POD, otherwise called pouch of Douglas or cul-de-sac, is the extension of the peritoneal cavity that is present between the posterior wall of the uterus and rectum in females. Because of its location, it is susceptible to the accumulation of free fluid. It is caused by ruptured follicles, retrograde menstruation, etc.
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Query: Hi doctor, We had unprotected sex and after that she took I-pill within one hour. Is there any chance of pregnancy? She had an ultrasound and there is minimal fluid found in POD. Otherwise, everything is fine. Please suggest what to do now. Read Full »
Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. When the unprotected sex happened? When and why was ultrasound done? Fluid in POD (pouch of Douglas - between rectum and back part of uterus) in ultrasound can be due to ovulation. If unprotected sex happened around ovulation and had birth control pill, there will be arou... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 46-year-old woman. I am married, and I have children. Recently, my USG report showed uterus in anteverted position, bulky in size and shape, measuring 9.24 x 3.59 x 4.91, and the echotexture was normal. There was no fibroid or SOL seen. My midline endometrial echo was within a reg... Read Full »
Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The USG (ultrasonography) report of the pelvis is normal with POD (pouch of Douglas) fluid. It is seen during ovulation when the scan is taken during mid-cycle. The dysmenorrhoea occurs... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am 32 years old female. I went today for the third follicle scanning on the 18th day. It showed the rupture of follicles, and there was a lot of free fluid seen in a POD. But in my second follicle scanning, on the 14th day, it showed no free fluid. Is it healthy to have free fluid or s... Read Full »
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Family Physician
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your follicles have ruptured, and hence today you have free fluid in the pouch of Douglas on the scan. You should have intercourse today to become pregnant. Were you given any tablet fo... Read Full »
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