Pelvic Fluid

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[Ana & Alex]
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Pelvic Fluid

Postby [Ana & Alex] » Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:02 am

I had my first CT after surgery and chemo done yesterday.
Everything seemed normal, no signs of local recurrence, no signs of metastatic disease. Except they saw some fluid in the small pelvis.

Can anyone relate?
Can this be normal I.e. be leftover from surgery?

Many thanks in advance!

Love,
Ana
Dx @ 29 yo. Mum (2 y.o.) & Wife

12/2016: Rectal AdenoCa G2. CEA 4.3. RAS Wild. MSS. IIIB.
01 - 03/2017: 28 RTx + CHT 2,5 g/d Capecit.
03 - 06/2017: Suplemments and Cimetidine.
05/2017: TME/TAMIS + permanent Colostomy CEA 0.5
05/2017: ypT2N2aM0 (4/15), good cCR, limited pCR
06 - 8/2017: 4x CapOx 3,5 g/d (2x Oxi reduced to 80%)
09 -11/2017: 3x Capecit. monotherapy 4g/d
12/2017: Aspirin, Vit. D3, Curcumin, Multivitamin.

mariane
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Re: Pelvic Fluid

Postby mariane » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:06 am

Hi Ana,
I had a trace of fluid several times in my small pelvis. Menstruating woman physiologically has a trace of fluid in her pelvis. The amount is sufficient to be seen on CT scan. I had this situation maybe 3 times during last 2.5 years. Radiologists and oncologists were not concerned however they monitored it closely. I had also ovarian cysts due to endometriosis. The ovaries can mess up a lot with the scans.
Good Luck and many happy years in NEDville!
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susie0915
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Re: Pelvic Fluid

Postby susie0915 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:21 am

My ct scans always had fluid in pelvis after treatment for awhile. This last one in October indicated it has disappeared and I am a year and a half after treatment.
58 yr old mother of 3 Dx @ 55
5/15 DX T3N0MO/ 2A
6/15 5 wks of chemo/rad
7/15 sigmoidoscopy/scar tissue left
8/15 Pet scan NED
9/15 LAR
0/24 nodes
10/15 Bowel blockage. 3 1/2 weeks in hospital,early ileo rev, c-diff inf :(
12/15 6 rds of xelox
5/16 Clear CT lung scarring/inflammation
9/16 clear colonoscopy
4/17 CT 4mm lung nod onc thinks scar tissue
monitored for autoimmune disorder/interstitial lung disease
7/17 no change lung nodule
10/17 Clear CT
11/17 CEA<.5

[Ana & Alex]
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Re: Pelvic Fluid

Postby [Ana & Alex] » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:56 am

Thank you so much Marianne and Susie!
You gave me peace of mind for the time being.

Have a happy weekend with your loved ones.

Many thanks!
Ana
Dx @ 29 yo. Mum (2 y.o.) & Wife

12/2016: Rectal AdenoCa G2. CEA 4.3. RAS Wild. MSS. IIIB.
01 - 03/2017: 28 RTx + CHT 2,5 g/d Capecit.
03 - 06/2017: Suplemments and Cimetidine.
05/2017: TME/TAMIS + permanent Colostomy CEA 0.5
05/2017: ypT2N2aM0 (4/15), good cCR, limited pCR
06 - 8/2017: 4x CapOx 3,5 g/d (2x Oxi reduced to 80%)
09 -11/2017: 3x Capecit. monotherapy 4g/d
12/2017: Aspirin, Vit. D3, Curcumin, Multivitamin.

Coloncancerqueen
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Re: Pelvic Fluid

Postby Coloncancerqueen » Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:48 pm

I also had a pocket of fluid on my scan 3 months ago. I am due for another scan on Wednesday. Thank you for asking about this as I am having the pre scan anxiety. I feel better too.
Dx 5-15
Right hemicolectomy 5-15
11 rounds of fol fox finished 11-15
6-16 elevated CEA 7.7
7-16 more elevation in CEA 13.1
Summer of 2016 2 ct scans, pet scan, MRI, ultrasound
8-12-16 Second opinion sought
8-16 biopsy revealed mets to ovary
9-16 both ovaries removed
10-16 CEA 2.6 clean scan NED
11-16 CEA 1.1, 1-16 CEA 1.5

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Re: Pelvic Fluid

Postby ocstacy » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:01 am

they saw some fluid in the small pelvis.

Can anyone relate?
Can this be normal I.e. be leftover from surgery?
Happened to my mom, she had a rough recovery and had like a hernia, abscess and almost block obstruction. Scary stuff, but i guess it is very common. good luck.
Caregiver/daughter to dear mother age 77, dx 5/09/17 because of me!! :wink:
Rectal CA Stage 3 low-grade adenocarcinoma- 6 cm
Neoadjuv. Chemo/Rad. start 7/10/17 ended 08/16/17
3D Lap. surgery @ Keck USC, Dr. Sang Lee 10/17/17 temp ileostomy
11/1 back @ hospital due 2 abscess/hernia - back home 11/06/17 antibiotics
NO LYMPHS INVOLVED! NEAR PATHOLOGICAL RESPONSE! YAY! :shock:
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Me: Colonoscopy age 38. 08/17 Benign polp.
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