What Causes Free Fluid In The Pelvis In Men?


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Deborah Mann Profile
Deborah Mann answered
  • General Overview
Detecting fluid on the male pelvis is actually quite difficult, though once detected it can be there for a number of reasons but it must be said that pelvic fluid is a far more common complaint for females due to reproductive complications.

  • Specific conditions
One of the causes of the fluid could be a pelvic and intra-abdominal injury but you would be aware if you had suffered a trauma to the pelvic region. This can generate free fluid on the pelvis.

Another cause of the fluid is ascites. This affects both men and women and is an accumulation of fluid inside the peritoneum. It has many causes, notably hepatitis, cirrhosis, blood clotting inside the veins of the liver, and/or liver cancer. Again, it would be noticeable because you have a back drop of ongoing illness.

  • Pancreatis
This is an inflammation of the pancreas. The pancreas helps in the breakdown and digestion of foods by secreting enzymes, and, importantly, produces hormones such as insulin.

  • Nephrotic Syndrome
This results from damage to the kidneys. As a result, they leak large amounts of protein into the blood and surrounding tissues swell as a result. These leaks are from small pores in the kidney too small to admit cells, so there is no blood in the fluid.

  • Congestive Heart Failure
This is the inability of the heart to provide blood to the body and one of the symptoms is a buildup of fluid. This can lead directly to a cardiac arrest, which can obviously be fatal so medical attention should be sought if you suspect this.

  • Treatment
This varies for each condition and for the underlying cause. Generally speaking, diuretics are commonly used, and antibiotics are always recommended if there is an infection in the fluid.

In any case, a visit to the doctor for tests is highly recommended, given the range and spread of the diseases and conditions that may underlie this condition.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I just got a call from the Doctor saying I had fluid in my pelvic. I am wondering what could be the cause of this?
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Ndm Khan answered
While there is no cure for endometriosis,[citation needed] in many patients menopause (natural or surgical) will abate the process. In patients in the reproductive years, endometriosis is merely managed: The goal is to provide pain relief, to restrict progression of the process, and to restore or preserve fertility where needed. In younger women with unfulfilled reproductive potential, surgical treatment attempts to remove endometrial tissue and preserving the ovaries without damaging normal tissue. In women who do not have need to maintain their reproductive potential, hysterectomy and/or removal of the ovaries may be an option; however, this will not guarantee that the endometriosis and/or the symptoms of endometriosis will not come back, and surgery may induce adhesions which can lead to complications.

In general, the diagnosis of endometriosis is confirmed during surgery, at which time ablative steps can be taken. Further steps depend on circumstances: Patients without infertility can be managed with hormonal medication that suppress the natural cycle and pain medication, while infertile patients may be treated expectantly after surgery, with fertility medication, or with IVF.

Sonography is a method to monitor recurrence of endometriomas during treatments.
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Wyatt answered
Free fluid in the pelvis of men could be caused by the man losing his bladder control.  The man should see a doctor immediately because it could cause him to pee his pants all the time and start wearing a diaper.  It would actually be very serious.

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