does ascites always recur with a recurrence?

I was wondering how many women had ascites when first diagnosed and had it come back, and how many had a recurrence without ascites

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I had ascites when diagnosed. No ascites when I recurred. Possibly because we started retreatment right away on the CA125 number rise as opposed to waiting.

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I had a little ascites around my liver when I started, but haven't had any since, even though I've never been NED.

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I never had ascites until the middle of my Avastin maintenance. It disappeared as suddenly as it had appeared!?!

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Because of my ascites that is how I was first dignosed with ovarian cancer. I also discovered that my cancer was back after 4 months of remission due to my ascites returning. It seems everybody is different.

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Two recurrences and never any ascites, but could have some now. Will find out in 3 weeks.

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Five liters of ascites when diagnosed but also two recurrences and no ascites. Rising CA 125s and CT scans caught the recurrences.

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Have only had a little fluid around my liver. Had it drained while in surgery. Came back again a little about a year ago. Have never been been in remission.

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Ascites when I was diagnosed. 2 recurrences and both times a very small amount of ascites.

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I had 2 liters of ascites removed during my initial surgery in 1987 but did not have any when I recurred in 1993.
Helen

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Gallon of ascites drained during debulking surgery plus plural effusions on both lungs. No ascites since. Recurrence caught from rising CA125.

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Ascites is what got me diagnosed. Didn't have any with first recurrence. 2nd recurrence has been different. Originally decided to do liver rfa but ca 125 went sky high; eventually started doxil when it was apparent that liver rfa didn't work. Doxil quit working at treatment #5 and ca 125 went through the roof. We then explored having a liver resection but pet scan showed ascites and spreading to spleen and other areas. Had ascites drained 3 weeks ago but it's back again even though I started taxol weekly the week I was drained. Have parenthecesis scheduled for Monday. I hope and pray the taxol will keep it gone this time. It has me pretty scared!

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my mum has ascites again even though she was in remission for only 3 months, getting drained next week and having more ct scans, this disease sux!

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Prior to my surgery, I needed two paracenteses, with almost 3.7 liters the first time and over 4 liters the second. I also needed two thoracenteses. That was in June, 2010 and have not had ascites again.

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I had ascites when first diagnosed. A CT scan 5 months later found a 2cm mass, no ascites, Dr. let it go as he thought it was just resolving scar tissue. 2 months after that another CT scan found 6cm mass with ascites.....I think maybe the cancer has to get to a certain size to generate the ascites....if my Dr. had done surgery when I first recurred then there would have been no ascites.

Littlefox

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I didn't have ascites either time. I waited 6 months after the CA125 began to rise befor taking Chemo.

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did your tumors show up on the cat scan? how much did your ca 125 rise? was it a steady rise or did it sometimes not go up orr down?

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I had a little ascites when first diagnose but with first recurrence it's much worse.had 5 litres drained last week and waiting to be drained again today. On weekly taxol/carbo and the good news is ca125 is going down. Hopefully ascites will reduce the more chemo I have. I agree though, this is the worst symptom of my cancer xxx

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