What does free Douglas mean?

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What does free Douglas mean?

What does free Douglas mean?

The Douglas cavity (or recto-utero-vaginal cavity, or recto-vaginal space, or Ehrhardt-Cole recess or recto-uterine space, in humans it is called recto-vesical cavity) is the extension of the peritoneal cavity between the rectum and posterior wall of the uterus in the human body of woman.

What is the liquid in Douglas?

A small liquid stratum in Douglas is a very non-specific sign. Ovulation is the most likely explanation, especially if you have had pain, which would indicate blood extravasation from the follicle at the time of ovulation.

What does liquid stratum mean?

The liquid stratum in Douglas is a very common occurrence, and is almost the rule after the burst of a follicle, or after having drunk a lot of water and consists in the collection of liquid behind the uterus; then the ultrasound characteristics of the fluid are important to understand whether it is liquid or blood or pus.

How is a joint effusion treated?

Some examples of conservative treatments for joint effusion are:
  1. The rest of the sore joint. ...
  2. Applying ice to the painful joint at least 4-5 times a day:
  3. The suspension of all those activities that tend to worsen joint pain;

What does abundant joint effusion mean?

Joint effusion is a collection of fluid produced by the synovial membrane, the tissue that lines the inner surface of the joint capsule. This symptom can be associated with pain, difficulty moving and joint swelling.

How is joint effusion treated?

Some examples of conservative treatments for joint effusion are:
  1. The rest of the sore joint. ...
  2. Applying ice to the painful joint at least 4-5 times a day:
  3. The suspension of all those activities that tend to worsen joint pain;
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