I recently had a follow-up ultrasound for an ovarian cyst. My second one came back and said it likely represents a physiological cyst. Does this mean it's a simple or complex cyst? I need to have another ultrasound. I also have some free fluid in the cul de sac. What does this mean? Just a little confused by all this terminology. Thanks!
It is common, in other words 'normal', to have some fluid in the cul de sac. If I recall correctly, then up to 10ml is normal. The cul de sac is the lower area of the abdomen. In cases of bleeding from a cyst, ruptured or not, there will be more fluid in this area. (Sometimes this area is refered to as the "pouch of Douglas" in case you see that wording.) A large amount of fluid can be another possible indication of cancer, but it is not a diagnosis of cancer as other conditions can cause it.
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