This section tells you about fluid in the abdomen (ascites). There is information about what it is, what causes it and how doctors treat it.
The medical name for a build up of fluid in the abdomen is ascites (pronounced ay-site-eez).
Learn about treatments for fluid in the abdomen (ascites).
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