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what does it mean minimal fluid is seen cul de sac

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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Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Fluid: There are many potential causes of fluid here. Most commonly, as an isolated finding, this is incidental and of no concern. Since there are patholog ... Read More
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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 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Fluid in cul de sac: This is often seen when doing an ultrasound for abdominal pain in females. If no signs of abscess or appendicitis then in can come from a rupture ova ... Read More
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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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Cholecystectomy: Chronic inflamation of the Gall Bladder and its time to have it removed.
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 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
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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cul de sac fluid: Fluid in the cul de sac of Douglas occurs frequently in small amounts normally if there is no evidence of an ovarian cyst.
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not necessarily: A small amount of fluid in the posterior cul-de-sac may be normal. If you get pain, or bleeding, go to an emergency room. You may get an ultrasound in ... Read More

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