In the gynecological clinic of the hospital, you can often see such a scene. The female patient said with emotion: "The B-ultrasound shows that there is pelvic effusion. Is it a pelvic inflammatory disease? Is it serious? Do I need to take antibiotics?" They had many questions and left the doctor no time to see the B-ultrasound list. However, some other women don't care about the "pelvic effusion" on the B-ultrasound list. These two different attitudes towards pelvic effusion demonstrate that women's understanding of pelvic effusion is not accurate enough.
What is Pelvic Effusion?
Pelvic inflammation, adnexitis, or endometriosis may cause pelvic effusion, which can be divided into "physiological pelvic effusion" and "pathological pelvic effusion" according to pathological factors.
Pathological pelvic effusion is harmful. Once abnormal pelvic effusion is found, go to the hospital in time.
Does Physiological Effusion Need Treatment? Physiological pelvic effusion refers to typical pelvic effusion, which does not need treatment.
The pelvic and abdominal cavity of the human body is not a dry piece of "land." The peritoneum, omentum, intestines, and other abdominal parts will secrete some liquids, which usually play a role in lubricating and protecting the organs and tissues of the pelvic and abdominal organs.
When standing, the pelvic cavity is relatively low in the human body, and these secreted liquids will accumulate in the pelvic cavity. After ovulation, during menstruation, and a few days after the end of menstruation, it is easy to find a small amount of pelvic effusion because the follicular fluid is discharged or a small amount of menstrual blood flows back to the pelvic cavity.
B-ultrasound can observe pelvic effusion. If the depth of the effusion is less than 3 cm, and you do not have uncomfortable symptoms, the effusion usually does not need to be treated.
What if it's a little more than 3 cm? If the doctor wants to judge pathological pelvic effusion, they should consider various factors, such as the patient's menstrual period, ovulation period, abdominal pain, and abdominal distension.
As mentioned above, there may be a slight increase in fluid accumulation during ovulation, menstruation, or at the end. Still, if there is no other abnormality, even if the depth of pelvic effusion is slightly more than 3 cm, it is not surprising.
What are the Symptoms of Pathological Pelvic Effusion?
Pathological pelvic effusion is accompanied by obvious clinical symptoms, mainly including:
1. Abdominal Distension, Pain on One or Both Sides of the Lower Abdomen
Chronic inflammation may cause adhesion of internal organs and coelomic cavity walls and pelvic congestion, leading to abdominal distension, pain, and lumbosacral pain. This feeling often aggravates after tiredness, sexual intercourse, and menstruation.
2. Decreased Resistance
The systemic symptoms caused by pelvic effusion are not obvious. Sometimes, there may be low fever and fatigue. Some people who have been ill for a long time may be in low spirits, have general discomfort and insomnia, etc. When your resistance decreases, pelvic effusion is prone to an acute attack.
3. Menstrual Disorder
Heavy periods may occur in patients with pelvic blood stasis; menstrual disorders may occur when the ovarian function is damaged.
Infertility is the most common symptom of pelvic effusion. If pelvic inflammation leads to blocked fallopian tubes, infertility will occur.
How is Pathological Pelvic Effusion Treated?
The treatment methods for pathological pelvic effusion usually include:
1. Physical Therapy
Warm and benign stimulation can promote local blood circulation in the pelvic cavity. Improve the nutritional status of tissues, improve metabolism, and facilitate the absorption and regression of inflammation.
Patients can use anti-inflammatory drugs or hormone drugs for symptomatic treatment. People can eliminate pelvic effusion caused by chronic pelvic inflammatory disease with the herbal medicine Fuyan Pill. Its pure plant formula can effectively nurse women's pelvic cavity, eliminate pain, and regulate menstruation through its effects of clearing heat and detoxifying, promoting blood circulation, and removing blood stasis.
3. Surgical Treatment
The patient needs to go to a regular hospital for treatment and make an operation plan according to her situation.
In a word, sometimes pelvic effusion may only be physiological, with no need for special treatment; Sometimes, it is pathological and should be diagnosed according to its causes and clinical manifestations, and then actively cooperate with doctors for therapy. Through the above answers to some common questions about pelvic effusion, it's believed that you will be able to deal with the problem of pelvic effusion tactfully and calmly in the future.