What is the Pararectal fossa?

What is the Pararectal fossa?

par·a·rec·tal fos·sa. [TA] a peritoneal depression on either side of the rectum formed by peritoneal (sacrogenital) folds passing from the posterolateral pelvic wall to the central pelvic viscera. The fossa is a lateral extension of the male rectovesical pouch or the female rectouterine pouch.

What is the lateral fossa?

The lateral fossae are concave depressions of peritoneum in the paravesical space that lie between the lateral umbilical folds and the lateral parietal peritoneum. The lateral fossae are the smallest of the anterior paravesical fossae, and typically partially contain the cecum and/or sigmoid colon.

Where do you find recto vesical pouch?

Rectovesical pouch is the forward reflection of the peritoneum from the middle third of the rectum to the upper part of the bladder in males.

What is the space behind the uterus called?

The pelvic peritoneal space is the inferior reflection of the peritoneum over the fundus of the urinary bladder and the front of the rectum at the junction of its middle and lower thirds. In females, the reflection is also over the anterior and posterior surface of the uterus and the upper posterior vagina.

What organs are in the female lower abdomen?

Organs of the abdomen include small intestines, stomach, liver, colon, spleen, pancreas, and gallbladder. The lowermost portion of the abdomen is the pelvis, which contains the rectum, urinary bladder, ovaries, and fallopian tubes.

Where is the uterus located left or right?

Uterus (also called the womb): The uterus is a hollow, pear-shaped organ located in a woman’s lower abdomen, between the bladder and the rectum, that sheds its lining each month during menstruation.

Which side is the baby located in the stomach?

The embryo is lying on its back with his head on the right side. His heart is the blue area. The umbilical cord stretches from the developing baby’s abdomen to the placenta, and the red and blue colors within the cord represent blood going to and from the placenta, where it picks up oxygen and nutrients.

Can your uterus be more to one side?

One in 5 women has a cervix and uterus (womb) that tilt back toward the spine instead of sitting upright or leaning slightly forward in the lower abdomen. Doctors call this a “tilted uterus” or “retroverted uterus.” Most of the time, a tilted uterus doesn’t cause any health, fertility, or pregnancy problems.

Why is my uterus hard on one side?

When your pregnant belly feels rock hard and firm all over, it’s usually because you’re having a contraction. This is nothing to worry about. It’s normal for the uterine muscles to contract and harden as a practice for true labor. These belly tightenings are called Braxton Hicks contractions.

Can sperm get through a closed cervix?

A closed cervix can also cause infertility because sperm can’t travel into the uterus to fertilize an egg.

Can you check your own cervix?

Pregnant women can check their own cervix, but if they are not familiar with how it felt before pregnancy, it may be difficult to recognize the changes. A self-check of the cervix is not a substitute for a cervical exam by a healthcare professional, however.

How can I make my cervix less painful?

Smear test top tips: How to make cervical screening more comfortable

  1. Time your appointment with your period.
  2. Wear comfortable clothes.
  3. Ask for a woman to do the test.
  4. Ask for a smaller speculum.
  5. Put the speculum in yourself.
  6. Ask to change position.
  7. Don’t use lubricant.
  8. Use painkillers if necessary.

What foods soften cervix?

Here’s a list of some foods that are purported to get labor going:

  • Pineapple. There’s nothing quite as sweet as fresh pineapple.
  • Dates. The fruit of the date palm tree, dates are very nutritious.
  • Spicy food.
  • Prego pizza.
  • Maternity salad.
  • The “Inducer” pizza.
  • Eggplant.
  • Cupcakes.

Does pineapple soften cervix?

5. Pineapple. Tropical fruit, especially pineapple, contains an enzyme called bromelain which is supposed to work like a prostaglandin to soften the cervix and get it ready for labour. Only fresh, not tinned, though – and most of the bromelain is in the tough, central stem.

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