Ascites describes a condition in which fluids accumulate in the abdomen, or more specifically, in the peritoneal cavity. It can have various causes and can develop enormous proportions. The causes should definitely be assessed by a doctor.
Serious liver diseases, heart conditions but also inflammatory or malignant diseases can lead to a fluid accumulation in the abdomen that causes strong discomfort for the patient. A doctor’s assessment is pressingly necessary.
Affected persons will initially notice that they gain weight and cannot fit into their pants anymore, due to an increased abdominal girth. They are less resilient, experience shortness of breath and suffer from heartburn and tightness in or on the abdomen. Other people will notice the increased abdominal girth as well, in some cases the patient appears to be pregnant.
A hospital stay if often necessary to identify the causes of ascites, and to accommodate first therapeutical measures that can vary depending on the amount of accumulated fluid. An ultrasound and a computer tomography can help assessing the amount of accumulated fluid and initial causes. More examinations will follow. Patients are often required to stay in bed and are only allowed to drink a certain quantity of fluid. Depending on the causes, more treatments will follow.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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