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What causes very minimal free fluid in the peritoneal cavity and interbowel loops?

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Posted on Sat, 23 May 2015
Question: very minimal free fluid in abdomen and inter bowel loops inmy2year 4months old grand son.
three days back fever and loose motions and vomiting.
was asked to get an USG done as his urine culture showed e.coli organisms.
any thing to bother about?
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Answered by Dr. Pradeep Kumar Jain (39 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
I would like to get a repeat USG done after two week

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thanks for asking to heathcaremagic

The incidental finding of very minimal free fluid in the peritoneal cavity and interbowel loops may be due to the inflammation of the intestine due to the infection or due to loss of protein in the stool causing retention of fluid.
I won't get overly worried if there is no other associated symptoms like frequent loose motions or persistent long duration low grade fever.
I would suggest you to get a repeat USG done after two weeks to see whether the collection of fluid get resolved.Keep him hydrated well by giving plenty of fluids and follow the advise of your physician.
I shall be glad to answer if you have any more queries.
regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Neel Kudchadkar
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Follow up: Dr. Pradeep Kumar Jain (1 hour later)
Thank a lot for answering my question
Very satisfied by your explanation...
Will repeat the scan after two weeks and give plenty of fluids.
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Answered by Dr. Pradeep Kumar Jain (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Thanks for follow up

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for follow up and it is my pleasure that you gave value to my opinion.I request you to close the discussion if you don't have any further query and rate it.
Will be more than glad to help you in future.
Regards
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What causes very minimal free fluid in the peritoneal cavity and interbowel loops?

Brief Answer: I would like to get a repeat USG done after two week Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for asking to heathcaremagic The incidental finding of very minimal free fluid in the peritoneal cavity and interbowel loops may be due to the inflammation of the intestine due to the infection or due to loss of protein in the stool causing retention of fluid. I won't get overly worried if there is no other associated symptoms like frequent loose motions or persistent long duration low grade fever. I would suggest you to get a repeat USG done after two weeks to see whether the collection of fluid get resolved.Keep him hydrated well by giving plenty of fluids and follow the advise of your physician. I shall be glad to answer if you have any more queries. regards