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What is significance of "free fluid" around uterus (on ultrasound) on post menopausal woman? Does this cause a sense of fullness and bloating?

What is significance of "free fluid" around uterus (on ultrasound) on post menopausal woman? Does this cause a sense of fullness and bloating?

Look into further: This really depends. Some amounts of free fluid can be normal but it depends on the amount. This really needs to be look into further. It does not necessarily cause fullness and bloating. ...Read more

Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


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(2) TVUS 10mo apart show Endo lining 1.6cm, (1) submucosal fibroid 6mm, (1) complex Ovary cyst 1.8cm. Pre-menopausal sm amt free fluid - worrisome?

(2) TVUS 10mo apart show Endo lining 1.6cm, (1) submucosal fibroid 6mm, (1) complex Ovary cyst 1.8cm. Pre-menopausal sm amt free fluid - worrisome?

Potentially: The most unusual part of this presentation is the continued presence of a complex ovarian cyst. This is more than likely benign at your age but if cysts do not resolve spontaneously, they should be looked at more closely with further work up. ...Read more

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32yrs old female, ultrasound impression: a collapsed cyst in the left ovary with mild adjacent free fluid. Interpret please?

32yrs old female, ultrasound impression: a collapsed cyst in the left ovary with mild adjacent free fluid. Interpret please?

Likely: A functional cyst/follicle which has recently ruptured, these are invariably benign. They might recommend a follow up US just to document complete resolution. ...Read more

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When a small amount of free fluid is found in a woman's pelvis via a CT scan, what does that mean?

When a small amount of free fluid is found in a woman's pelvis via a CT scan, what does that mean?

Usually not an issue: It can be seen in the middle of your menstrual cycle or after a ruptured ovarian cyst. It can be caused by other etiologies, but these are the most common. The ordering physician is best able to correlate this clinically. ...Read more

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51 years, female. Sudden onset of dysmenorrhea. Pelvic MRI - small amount of free fluid. Is this endometriosis? Can endometriosis make asthma worse?

51 years, female. Sudden onset of dysmenorrhea. Pelvic MRI - small amount of free fluid. Is this endometriosis? Can endometriosis make asthma worse?

Pelvic fluid: A small amount of free fluid in the female pelvis can be a normal finding. Although there are also many abnormalities that are associated with fluid in the pelvis, including endometriosis, the fluid by itself does not indicate endometriosis or any other specific diagnosis. It must be interpreted in the context of your entire clinical picture and additional imaging findings. ...Read more

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No free fluid is in the pouch of douglas is that good or not?

No free fluid is in the pouch of douglas is that good or not?

That would be good.: Normally, fluid does not reside in the pouch of douglas (in the pelvis) and noted on either pelvic ultrasound or ct scan. Inflammation, infection, tumors, trauma can cause such fluid. Abdominal diseases can produce abdominal fluid (ascites) that can track down into the pelvis (pouch of douglas) as well.

Common causes are a ruptured ovarian follicle during ovulation, diverticulitis, cystitis. ...Read more

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What does a "trace amount of free fluid in the cul du sac" mean?

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

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What does 5.68cc size of moderate free fluid in the culdesac means? . Please help me im really worried about this result. Is this dangerous? ..

Usually benign: In a 29 year old woman it would most likely be related normal ovulation with the extrusion of fluid from a normal cyst. Could be the result of a ruptured ovarian cyst, or infection but generally the fluid would be more and look like pus. It would be very rare for it to be a cancer. A pelvic sonogram should be able to sort things out. I hope things go well. ...Read more

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Moderate amount of free fluid around my right adnexa?

Normal: Most likely you had a cyst that ruptures and that will showed as a fluid around the adnexa, nothing to worry about ...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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Follicle22mm day 10 on R and 6Mm on L. non specific free fluid in pod. Opk peak on 14. Pain on both sides. Could left follicle grown in 4 Days?

Follicle22mm day 10 on R and 6Mm on L. non specific free fluid in pod. Opk peak on 14. Pain on both sides. Could left follicle grown in 4 Days?

Very unlikely: In a natural cycle usually only one follicle grows large. Others may be present and grow a little but in general that is very uncommon. Pain can be for a number of reasons which includes release of fluid and that fluid can go all over the belly not just onto one side ...Read more

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What does the term "unspecific cysts" on an vaginal u/ s mean? Have 2.3, 1.3, 1.6 cm all rt side. One septated. 2 others "likely hemorr" sm free fluid

What does the term "unspecific cysts" on an vaginal u/ s mean? Have 2.3, 1.3, 1.6 cm all rt side. One septated. 2 others "likely hemorr" sm free fluid

Ovarian cyst: Cysts are common occurences on the ovary and they resolve with ovulation. However, sometimes they persist and grow in numbers. The location, size, content are used to describe them. Your GYN can describe the importance of the US finding with you at your fu appt.

Best wishes
Dr M ...Read more

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Can a torn muscle cause free fluid?

Torn muscle: A torn muscle bleeds and that is a fluid. Actually mostly water. So simple answer is yes. ...Read more

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What causes free fluid and pain in pelvis?

What causes free fluid and pain in pelvis?

A few possibilities: Several possibilities, all of them possibly serious: endometriosis; other causes of bleeding into the pelvis; infections like appendicitis or pelvic inflammatory disease (PID, tube infection); ruptured ovarian cyst; ectopic (tubal) pregnancy; a leak from another organ, such as intestine or bladder; and more. Keep working with your doctors on this. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to have free fluid in pelvis?

Depends: Some free fluid in the pelvis is normal. The amount would matter and the symptoms you were having to get the scan. ...Read more

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Large amount of free fluid in left ovary no cyst, what is free fluid?

Large amount of free fluid in left ovary no cyst, what is free fluid?

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

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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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Is moderate free fluid in the culdesac dangerous? . Does it affect pregnancy?

Not dangerous: If the remainder of your ultrasound is normal, it is ok to see some fluid in the pelvis. This can be normal or sometimes from a cyst on the ovary. Generally not dangerous. ...Read more

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Had a ultrasound done and it showed free fluid in my ovary, he said it look like a snow globe with things floating but didn't seem worried, what is it?

Had a ultrasound done and it showed free fluid in my ovary, he said it look like a snow globe with things floating but didn't seem worried, what is it?

An ovarian cyst: For very specific details about your specific ultrasound report you will need to ask the doctor who did the sonogram. Otherwise we would simply be guessing. ...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?

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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What does trace free fluid in the pelvis mean?

Nothing: This is a frequent finding. I see it on almost every report. ...Read more

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What does trace amounts of free fluid in the pelvis mean?

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

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Transvaginal ultrasound is free fluid, bad?

Transvaginal ultrasound is free fluid, bad?

Not necessarily: Some free fluid can be normal. It can also be from a ruptured ovarian cyst. Also ascites is free fluid from various diseases. But a little fluid usually not bad. Your doctor will help determine the cause. ...Read more

Effusion (Definition)

Increased joint fluid or ...Read more