Abdominal swelling caused by accumulation of fluid, most often related to liver disease.


Rest, limit salt to less than 2,000 milligrams a day. Avoid alcohol and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen and naproxen sodium.

When to seek immediate medical care

See a doctor immediately if:

  • New onset
  • Cause isn't clear
  • Fever

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