Ascites, Vomiting: 12 Possible Causes
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What causes ascites and vomiting? 12 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.



Cirrhosis is the severe scarring and poor function of the liver caused by long-term exposure to toxins such as alcohol or viral infections.

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Alcoholic Liver Disease

Damage to the liver from excessive drinking can lead to ALD. Years of alcohol abuse cause the liver to become inflamed and swollen. This damage can also cause scarring known as cirrhosis. Cirrhosis is the final stage o...

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This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Peritonitis is the inflammation of a thin layer of tissue inside the abdomen. Caused by bacteria or fungus, it causes tenderness, bloating, fatigue, greying of the skin, and other problems.

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Chronic Pancreatitis

Chronic, or long-term, pancreatitis is an inflammation of your pancreas that impairs your body's ability to digest food and regulate blood sugar.

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Hepatitis refers to an inflammatory condition of the liver. It's commonly caused by a viral infection, but there are other possible causes of hepatitis.

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Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most deadly forms of cancer and is often difficult to detect. Learn more about symptoms and treatments.

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Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is a cancer of the lymphatic system that occurs when tumors develop from the lymphocytes, which are a type of white blood cell.

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Burkitt's Lymphoma

Burkitt's lymphoma is a relatively rare and aggressive form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

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Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is liver inflammation caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV).

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Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is a disease that causes inflammation and infection of the liver. Read more about this disease that affects millions of people worldwide.

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Hepatitis E

The hepatitis E virus is spread most often by contaminated drinking water. It is different from the hep-A virus but the symptoms are similar. Most cases clear up on their own after a few weeks. In other cases, the viru...

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Hepatitis D

Hepatitis D is an infection that causes the liver to become inflamed. Learn about hepatitis D symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment.

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