Abdominal tap, or paracentesis, is a procedure to remove excess fluid from the abdominal cavity, which is the area between the abdominal wall and the spine. This fluid in the abdominal cavity can cause bloating, pain, and breathing difficulties. The most common cause of fluid in the abdominal cavity is fibrotic scarring of the liver, which is called cirrhosis. Fluid buildup in the abdominal cavity can also be caused by a variety of illnesses including:. An abdominal tap is done to remove excess fluid and determine the cause of the fluid buildup.
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The procedure is used to remove fluid from the peritoneal cavity, particularly if this cannot be achieved with medication. The most common indication is ascites that has developed in people with cirrhosis. The procedure is often performed in a doctor's office or an outpatient clinic. In an expert's hands, it is usually very safe, [ citation needed ] although there is a small risk of infection, excessive bleeding or perforating a loop of bowel. These last two risks can be minimized greatly with the use of ultrasound guidance. The patient is requested to urinate before the procedure; alternately, a Foley catheter is used to empty the bladder.