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Where does inflammatory fluid in the peritoneal cavity collect in a supine patient?

Where does inflammatory fluid in the peritoneal cavity collect in a supine patient?

Cul-De-Sac: Inflammatory fluid in the peritoneal cavity collects in the cul-de-sac between the uterus and rectum in women and between the posterior of the bladder and the rectum in men. It is the continuation of the peritoneal lining in this most dependent of areas that allows fluid to collect there. ...Read more

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What is the fluid in the interior of the pericardium?

What is the fluid in the interior of the pericardium?

It's called: pericardial fluid. It is a lymphatic fluid that is a transudate, basically a watered down version of plasma. Usually, there is only a small amount of fluid in the pericardial sac, about 50 cc. Hope this helps. Visit CardioGauge.com for heart health education ...Read more

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Possibility of having pid+ douglas fluid accumulation post total hysterectomy?How the bacterias spread in the pelvis?Is it through the vaginal stitch?

Possibility of having pid+ douglas fluid accumulation post total hysterectomy?How the bacterias spread in the pelvis?Is it through the vaginal stitch?

Can't happen : You can not have pid because there is no pathway for a sexually-transmitted infection from the penis to travel up into the pelvic cavity after hysterectomy. You could have a pelvic abscess or an infection from another source but not pid. ...Read more

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Whats the difference in abscess's and large fluid collection, in pelvis , are abscess's and fluid collection the one and the same ???

Whats the difference in abscess's and large fluid collection, in pelvis , are abscess's and fluid collection the one and the same ???

Not necessarily : An Abcess is a walled off area of infection. Fluid collections can be anything, they have different characteristics on the imaging and treated differently. Some fluid collections are just watched closely, an some just go away on there own. Remember our bodies are made up of water primarily and this can, in essence, collect up anywhere. ...Read more

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Where does the fluid in hydrocele come from?

Where does the fluid in hydrocele come from?

Tunica vaginals: The testicles are protected by a membrane called the tunica vaginalis. For reasons that are sometimes obscure, this membrane starts secreting fluid(plasma) that accumulates thus forming the hydrocele. Sometimes, the reason for the increased secretions can be trauma or any other kind of physical insult. ...Read more

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What causes fluid in the lung?

What causes fluid in the lung?

Several: Fluid in the lungs could mean pulmonary edema (swelling of lung) which can be caused by heart failure (multiple causes of this), infection, mitral valve disease, kidney failure, inflammation. Fluid surrounding lungs (pleural effusion) trauma, infection, heart failure, cancer, kidney failure. There are more. It's best to talk with your doctor for specifics. ...Read more

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Is fluid in the abdomen dangerous?

Is fluid in the abdomen dangerous?

Depends on: how much, what type, timing of development and other symptoms or conditions. At 87 I would take that finding very seriously and have it investigated soon. ...Read more

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What is mild inflammatory change in fluid in the right mastoid air cells?

What is mild inflammatory change in fluid in the right mastoid air cells?

Infection?: Fluid in the mastoid sinuses is not common and you may be suffering from mastoiditis. Be sure to see a doctor soon. ...Read more

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What is the fluid that fills the pericardial sac?

What is the fluid that fills the pericardial sac?

Wikipedia...: Ben-horin et al. (2005) studied the composition of pericardial fluid in patients undergoing open heart surgery. They found that the fluid is made up of a high concentration of lactate dehydrogenase (ldh), protein and lymphocytes. In a healthy adult there is usually 15-50ml of clear, straw-coloured fluid. However there is little data on the normal composition of pericardial fluid to serve as a refe. ...Read more

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After cellular fluid leaves the ruptured cell, will the contents in cellular fluid be able to react with chemicals in interstitial fluid?

After cellular fluid leaves the ruptured cell, will the contents in cellular fluid be able to react with chemicals in interstitial fluid?

Of course: If a cell is inside the body, it is surrounded by interstitial fluid. Therefore if that cell breaks, whatever comes out of the cell gets mixed with the surrounding interstitial fluid. It's like being on a boat in the middle of a lake. If the boat breaks in half, you will end up in the lake. ...Read more

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What is considered a "moderate degree" of free fluid in the intraperitoneal cavity?

What is considered a "moderate degree" of free fluid in the  intraperitoneal cavity?

Ascites: It is easily detectable and causing distension of belly. For more information , refer to https://patient.info/in/doctor/ascites ...Read more

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What are causes the fluid in the fallopian tubes?

What are causes the fluid in the fallopian tubes?

Usually infection: Most of the time when there is fluid in the fallopian tube, called a hydrosalpinx, this is the result of damage to the fallopian tubes in the past. The most common sources of that damage are a previous infection, endometriosis, or surgical scar tissue. ...Read more

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What is the role of blood pressure in the formation of filtrate in the nephrons?

What is the role of blood pressure in the formation of filtrate in the nephrons?

Filtration pressure: Filtration in the nephrons is a combination of physical and chemical pressure. Blood pressure provides the physical pressure for filtration. If the renal perfusion pressure is too low, filtration is not efficient. This can happen with renal artery stenosis and hypertension on the body side and low pressure on the kidney side of the stenosis. Generalized low pressure likewise will impair filtration ...Read more

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What is the reason for the reaccumulation of the pericardial fluid?

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What is the reason for the reaccumulation of the pericardial fluid?

Persistent inflam-: Mation is the cause for recurrent fluid. ...Read more

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Treatment of fetal demise with colection of fluid in the uterus ?

Treatment of fetal demise with colection of fluid in the uterus ?

Treatment: D&C: You need to see your ob/gyn. He/she needs to verify that the unborn fetus is completely gone. Tissue fragments could lead to infection and pain/bleeding. He may need to do a dilation and currattage. ...Read more

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The amount of urea going in the kidneys through the renal artery?

The amount of urea going in the kidneys through the renal artery?

Depends: The amount of urea that goes to the kidneys is a function of the concentration of urea in the blood. If the concentration is high then the amount of urea will be high as well. ...Read more

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Accumulation of fluid in right knee. Its effect.

Accumulation of fluid in right knee. Its effect.

An effusion (fluid -: In the joint) causes swelling in the joint resulting in pain or discomfort + limitation of the knee motion. If its getting bigger then see your orthopedist to be evaluated. Generally small amounts get reabsorbed without needing anything else to be done. Take some pain meds. Good luck. ...Read more

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The amount of mucus in the lungs affects the head?

The amount of mucus in the lungs affects the head?

Not directly: Excess mucous in the lungs could be associated with chronic sinus disease (a cause of headaches) or cough (severe coughing can lead to headaches). ...Read more