hello, my pt had low H&H and RBC with high RDW. Paracentesis was performed to relieve some of her ascites but all of the fluid was not removed. I was wondering if paracentesis can lead to anemia. I know that the blood can become diluted with retention of fluids, but could paracentesis lead to anemia because of the fluids that are removed from the peritoneal cavity? I was just double checking.