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abdominal edema. 3 thoracentesis, 1 peracentesis, cannot find diagnosis. No cancer cells found

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 20, 2015
  • 02:03 AM

In a routine ct scan excessive fluid was found in my abdomen cavity. I have had colon and stomach cancer in the last five years. Fluid from all four tests showed no cancer cells. After cancer surgeries, I developed an abdominal hernia which was repaired, returned and repaired a second time almost a year ago with mesh. I have been told it is not a hernia, nor is it an affect of the mesh. I have also had a kidney transplant which is almost 20 yrs old. I take daily steroid (prednisone) and prograf (tacrolimus) both for rejection. My thyroid was removed in the early 90's due to cancer and I take a synthroid to replace that. I have been told my two kidney drs that my kidney is working fine. Creatnine had run for many years 0.9, but in the last year has gone to 1.08. Have recently started Lasix and potassium. It has been suggested that I might have right side heart failure?? I have had a stress test and two echos all of which are interpreted as fine. I do have mitro valve prolapse, murmur and a "broken cord". I have low white blood counts that have stayed steady for the last year or so and other blood values are lower than normal but not horrible. I struggle with diarrhea daily. I am frustrated as kidney dr says heart, heart dr says lungs and lung dr says kidney. Any ideas out there? Was recently tested for lupus and a few other disorders which I won't know results for a few weeks. Also, basic liver functions are normal, but have been diagnosed with a fatty liver. Thank you!!

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