Peritoneal cavity

What is Peritoneal cavity?

The interior of the peritoneal sac, normally only a potential space between the parietal and visceral layers of the peritoneum.

Questions and answers on "Peritoneal cavity"

I JUST HAD A SCAN AND INDICATED I HAVE FREE FLUID IN POUCH OF DOUGLAS AND HAVE VERY SERIOUS LOWER BACK PAIN ESPECIALLY DURING THE NIGHT WHAT DOES THIS MEAN ? WHAT ARE THE CAUSES AND TREATMENT AND PREVENTION?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
causes are many

Detailed Answer:

The Pouch of XXXXXXX is the deepest point in the peritoneal cavity.
It is a collection point of fluids during the monthly ovulation and when there is an infection in the peritoneal cavity.
Fluid in POD (Pouch of Douglas) can be due to blood, pus or...

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I have went for HSG test. Report has mentioned that
1. Uterine cavity outlined by the contrast appears to be normal in size, capacity and symmetrical in shape.
2. No evidence of any filling defect is noted.
3. Bilateral cornu is normally visualized.
4. Bilateral fallopian tubes are not seen.
5. No peritoneal spill of contrast is noted.
6. Extravasation of contrast is noted.

What does last line means. It is worring me. I am very worried.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Your report may indicate blocked fallopian tubes.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for writing to HCM,
I've gone through your query and understand your concern,

Your report may indicate blocked fallopian tubes.

Extravasation of contrast is noted means contrast is seen in other...

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Hi, i am 22 female, had a complain of bacterial vaginosis since last 1year and chronic swelling in my abdominal region since last one month, have consulted a gynaecologist. She had asked me to undergo certain test like cbp,cue,thyroid profile,whole abdomen US. In ultrasound report it confirms acsites* but they are unsure about kochs abdomen. Can you please aknowledge me about this, is some thing serious? what is Pcr for kochs? why it is done?

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hello
welcome to HealthcareMagic
well koch s abdomen is collection of fluid in the peritoneal cavity due to tuberculosis and can be confirmed by mountex test ,...and u should consult gynaecologist soon

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My 28 yr old developmental delayed daughter has hydrocephalus with a vp shunt . She sometimes gets stomach aches & a protruding stomach she will sometimes vomit (not like when the shunt malfunctions) is this common & is there anything I can give her (natural if possible) to ease her discomfort?

doctor1 MD

Hello and welcome to healthcare forum.
Function of ventriculo peritoneal shunt is to drain cerebro spinal fluid to peritoneal cavity.
As you said the shunt is functioning normally, it happens sometimes that the fluid is drained to peritoneal cavity by the shunt properly but not absorbed from...

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Hi Doctor my father has recently come home from hospital and went in caused by tight stomach and retaining solids and passing only fliuds. he had a cat scan and it shows fluid between his stomach and his skin. they took samples and hes had no diagnosis yet he is in pain. I am trying to find a remidy all i have seen is some remedies for stomach swelling as such as fennel and dill, cinamon and another boiled up. do you have any remedies or maybe some sort of direction as to a medicine that could help. it has been current for about two weeks.

doctor1 MD

Hi XXXXXX
Welcome to XXXXXXX forum.

Let me know your other associated symptoms along with mentioned.
Does your father has acidic belching/ abdominal discomfort/ gargling sound in abdomen/ abdominal bloating after taking meals?
Does your father has yellow discoloration of eyes and urine/ loss of...

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Hi!
My sister is 28 weeks pregnant, had been vomiting nonstop for 2 days prior to been admitted to the hospital. At the hospital, nobody was able to determine what was causing the vomiting since there were no other symptoms. We thought it could be a lap band she had installed in 2004 therefore, we called the md who performed the initial procedure and it led to 2 surgeries under general anesthesia so that her lap band could be removed (reasons why the md did not removed it on the first trial as he said he would are unknown). During the second attempt the md, punctured the uterus, and we are really concern about how that will affect the growth of the baby and or chances of infection.
It s already been six days after the second surgery and she is still vomiting nonstop, this time was admitted at a high risk obstetrics hospital with a level 3 NICU. MD s still do not know whats causing the non stop vomiting, and now because she has been under IV but dehydrated, she's had several contractions. mri showed two cysts one on top of the liver and the other on the kidney. What should we do at this point? we are extremely concern for both my sister and her baby's health now and in the future. can all the meds she has taken cause malformations for the baby? cerebral palsy? or neurological problems? should we request for her to have a c-section? if so, is that a better option for the baby?
Any advice will be appreciated!

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Surgeon's opinion will be valuable

Detailed Answer:
Dear Yessykabyoung,

The history of your sister you have narrated has raised few questions in my mind:

1. If she has had Lap band (around her tubes) how did she conceive?
2. When was the lap bad removed - after the vomiting started...

