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    Jamietk
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      Anyone have experience with abdominal fluid, both in regards to melanoma and not in regards to melanoma? Yesterday I had a fever of 102.4. I ached all day, but mostly abdominal pain. By the time I went to bed, I was in more pain than I had ever been in my life. I went to the ER and morphine didn't help much. They did a CT and it revealed pelvic fluid but no masses. They checked for pelvic infection and bladder infection, both were normal. All other standard bloodwork they did was normal. So they sent me home with some pain meds and said to follow-up with my Dr.

      Anyone have experience with abdominal fluid, both in regards to melanoma and not in regards to melanoma? Yesterday I had a fever of 102.4. I ached all day, but mostly abdominal pain. By the time I went to bed, I was in more pain than I had ever been in my life. I went to the ER and morphine didn't help much. They did a CT and it revealed pelvic fluid but no masses. They checked for pelvic infection and bladder infection, both were normal. All other standard bloodwork they did was normal. So they sent me home with some pain meds and said to follow-up with my Dr. I know it all sounds gynecological in nature, and I did have a fever with it. But knowing my bloodwork was fine and the infections they tested for were negative, my mind starts to wander. I have a call into my Gyn and I have an email into my PA at MDA. I guess I'm wondering if anyone's melanoma first progressed in the form of having fluid on the pelvis?

      Thanks

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        FormerCaregiver
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          I am not sure how much I can help, as I checked your profile and it didn't have any info
          about your melanoma history.

          However, if you have metastatic melanoma then there is a chance that abdominal and liver
          problems could be caused by the cancer. You mention that you have had a CT scan, but have
          you had a PET scan recently?

          There is also the possibility that your problem is not related to melanoma. A raised
          temperature could certainly indicate an infection. Here is a link to a site that I have
          found useful in the past: http://www.freemd.com/abdominal-pain/incidence.htm Just click
          on "start checkup".

          Hope this helps

          Frank from Australia

          FormerCaregiver
          Participant

            I am not sure how much I can help, as I checked your profile and it didn't have any info
            about your melanoma history.

            However, if you have metastatic melanoma then there is a chance that abdominal and liver
            problems could be caused by the cancer. You mention that you have had a CT scan, but have
            you had a PET scan recently?

            There is also the possibility that your problem is not related to melanoma. A raised
            temperature could certainly indicate an infection. Here is a link to a site that I have
            found useful in the past: http://www.freemd.com/abdominal-pain/incidence.htm Just click
            on "start checkup".

            Hope this helps

            Frank from Australia

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