Saint Charles, MO
A 48-year-old female asked:
my ultra sound showed fluid in lower uterus or abdomen, possibly localized blood. what does this mean and what could be the cause?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
Free fluid in abdom: It is not uncommon to have fluid in the abdomen on ultrasound or advance imaging such as CT scans often referred to by radiologists as 'free fluid'. This can be entirely benign or can be indication of a disease process depending on the symptoms associated. Ruptured ovarian cysts, bleeding from endometriosis, retrograde menstruation, ascites, heart failure, cancer etc can cause fluid in the abdomen
4068 viewsAnswered Apr 5, 2018
Last updated Apr 5, 2018
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