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Fluid In Pod
Abscess: The only things that live in the male pelvis are: 1) bladder and 2) rectum. There should be no fluid collection outside of the bladder (normal), but with gas in it, usually represents an abscess. This usually represents a perforation or fistula from the rectum, or post-operative leak after rectal surgery. Depending on the cause, the treatment can be drainage through the rectum or open surgery ...Read more
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
No: free fluid is normal.Get a more detailed answer ›
Water: Free fluid is typically water. The lining of your abdominal contents are slippery (your bowel, the lining of your organs) and it's thus wet inside your abdomen. It's normal to have a little free fluid in one's pelvis, as that's where fluid tends to pool. Your ? Was confusing because you said free fluid in ovary but no cyst. Free fluid in ovary is typically the definition of a cyst. Maybe rephras. ...Read more
Ct in feb13 19mm cyst and small amount of fluid in pelvis MRI jun multiple cysts on both overies and moderate amount of fluid why the fluid increase?
What you: Describe with regard to the ovaries sounds like normal follicles on each side. These will change in number and size with each menstrual cycle. Ovulation often involves a small amount of bleeding which may account for the change in fluid in the pelvis. Absent other information what you describe sounds like normal cyclic changes. ...Read more
Where?: Where is this seen? Is this on plain x-ray or a CT scan? Need much more detailed clinical information. Could mean anything from air & fluid in a urinary bladder, air & fluid in the stomach, or something concerning like an abscess. Review with the doctor who ordered the study please. ...Read more
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
Sounds like a cyst: Without seeing the entire report and images we can not interpret the results. It sounds like they are describing a very small 2 centimeter ovarian cyst which is typically a benign finding. A trace amount of free fluid is generally a normal finding. Contact the ordering physician who can interpret it in the proper clinical context ...Read more
Trace: Most often trace amounts of fluid in various parts of the body are insignificant, but I don't know in what part of the body the cul du sac your referring to is located. Nevertheless the finding sounds trivial, but your physician can ask the radiologist who interpreted the study if there is any need for concern or for followup. ...Read more
Usually nothing: I assume this is found on an ultrasound or ct report. It is often normal, especially in women, but must be interpreted in the context of the whole study. The doctor who ordered the test would be in the best position to judge. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Men or boys!: Adult type hydrocele (non- communicating) - fluid comes from secretion or reaction to trauma, inflammation or torsion by inner layer of tunica vaginalis surrounding testis which is or has been produced faster than it is absorbed. In boys/toddlers or infants with communicating hydrocele, fluid comes from peritoneal cavity thru the communication. ...Read more
Could trace free fluid in the pouch of Douglas signify a leaking ovarian cyst? Or is trace too small of an amount since it was also around ovulation.
Interpretation: It is not possible to draw conclusions based on isolated aspects of a radiology study. It is very common to find a trace amount of fluid in the cut de sac when doing a pelvic ultrasound. Without knowing the clinical circumstances no conclusions can be made a this time. Physiologic fluid can be a normal finding. ...Read more
I had a 27cm ovarian cyst filled with reddish brown fluid. What causes a cyst fill with fluid opposed to tissue? What's the difference in symptoms?
Cyst: A cyst by definition is a fluid filled sac. In the ovary you can have solid tumors (benign and cancerous), mixed solid and cystic and just cystic (fluid filled). Each growth is a tissue type, which is the key to what type you get. You probably had a serous (fluid type) cystadenoma or an endometrioma (bloody fluid filled cyst) ...Read more
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