What is moderate free fluid?

What is moderate free fluid?

What is moderate free fluid?

Moderate/marked amount of echogenic fluid Echogenic fluid has small suspended particles that look like flecks of white and swirl with agitation or breathing (Image 2). It can be helpful to compare the effusion to the urine in the bladder (Image 2) because the urine normally is anechoic.

What does it mean when you have fluid in your pelvis?

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of one or more of the upper reproductive organs, including the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries. Untreated PID can cause scar tissue and pockets of infected fluid (abscesses) to develop in the reproductive tract, which can cause permanent damage.

What is free fluid in pregnancy?

Emergency physician–performed pelvic ultrasonography is generally used to rule out ectopic pregnancy by detecting an intrauterine pregnancy. However, when an ectopic pregnancy is present, free fluid in the pelvis or hepatorenal recess (Morison’s pouch) can be easily recognized.

Can ultrasound detect abdominal fluid?

However, ultrasound can reliably detect small volumes of fluid and is a useful first-line imaging modality for clinical triage. For instance, in the emergency setting, the detection of a trace of ascites may be the earliest indicator of an acute abdomen needing surgery.

Can fluid in the uterus mean pregnancy?

On transvaginal sonography, it can be distinguished from an early intrauterine gestational sac based on shape, contents, and/or location in most cases. In the remaining cases, the fluid appears indistinguishable from, and is highly likely to represent, an early intrauterine gestation.

Is fluid in pouch of Douglas normal in early pregnancy?

A small amount of fluid in the cul-de-sac is normal and is usually not of concern. If the fluid sample shows signs of pus or blood, the area may need to be drained. Sometimes blood can be a result of ruptured cyst or signs of an ectopic pregnancy.