pls what does it mean to have slight fluid in the pod?
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replied March 31st, 2016
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Slight fluid in pouch of douglas is normal and attributed to many physiological processes including hormonal variations during a cycle. increased ovaries permeability under hormones influence etc. No worries.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
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replied March 31st, 2016
The pouch of douglas (POD) is a recess between the peritonial surface of the pelvic organs (between the uterus and the rectum.

being the most inferior aspect of the peritoneal cavity it is the earliest location for free fluid to accumulate. Fluid from the peritoneal cavity can be seen this this recess and is sometimes a normal finding on the ultrasound.

But excess collection can be also seen in pathological conditions like - ruptured ectopic pregnancy, pelvic inflammatory disease , tubo-ovarian abscess, pelvic abscess / hematoma , gross ascites , following culdocentesis and due to hydatiform mole

It would be better if you consult your doctor who can analyze the clinical and radiological findings and give you a proper medical opinion.
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