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Is it dangerous to have free fluid in pelvis?

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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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 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

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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?

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

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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

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What does "no significant free fluid in pelvis" mean on ultrasound? Had baby 2 months ago and still no period yet (4months after). Normal?

Good news: 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

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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!

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

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My ct scan said I had trace of free fluid in pelvis secondary to aggressive rehydration. What does that mean?

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

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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

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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?

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?

Mesenteric: You have a long history of three years. It would be advisable to see if physician who is specialized in this. You may also need to have further evaluation such as CT scan ...Read more

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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?

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?

Agreed: Agreed- you may need surgery to stop the hemorrhaging and the gyn is the doc to see for this determination. Don't wait too long if you're in that much pain. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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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What does there is a moderate amount of free fluid in the pelvis mean after a ultrasound exam?

What does there is a moderate amount of free fluid in the pelvis mean after a ultrasound exam?

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

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What is a 2.0 CM hypodense lesion of the left adnexa? Also trace free fluid within the pelvis.

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

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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

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

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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?

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?

Likely normal: This is fairly common to find. It could be burst cyst and fluid from that. Clear cyst is usually benign finding. Have gynecologist follow it up and report any symptoms of fullness, bloating, pain to MD. ...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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Small amount of free fluid is seen in pelvis what does indicate?

Small amount of free fluid is seen in pelvis what does indicate?

Usually nothing: This is a very common finding on almost every ultrasound or ct scan of a menstrating female I order. I sometimes think the radiologists automatically put this in their reports. It means nothing clinically and you should not be worried about it. ...Read more

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What can simple free fluid dependently in the pelvis do? Can it cause 30lbs of unintentional weight loss in 4 months?

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

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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

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Can a pulmonary function test be done safely with a patient with ruptured ovarion cyst and lower abdominal pain with free fluid in the pelvis?

Certainly: The required deep inspiration during the test may be limited by the abdominal pain. If a restrictive pattern is seen, this should be suspected. If you can blow out b-day candles really really hard, then no problem. ...Read more

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