A 19-year-old female asked:
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what does this mean on an ultrasound results if it says no free fluid in the pelvic cul-de-sac?

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Dr. Douglas Bourgon
21 years experience Radiology
Normal finding : A normal female pelvic ultrasound will see minimal or no free fluid.
Answered on Apr 18, 2018
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Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Sometimes: free fluid in the pelvis can be a sign of a pathologic process. If there is no free fluid, it is normal.
Answered on Jun 2, 2016
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