A member asked:

I had an abdomen/pelvic ct scan. one finding was small volume nonspecific free fluid in the cul-de-sac. they werent concerned but what does it mean?

6 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. John Berryman answered

Specializes in 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 degree in the most dependent portion of the abdomen, the "cul-de-sac", and such is seen by a good ultrasound tech. It is of no real concern.

Answered 3/27/2019


Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered

Specializes in Pathology

No concern: A small amount of fluid in the cul-de-sac is normal. Have a healthy diet, exercise 30 minutes/day, drink plenty of water, have safe sex, no tobacco alcohol weed or street drugs. For nutrition: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/. Get HPV vaccine

Answered 3/26/2019



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