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Free Fluid Pelvis
Does "no significant free fluid in pelvis" on u/s mean that there is none? Or does everyone have a little bit or this is totally normal?
Pelvic US: There should be no free fluid in the pelvis and it does mean there is none. And no, it is best to have a result showing no free fluid. ...Read more
Pelvic u/s said "no significant free fluid in pelvis".Couldn't have been ruptured cyst b/c just had baby and didn't have period until 7 mos after u/s?
Normal finding.: "no significant free pelvic fluid" on ultrasound means a normal finding. ...Read more
Pelvic u/s done 2 months postpartum (vaginal birth) says "no significant free fluid in pelvis". Is this normal? Shouldn't there be 'none"?
Pelvic Fluid: There is always a small amount of fluid in the abdominal cavity. Fluid leaks from your blood vessels, your intestines and other areas and is absorbed by other systems within your body to keep things moving. It is totally normal. When there is a large amount of fluid, that becomes abnormal and we need to find the cause of the fluid. ...Read more
"no significant free fluid in pelvis" on u/s. Impressions says normal u/s. Couldn't have been ruptured cyst because I was nursing and didn't have period until 7 months after u/s. Dr said normal?
Normal ultrasound: No fluid in pelvis may mean not enough to be seen on u/s or there is none to see. Either way in your case seems like it is normal. ...Read more
I had an mre of abdomen and pelvis. Report said small amount of free fluid in pelvis. What does this mean? Should I be worried?
Physiologic: It is common to find a physiologic amount of free fluid in the pelvis (especially in women). Nothing to be concerned about. ...Read more
Ultrasound showed enlarge kidney and a large amount of free fluid in pelvis in a lot of pain daily wondered what treatment options are?
Need work up: Need additional testing as to why have ascites (free fluid). Liver, kidney and heart disease are the usual culprits. Enlarged kidney is a relative term. Would purse testing. Treatment would depend on cause of the fluid gain. A blood work, urine test and physical exam should offer insight. Often patients need diuretics (water pills) to get rid of fluid gain. Establishing cause is KEY. ...Read more
What does "no significant free fluid in pelvis" mean on ultrasound? Had baby 2 months ago and still no period yet (4months after). Normal?
In women, it can be normal to have a small amount of fluid in the pelvis, usually from a ruptured ovarian follicle.
Sometimes, radiologists report something like "no significant free fluid in pelvis" instead of saying "there is physiologic free fluid", or "there is a small amount of free fluid".
Any way you say it, it means there is no concerning amount of fluid to have to further investigate! ...Read more
Had a ultrasound last week. Have edometrial stripe of 6.1, small complex cyst, and mild free fluid in pelvis. Scheduled for end/biopsy. Worried!
Probably normal: The endometrial stripe measurement would be thick if you were past menopause. The biopsy is to check the tissue and make sure nothing worrisome is occurring. The cyst may be resolving on it's own (which is why the free fluid in the pelvis) but may be followed with ultrasound. If no resolution further evaluation may be necessary. ...Read more
My ct scan said I had trace of free fluid in pelvis secondary to aggressive rehydration. What does that mean?
It likely means: Nothing significant. If you were treated with agressive fluid replacement, some of the fluid could "leak" into other body spaces due to hydrostatic and osmotic gradients. ...Read more
1.8cm follicular cyst, enlarged right ovary, free fluid in pelvis and abnormal pap. Anything that is cause for concern?
Yes: See your Gyn for consultationGet a more detailed answer ›
I had MRI done on hips finding mildly complex heterogeneous 3.9x3.4x3.8cm ovarian cyst with presence of moderate free fluid within pelvis how serious?
At your age,: This is most likely a benign hemorrhagic cyst, but it needs to be followed up with your gyn and probably follow up ultrasounds to see if it resolves. ...Read more
I am suffering from mesenteric adenitis. Free fluid in pelvis. My sgpt is 59 and serum billirubin is 1.3. Suffering from 3 years. Nodes size 11.1*4.4cm?
Thick walled noncalcified 4.3 4.7 4.7 CM complex possible hemorrhagic ovarian cyst with debri and free fluid in pelvis Severe pain ER said see gyn?
The CT scan results came back and it says somewhat uterine cervix is prominent and mild free fluid in pelvis likely physiologic. What does that mean?
Lkely nothing: Most women has some small amount of free fluid in the pelvis and this is normal (physiologic). A prominent cervix on imaging usually means nothing, it is more visible on the imaging study than normal. If there is a problem with your cervix you doctor will make a clinical diagnosis. ...Read more
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
I've had several pelvic ultrasounds in the last year and all of them have shown free fluid in my pelvis. Is this normal?
Sometimes normal: Fluid in pelvis in females is not uncommon. Free fluid is observed during all phases of the menstrual cycle. Sometimes fluid can be seen with ovarian cysts rupture. Fluid can also occur with pelvic infections and appendicitis.If no other abnormality or active process is seen, then fluid is probably physiologic. ...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
I recently had a MRI on my hips which shows mildly complex heterogeneous ovarian cyst and presence of free fluid within the pelvis How serious is this
Hard to say: It is hard to say since there are many different causes of these findings. The first thing recommended should be a pelvic ultrasound with doppler flow studies. The cyst can be a functional cyst with hemorragh (caused by the function of the ovary-ovulation), an endometrioma, a cystic teratoma or dermoid, or a cancer. The doppler flow will be increased if it is cancer. ...Read more
Hello doctor, report is is mild free fluid is seen pelvis and right ovary reveal an anechoic clear cyst measuring 4.8*3.3*2.4 CM?
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
10-12 cc of free fluid is seen in pelvis what does indicate? I have pain in my pelvis, my dr. Said nothing gonna happen, but I still am really worried
Can be normal: To have small amount of fluid in pelvis. Make sure you follow up with your doctor about your symptoms. ...Read more
What can simple free fluid dependently in the pelvis do? Can it cause 30lbs of unintentional weight loss in 4 months?
Misinformed?: Free fluid is a symptom not a cause of illness. Free fluid is not the cause of your unintentional weight loss. It is a symptom of a problem and the problem MUST be diagnosed. ...Read more
Is new free fluid & tiny calcification in pelvis of 58 yr male bad? (he had gastrectomy last year to remove GIST tumor, but recent CT shows no tumor)
Gist tumor: Calcification is usually related to old scar tissue that becomes visible on xray. Many thing can cause a little bit of fluid in the pelvis. It's very stressful when you get scans and things look good but there are new findings. Many times the new stuff was there on prior scans but was too small or just not sliced thur by the scanner...the slices on a CT can be several mm apart. Hang in there! ...Read more