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What is douglas pouch and what does it mean if it contains fluids?

What is douglas pouch and what does it mean if it contains fluids?

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

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How long fluid in douglas pouch remain after ovulation?

How long fluid in douglas pouch remain after ovulation?

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

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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

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

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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?

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?

Simply 11-17: Try day 11 to 17 of your period. Can check daily temp to pin point ovulation day further..........More cost effective. See that the partner has the same desire..... ...Read more

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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?

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

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I've got pain in my Lower right abdomen. CT scan shows free fluid in Douglas pouch on right side. What could this mean?

I've got pain in my Lower right abdomen. CT scan shows free fluid in Douglas pouch on right side. What could this mean?

Emergency..: If you have abdominal pain and had CT. Free fluid in lower part of pelvis (Douglas pouch) is never normal. It could be ruptured tubal pregnancy, appendix or other acute abdomen emergency. Please, call MD. Who order CT or go to emergency if ongoing pain. ...Read more

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NORMAL appendix on CT scan for right lower abdo pain, nausea, temp. Free fluid Douglas pouch and thickening transverse colon. Possible causes?

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

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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.

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.

Rectal pain: Two diagnoses: pelvic inflammatory disease, if sexually active without condoms. Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis. The other possibility is pelvic abscess from complicated appendicitis, maybe diverticulitis. Given age and gender, my diagnosis would be pid. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have fluid around the cul de sac in males?

What does it mean to have fluid around the cul de sac in males?

Probably nothing: The area you describe lies between the rectum and the bladder. A urologist is really the one to ask but it is at the lowest potion of the peritoneum. Perhaps a few mililiters of fluid would naturally occur there. ...Read more

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CUL-DE-SAC:mild fluid collection is seen in cul-de-sac What does it mean??

CUL-DE-SAC:mild fluid collection is seen in cul-de-sac What does it mean??

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

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What is NEGATIVE ADNEXAE AND CUL DE SAC (Female)?

What is NEGATIVE ADNEXAE AND CUL DE SAC (Female)?

Normal tubes/ovaries: Adnexae are the Fallopian tubes and ovaries that are normal. The cul de sac is the space behind the vagina that does not contain fluid or blood. ...Read more

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What is the cause of fluid in the posterior cul de sac and is it anything to be worried about?

What is the cause of fluid in the posterior cul de sac and is it anything to be worried about?

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

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I had a Ultrasound and what does it mean when it say mild fluid in the cul-de sac?

I had a Ultrasound and what does it mean when it say mild fluid in the cul-de sac?

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

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I had a MRI and what does it mean when it say free fluid in the cul-de sac?

I had a MRI and what does it mean when it say free fluid in the cul-de sac?

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

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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?

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

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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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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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Does having fluid around the cul de sac in males mean they have an std?

Does having fluid around the cul de sac in males mean they have an std?

???: Cul-de-sac or rectovaginal septum is the space between the rectum and the uterus. This is the lowest part of the abdominal cavity in females. The question is not clear. You may rephrase it to get an answer ...Read more