The doctor has said that the abdominal swelling that my Auntie has is not Ascites, but is the result of the liver being swollen. This surprised me as I had imagined a small shrivelled up liver. All my trawling across the internet seems to mention Ascites more than this swelling. She looks heavily pregnant, and says it is tight. She has had fluid drained before - a few weeks ago now.
Do you guys know anything about this?
They have sent her home this week, by the way, as there is no treatment they can do at a hospital. My mother is looking after her, which is a full time job due to her very poor physical state, malnutrition and high level of confusion.