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what does fluid in the cul de sac mean

A female asked:
Dr. Yun Tran
Dr. Yun Tran answered
15 years experience Family Medicine
Talk to your doctor: most women have small amount of fluid in the cul-de-sac and you don't need to worry about it. The anterior cul-de-sac is the space between your bladde ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Individual case: This is highly specific case and will need to address one on one with the doctor who has done your exam and who can evaluate your sonogram. Hemorrhagi ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Nefcy
38 years experience Radiology
Free fluid: Free fluid in the cul-de-sac means there is fluid posterior to the uterus in a small space between the uterus and the rectum, and not in a specific st ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fluid on U/S scan: If you are not on oral contraceptives, when ovulation occurs, fluid from the ruptured follicle from which the egg escapes will accumulate to some degr ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Schmidt
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Probably nothing: The area you describe lies between the rectum and the bladder. A urologist is really the one to ask but it is at the lowest potion of the peritoneum. ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
???: Cul-de-sac or rectovaginal septum is the space between the rectum and the uterus. This is the lowest part of the abdominal cavity in females. The ques ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Usually nothing: This is a very common finding on almost every ultrasound or ct scan of a menstrating female i order. I sometimes think the radiologists automatically ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
26 years experience Family Medicine
Not related: Free fluid in the cul-de-sac does not relate to what is going on in the uterus. See your doctor for a lab pregnancy test if things remain unclear aft ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: The endometrial thickness has limited use in premenopausal women as it will fluctuate throughout the menstrual cycle. The appearance is more important ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Bourgon
21 years experience Radiology
Normal finding : A normal female pelvic ultrasound will see minimal or no free fluid.
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