What Is Ascites? - Definition, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment


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Ascites causes fluid to accumulate where?

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1. When ascites occurs, it is MOST OFTEN because of damage to what organ?

2. Which of the following is NOT a common symptom of ascites?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

By answering some related quiz questions you will increase your knowledge of ascites significantly. The questions deal with where ascites takes place, organs associated with ascites, symptoms of ascites, and other valuable information.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you will be tested on:

  • Where fluid accumulates as a result of ascites
  • The most common organ that causes ascites
  • Common symptoms of ascites
  • A substance which helps rid the body of excess fluid
  • Manual removal of fluids from the body

Skills Practiced

Skills that you will work on during this assessment include:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related ascites lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the location of ascites and organs affecting it and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the body's ability to remove excess fluid
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of ascites to answer questions about it as well as questions about related organs

Additional Learning

To read additional information about this subject you can work through the lesson covering this material called What Is Ascites? - Definition, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment. This lesson delves deeper into the following topics:

  • Ascites defined
  • Causes, symptoms, and treatments of this condition
  • An example diagram outlining the method by which fluid is drained from an ascites patient