About fluid in the abdomen

The medical name for a build up of fluid in the abdomen is ascites (pronounced ay-site-eez).

Treating fluid in the abdomen

Learn about treatments for fluid in the abdomen (ascites).

Support at home for you and your family

You might need some care and support at home. A lot of practical and emotional support is available to you. 

Resources and support

There are lots of organisations, support groups and helpful books to help you cope with symptoms and side effects caused by cancer and its treatment.

Last reviewed: 
27 Feb 2014

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