painless lump has appeared on upper right back side. Is this happening due to portal hypertension or DLBCL? PET scan suggests portal hypertension & no FDG. Portal hypertension can also be because of non cirrhosis reasons. Parasite infections such as schistosomiasis not been looked by the radiologist. The cause of PH is important as erroneous diagnosis will adversely impact the management of PH.Test result is confusing. HBSAG (rapid)-reactive, Hepatitis B Viral (HBV DNA) -negative (target not detected).