What is Paracentesis?

Category: Procedures

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Paracentesis is a medical procedure involving needle drainage of fluid from a body cavity, most commonly the peritoneal cavity in the abdomen.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
3
Moderate
0
Mild
0
None
0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Paracentesis

Side effect Patients
Pain in lower back 1
Shallow breathing 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 1
Last updated:
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