Topic: Ascites and antibiotics
My husband received a call from the oncologist's nurse today about his CT scan results. The good news is that the tumors in his liver have not changed. However, the scan indicated that he has fluid in his abdomen. (His past scans showed mild ascites but the amount of fluid has increased.) The nurse said that the doctor wants him to start antibiotics immediately as he hopes they may take care of the problem. Does anyone understand how antibiotics could reduce ascites? I can't understand the connection.