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1.  Ascites
When fluid builds up inside the abdomen, it is known as ascites. Ascites usually occurs when the liver stops working properly. Fluid fills the space between the lining of the abdomen and the organs.People with ascite...
Symptoms:
  • Ascites
  • Shortness of breath
  • Abdominal swelling
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Abdominal discomfort
2.  Peritonitis
You have a thin layer of tissue covering the inside of your abdomen and most of its organs. This is called the peritoneum . Inflammation of the peritoneum is called peritonitis. The inflammation is caused by a fungal o...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Ascites
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Fever
3.  Alcoholic Liver Cirrhosis
Drinking too much alcohol can harm the liver. It can result in a serious disease known as ALC (ALC). The liver in the organ in your body that is responsible for the breakdown of harmful toxins like alcohol. It als...
Symptoms:
  • Ascites
  • Abdominal pain
  • Jaundice
  • Dry mouth
  • Fatigue
4.  Liver Cancer
Liver cancer causes destruction of liver cells and interferes with the ability of the liver to function normally. There are several types, but it is classified in general as being primary or secondary. Primary live...
Symptoms:
  • Ascites
  • Liver enlarged
  • Loss of appetite
  • Pain
  • Abdominal pain
5.  Chronic Pancreatitis
Chronic pancreatitis affects the organ known as the pancreas, which is located below your stomach. The pancreas produces enzymes, which help to digest your food, and hormones such as insulin, which regulates the leve...
Symptoms:
  • Ascites
  • Weight loss
  • Pain
  • Indigestion
  • Loss of appetite
6.  Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a chronic condition that affects the chambers of your heart. You have four heart chambers: two atria in the upper half of the heart and two ventricles in the lower half. Th...
Symptoms:
  • Ascites
  • Liver enlarged
  • Heart murmurs
  • Swelling of scrotum
  • High blood pressure
7.  Hepatitis
Hepatitis is swelling and inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis is most commonly caused by a viral infection. There are, however, other causes of hepatitis. These include autoimmune hepatitis (a disease occurring whe...
Symptoms:
  • Ascites
  • Liver enlarged
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal tenderness
  • General weakness
8.  Cirrhosis
Cirrhosis is severe scarring of the liver and poor liver function seen at the end of chronic liver disease. The scarring is most often caused by long-term exposure to toxins such as alcohol or viral infections. Th...
Symptoms:
  • Ascites
  • Liver enlarged
  • Pale stools
  • Swollen ankle
  • Blood in stool
9.  Pancreatic Cancer
Pancreatic cancer occurs within the tissues of the pancreas, a vital organ that is located behind the stomach. The pancreas plays an essential role in digestion by producing enzymes that the body needs to digest fats...
Symptoms:
  • Ascites
  • Abdominal pain radiating to the back
  • Tired
  • General weakness
  • Back pain
10.  Hepatic Vein Thrombosis (Budd-Chiari Syndrome)
Hepatic vein thrombosis (HVT) is an obstruction in the veins of the liver caused by a blood clot. This condition blocks blood flow from the liver to the heart. Without proper blood flow, the liver stops getting th...
Symptoms:
  • Ascites
  • Vomiting blood
  • Right sided abdominal pain
  • Yellow skin
  • Liver enlarged
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