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Mild disc bulge in lower spine, pain in right hip. MRI done, wants to do ultrasound. What is free fluid?

I had a MRI done because I was having pain, what appeared to be in my right hip but seemed to move to different places on my right side. I got the results today and it was discovered that I have a mild disk bulge in my lower spine. The MRI also revealed that I have Free Fluid in my abdominal area and the doctor wants me to have an abdominal pelvis ultural sound. My question is, What is free fluid?
Mon, 25 Jun 2012
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Hello Dear,

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I am very much concerned with your problem and certainly will guide you how to get rid of these.

In my view

Free fluid in abdomen means an abnormal fluid in peritoneal cavity,

This is indicative of some pathology in abdominal organs for which your doctor has suggested ultrasound.

I suggest you to

Visit your family doctor for a detail close examination and advice for further treatment.
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