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Pouch of Douglas: Is the peritoneal fold between the back wall of the uterus and front wall of rectum in women. It is the most dependent portion of the peritoneal cavity. When pelvic organs are inflamed or an ovarian cyst ruptures or bleeds, the reactive fluid, cyst fluid, or blood can collect here. ...Read more
Probably 2 weeks: This is just a guess, but the fluid that is present from ovulation (release of an egg) is very minimal and probably gets reabsorbed very quickly. This is confused by a small amount of blood that comes from the tubes during menstruation and also appears as fluid in the pelvis. ...Read more
If there is free fluid in douglas pouch can I tell when exactly ovulation occurred? How long it stay after ovulation?
To b able to conceive, I did tvus fluid in douglas pouch, when shall do intercourse? Before or after I find fluid in douglas pouch
Don't know: It's pretty common for there to be a little bit of free fluid in every woman's pouch of douglas as it were. The lining of the abdomen, the peritoneum, produces fluid to lubricate all of the internal organs and naturally this fluid accumulates in the pelvis because were upright most of the time. Unless there was a lot of fluid, evidence of ovarian cyst rupture I wouldn't necessarily be worried. ...Read more
I try to conceive, folliculometry (cd 17) 17mm, then (cd 20) irregular follicle, fluid in douglas pouch, which days I shall do intercouse to get pregnant?
Constant severe right sided lower abdo pain and nausea. CT scan showed normal appendix. Fluid on right side of Douglas pouch seen and diverticula. DX?
Not enough info: Causes of recurrent abdominal discomfort as described may be identified by first addressing signs/symptoms so as to localize the organ involved: in women: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniation? Stressors? Other risks? ...Read more
I've got pain in my Lower right abdomen. CT scan shows free fluid in Douglas pouch on right side. What could this mean?
Mild thickening transverse colon, diverticula of sigmoid and mild free fluid Douglas pouch. On CT. Could this explain my appendicitis like SX?
NORMAL appendix on CT scan for right lower abdo pain, nausea, temp. Free fluid Douglas pouch and thickening transverse colon. Possible causes?
Enterocolitis?: Thickened colon is usually sign of inflamed or infected bowel such as Enterocolitis. Your doctor can do blood tests, stool sampling, other imaging to exclude or confirm this diagnosis. Sometimes endoscopy is utilized. Medical therapy, antibiotics and antiinflammatory drugs, may be used. ...Read more
Slightly elevated white blood cell count, previous lower left abdominal tenderness, now bloating and rectal pain around douglas' pouch. Acute atypical appedicitis? Young ER doc says no, I am worried.
Fluid: There are many potential causes of fluid here. Most commonly, as an isolated finding, this is incidental and of no concern. Since there are pathologic conditions that could result in free fluid, speak with your doctor about what it means in your particular clinical situation ...Read more
Not usually: A small amount of fluid in the cul de sac is normal. The abdominal/pelvic cavity is moist with peritoneal fluid and when standing or sitting gravity causes the fluid to pool in the cul de sac. Larger amounts can be seen with a ruptured cyst and will usually resorb on it's own. ...Read more
Talk to your doctor: Most women have small amount of fluid in the cul-de-sac and you don't need to worry about it. The anterior cul-de-sac is the space between your bladder and your uterus, the posterior cul-de-sac is the space between your uterus and your rectum. Talk to the doctor who orders the test for more information. ...Read more
I was told I have 3 hemorrhagic cysts and a possible 4th one. The measurements are: 3.4 × 4 × 4.4cm, 1.3 × 3.2 × 1.7cm, 2.3 × 5.2 × 5.3cm with addition complex mild/moderate fluid in the cul-de-sac. What does this mean? I am hurting and worried.
Cul de sac: It is the area in the vagina anterior to the uterus ...Read more
Free fluid: Free fluid in the cul-de-sac means there is fluid posterior to the uterus in a small space between the uterus and the rectum, and not in a specific structure like a cyst. There is normally a very small amount of fluid present which is not usually seen with MRI. Fluid can accumulate from many causes, and can be seen intermittently due to your menstrual cycle or indicate inflammation in the pelvis. ...Read more
What does it indicate when you have acalculous cholecystitis and minimal fluid in the cul de sac?
When told simple free fluid in cul-de-sac, does it mean was a empty embryo sac that didn't attach. I had 2 home positive test.. ...Please Help understa?
Further Info Needed: Fluid in the cul-de-sac is a normal physiologic occurrence in most premenopausal women, and is often affected by where a woman is in her cycle. The cul-de-sac is located behind the uterus. A pregnancy (normal) is located within the uterus. However, fluid in the cul-de sac could indicate a possible ectopic pregnancy. When was your last menstrual period? Are you having any pain or bleeding? ...Read more
Had ultrasound an endometrial stripe thickness of 12mm was found and slight fluid in cul de sac. What does that mean?
Depends: The endometrial thickness has limited use in premenopausal women as it will fluctuate throughout the menstrual cycle. The appearance is more important. Ask your doctor to interpret the sonogram in the clinical context of your unique situation to better understand if this is a normal sonogram or not. ...Read more
I have a 1cm bleeding endo cyst in what my dr called the cul de sac I was in shock, what is the cul de sac and is this bad?
It's not bad: All is ok. Your doctor was describing the anatomical space where the cyst was located in your pelvis. A cul-de-sac is a generic term for a dead end. (it is literally "butt of sack" in french). So, no worries. ...Read more
Defecography test shows hernia& my smallbowel pushing into cul de sac& prolapsing thru anus. What does this mean? What's the medical term for this?
Tvus since 3days follicle 17 mm, today tvus I found free fluid in cul de sac and irregular follicle 18mm (rupture), can't I say when I ovulated?
Hi, iam a med stu :) Can I Know the Diagnosis of (Mild fluid collection seen in RT. Cul de sac in non married 20 years old girl)? Plz help me
35y. No pregn. Pelvicpain/EndoUltrasound: Small amount of free fluid at cul-de-sac. Nonspec. Finding & small amt of fluid endocervical canal. Meaning?
I have a well defined anechoic cystic lesion of size ~3.7×3.1cm in the left paraovarian region. ....no free fluid seen in cul-de-sac. Is it worrisom?
Doctor evaluation: Radiology tests must be evaluated in their proper clinical context. You will need to schedule follow up with the doctor who ordered the study and have them interpret the report in the context of your unique presentation of symptoms. It sounds like it may be a common, simple cyst but you will need to check with your doctor who has all of the information ...Read more
Iam a med stu plz I need ur help doctors :) I wanna to know every thing related to having fluid in cul de sac in non married women with normal ovaries?
Probably normal: Fluid in the pelvis? All people (women and men) have some fluid, and all women have fluid around ovulation and around menstruation. Since the cul-de-sac in a female is the most dependent ("lowest") portion, gravity pulls the fluid here. Unless it is a large amount of fluid (> 200 cc) or unless the fluid is blood, this would be an essentially normal finding. Good wishes. ...Read more
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