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Doctor insights on: Accumulation Of Fluid In The Peritoneal Cavity

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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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How does having gas/food in the peritoneal cavity feel like? Would you get sick immediately, what damage is possible? Could you get foul smelling gas?

How does having gas/food in the peritoneal cavity feel like? Would you get sick immediately, what damage is possible? Could you get foul smelling gas?

Big problem: If air or food enters the peritoneal cavity from a perforation of the intestine, whil some people may wall off the area and do ok, this is typically a life threatening situation whereby you would become sick over a period of hours, developing severe abdominal pain that is constant, and worse when you move around. If you think you have this, please go to an emergency room asap. ...Read more

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Had a HSG done and they said i had bilateral spillage into the peritoneal cavity is that good or bad?

Had a HSG done and they said i had bilateral spillage into the peritoneal cavity is that good or bad?

?? They should: Have explained that was good assuming it was normal spillage which i assume it was, and u should always ask you doc if u do not understand. ...Read more

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Gas and a small amount offluid that could be a small abscess in the deep subcu tissues above peritoneal cavity. Could this b the cause of severe pain?

Gas and a small amount offluid that could be a small abscess in the deep subcu tissues above peritoneal cavity. Could this b the cause of severe pain?

Yes of course: So you have been told the you could have an abscess so are they treating it with IV antibiotics are they planning to drain it to answer your question yes such description will cause a lot of pain and could make you very sick ...Read more

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Had a HSG done report said I have a normal fallopian tube caliber that there apears to be bilateral spillage into the peritoneal cavity what that mean

normal report: Appears that both fallopian tubes are open. That is a normal report. The dr. That ordered the test will discuss all your findings with you. ...Read more

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If you had a very small hole in stomach and gas leaked through it into the peritoneal cavity, could the smell of the gas escape thru pores in the skin?

If you had a very small hole in stomach and gas leaked through it into the peritoneal cavity, could the smell of the gas escape thru pores in the skin?

No: It's a life threatening emergency to have a hole in ur stomach/bowel. It causes peritonitis and needs to be dealt with asap. The air that leaks can not penetrate all the layers of abdominal wall to escape through pores. ...Read more

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If there is an active source of infection within the peritoneal cavity, and it was treated with antibiotics, can symptoms go away and recur later?

See below: Yes it can it depends somewhat on the original cause of the infection but if the underlying cause has not gone away certainly the infection can recur. ...Read more

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What exactly are the peritoneal, pleural and pericardial cavities?

What exactly are the peritoneal, pleural and pericardial cavities?

Sacs around organs: The peritoneal cavity is the area in your abdomen where your stomach, intestines and glands are located. The pleural cavity holds the lungs and the pericardial cavity surrounds the heart. ...Read more

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My uncle dx cancer in abdom cavity- is that the same as peritoneal? What can be done for it? Can it be cured or is it terminal

My uncle dx cancer in abdom cavity- is that the same as peritoneal? What can be done for it? Can it be cured or is it terminal

Yes, one & same thin: Abdominal cancers can start in one of many organs like Stomach, Pancreas or liver. This is the most important info you need to find out before we can guide you about treatment choices and prognosis. So ask your doctor what is the diagnosis??? ...Read more

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Stomach cancer also in abdomin cavity. Is that the same as peritoneal cancer? What treatment is available and what's prognosis?

Stomach cancer also in abdomin cavity. Is that the same as peritoneal cancer? What treatment is available and what's prognosis?

Stomach cancer: Too many questions to answer in one entry. The stomach is in the abdominal cavity. There peritoneal cavity and the abdominal cavity are not the same. Treatment depends on type of cancer, stage of cancer, overall health etc. ...Read more