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The nurse is caring for a client who just had 1,500 mL of fluid removed during a paracentesis. The client asks the nurse why his belly still feels so big even though that large amount of fluid was removed. Which is the nurse's BEST answer to this client?

▸ "The skin of your belly stretched while you had fluid in your abdomen and it will take a while for your belly to return to its normal size."

▸ "Only a certain amount of fluid can be removed from our abdomen at a time to prevent your body from going into shock."

▸ "Removing that much fluid helps to get rid of the excess fluid. Now the rest of the fluid will drain into your lymphatic system."

▸ "It was important to limit the amount of fluid that was removed to prevent infection from occurring."
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"Only a certain amount of fluid can be removed from our abdomen at a time to prevent your body from going into shock."

Draining very large amounts of fluid can cause hypovolemia, which could then lead to shock so the amount of fluid drained during a paracentesis is limited to 1,500 mL.

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