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hi doctor they said i have some spillage of contrast to the peritoneal cavity noted on the right fallopian tube

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Need more details please.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for writing to us with your health concern.
Please upload the report of the test .
I assume that a XXXXXXX test ( HSG ) was done ?
Also, since how long are you trying to conceive ?
Are your cycles regular ?
Looking forward to...

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Hello doctors,
Greetings on this wonderful day!
My health query is as follows:
Mage - age 40, currently on peritoneal dialysis (thrice a week)
Abdominal ultrasonography reveals following details:
Left kidney 6.8 cm x 3.3 cm
Right kidney 7.0 cm x 3.2 cm
Both kidneys are small and show loss of corticomedullary differentiation
Gall bladder wall is thickened & measures 8 mm
A pericardial effusion 0.8 cm in width is noted. Large amount of free fluid is noted in the peritoneal cavity. Bilateral pleural effusions are seen - 150-160 ml
Large amount of ascities
Bilateral pleural effusions
Dear Doctors, I have 2 young children the youngest one not even a year old. Your precious advise is needed for me to understand my situation better.
Many thanks in advance and looking forward towards an encouraging life amidst the pain

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Thanks for writing in.

The findings reported by you suggest problems relating to your kidneys and this is can=using fluid retention. The kidney sizes are slightly lesser than normal. Your creatinine levels are important and need to be followed regularly. There is little accumulation of fluid...

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Hi Doctor, I went to the hospital to get my tube checked because I have been trying to have a baby for some time now. I have a son which I had in 2011, then a miscarries in 2013. since then have not had another baby. so the doctor,s result after HSG is ,the appear to be some filling of the fallopian tube on the right and there is some spillage of contract to the peritoneal cavity noted on the right as well. Normal appearance of the right fallopian tube is not well-defined . The tube may in fact be abnormal.|The left tube was never seen filled with contrast and is presumable occluded. There is some leakage of contrast from the endometrial cavity to the uterine interstitium,draining by uterine veins.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Repeat HSG, hormonal evaluation.

Detailed Answer:
Hello again.
Thanks for asking a direct query here.

I have gone through your details.

First, I doubt the accuracy of the HSG report.
The tubes should not be abnormal as you have conceived twice in past.

Spillage of contrast on right...

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WHEN LIFTING ANYTHING OVER 5LBS MY TESTICLES SWELL UP .. BEEN 2 URLOGIST AND DONE CT SCAN WITH CONTRAST AND A ULTRA SOUND ON TESTICLES AND NO HERNIAS SHOW UP THEY SAY EVERTHING LOOKS GOOD THIS ALL STARTED AFTER LIFTING CARPET ROLL 24 HRS LATER NEVER HAD ANY PAIN BEFORE AND NO ONE CAN TELL ME WHAT TO DO....BEEN 4 MONTHS PLEASE HELP ME THANK YOU...


Both testicles swell almost a half hr and swell up bigger the heavier I lift taking 5 days to fell normal again with bed rest and ice and pain pills . please tell me if any surgery or type or testical removal will stop this.....THANK YOU XXXXXXX XXXXX

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Discuss the points I have given with your Surgeon to get diagnosis.

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Thanks for your query and an elucidate history.

Noted your history of swelling of testicles within half an hour, swell up bigger if you lift heavier; takes 5 days to settle with bed rest, ice...

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doctor1 MD

Hello doctors,

Greetings on this wonderful day!

My health query is as follows:

Mage - age 40, currently on peritoneal dialysis (thrice a week)

Abdominal ultrasonography reveals following details:

Left kidney 6.8 cm x 3.3 cm

Right kidney 7.0 cm x 3.2 cm

Both kidneys are small and show loss of corticomedullary differentiation

Gall bladder wall is thickened & measures 8 mm

A pericardial effusion 0.8 cm in width is noted. Large amount of free fluid is noted in the peritoneal cavity. Bilateral pleural effusions are seen - 150-160 ml

Large amount of ascities

Bilateral pleural effusions

Dear Doctors, I have 2 young children the youngest one not even a year old. Your precious advise is needed for me to understand my situation better.

Many thanks in advance and looking forward towards an encouraging life amidst the pain

doctor1 MD

hi i recently went for an HSG test and i got the following results
The left fallopian tube was visualised but with no appreciable peritoneal spill of contrast medium.However, there was venous intravasation of contrast medium. This suggests pid.
The right fallopian tube appears patent with free peritoneal spill of contrast medium
What does this mean?

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hello doctor, My abdominal scan report says "graded compression technink you.que reveals an infalmed bowel,meaauring 3.1*0.6 cm size with wall thickness 2.4mm wide noticied.no abscess or mass lesion seen.no free fluid collection noticed in the peritoneal cavity.they have mentioned it as SUBACUTE appendicitis.
My question is that whether i have to undergo immediate surgery or i can postpone it for 20 to 25 days?
Thank you.

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