IBSD- Fluid in pouch of douglas?

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mini mouse
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   Posted 12/16/2007 12:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi i have ibs-d for the past 12 months, my ultra sound shows fluid in the pouch of douglas. Has anyone had these results before? my doc tells me its a small amount of fluid & not much to worry about, but im thinking maybe that whats causing the swelling in my lower left tummy?

Sarita
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   Posted 12/16/2007 1:00 AM (GMT -6)   
I doubt that a small amount of fluid in the rectouterine pouch (the pouch of Douglas) would cause swelling if it's only a small amount. Did your doc say it could be the culprit? Is it only in the left side that you feel pain?

Have you had an ectopic pregnancy before?
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mini mouse
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   Posted 1/5/2008 11:02 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Sarita,

Doc's didnt seem that worried about the fluid, they thought it could cause endometrosis around the bowl, i have since been checked for endo & its all clear. As far as i know i have never fallen pregnant? I only ever feel pain in the lower left side, near my hip bone. The swelling it very visible. When ever a doc sees it, their first thought is a growth or cyst but all scans show nothing.


Sarita
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   Posted 1/5/2008 11:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Mini,
That is bizarre that you have such localized swelling but nothing shows up on a scan other than the small amount of fluid in the pouch of Douglas. That is very good news that you don't have endometriosis, that is a very painful and chronic condition. If you're experiencing LLQ pain and diarrhea, you might want to think about getting a colonoscopy. It could be something like diverticulitis (inflammation in pockets of the lower part of the intestine). Have you seen a GI specialist?
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mini mouse
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   Posted 1/27/2008 4:52 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Sarita,

Ive had Colonoscopy, CT Scan, Ultra sounds, Internal Ultra sounds, numerous stool tests & stain tests for parasites, blood tests, Pill Camera. Everything seems normal except for the yeast cells in the stool & fluid in the pouch of douglas.

I have recently had a blood test done for food intollerence / Allery with Imupro300. Results were very interesting. Seems i have intollerences to over 30 foods. I was eating a small dose of each of these foods almost everyday. Since getting my results & eating a strict rotation diet, i am please to say i have not had D for 2 weeks!!!!!!!!!!!  i can hardly believe it, sometimes i feel like its a dream & im going to wake up the next day & be sick. But so far i feel fantastic.

Fingers crossed i continue to feel well

Thanks for your support, it really helps :)

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