When to Seek Medical Care
In general, unexplained abdominal swelling for any cause is a reason to seek medical care.
For those who have known ascites, fever and abdominal pain should be a warning that the fluid may be infected and care should be accessed immediately.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/28/2015
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