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Doctor insights on: Trace Free Fluid In The Pelvis

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What does trace free fluid in the pelvis mean?

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

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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Trace pelvic free fluid is present. Septated cystic adnexal lesions are seen bilaterally measuring up to 3.8 x 2.7 CM on the left. Can they cause pain

I believe they can: I am not an obgyn but I believe pain can come from these type of lesions especially if there is free pelvic fluid. Get an opinion from a real specialist in the field. ...Read more

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Tuv- "both ovaries are normal in sonagraphic appearance, containing scattered follicular cysts. Trace pelvic free fluid is seen". Normal to have multiple follicular cysts?

Tuv- "both ovaries are normal in sonagraphic appearance, containing scattered follicular cysts. Trace pelvic free fluid is seen". Normal to have multiple follicular cysts?

Not really.: Has polycystic ovarian syndrome been excluded? It should be. If a strong history for metabolic syndrome, which can include hypertension, cholesterol issues, diabetes, weight carried on the torso, in you or immediate family, then this is most likely! Best! ...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 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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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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Small to moderate free fluid in pelvis since 1 year, no other findings or symptom. 60 years old. If cancer, would the fluid have built up more by now?

Small to moderate free fluid in pelvis since 1 year, no other findings or symptom. 60 years old. If cancer, would the fluid have built up more by now?

Yes: A small amount of fluid is normal. If there are no symptoms, no increase in fluid, no change in weight, it is not a cause for concern.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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Can small to moderate amount of free fluid in pelvis be caused by important chronic constipation? 60 years old, no other findings

Can small to moderate amount of free fluid in pelvis be caused by important chronic constipation? 60 years old, no other findings

May be unrelated: Constipation is not likely to cause pelvic fluid. If you do not have any symptoms, this amount of fluid may be your normal.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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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