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Question: "free fluid in cul de sac" in perimenopause

 nativeplant - Mon Sep 26, 2005 11:34 am

I often receive the notation at the end of my perimenopausal patients' ultrasound reports - "small amount of free fluid seen" -- at what point, does this become significant?

I commonly order a transvaginal pelvic ultrasound for enlarged uterus or irregular menses in perimenopause.Thank you -- Anne
 Theresa Jones, RN - Tue Sep 27, 2005 9:48 am

User avatar Hi nativeplant,
My understanding of a small amount of free fluid in the "cul de sac" may be indicative of cystic rupture and is relatively a normal finding. However, debris, or a large amount of free fluid would be reasons for concern.

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