Alternate Names : Abdominal Dropsy, Hydroperitoneum
What can be done to prevent the condition?
Some cases of ascites can be prevented. For example, cirrhosis can be prevented by drinking alcohol only in moderation. Effective treatment of congestive heart failure can prevent ascites from that cause.
What are the long-term effects of the condition?
Long-term effects of ascites can include the following:
difficulty walking and performing daily activities
What are the risks to others?
Ascites is not contagious and poses no risk to others.