Douglas bag: understand what the region mentioned on the death certificate of a young man who had an encounter with a player is | Health

Douglas bag: understand what the region mentioned on the death certificate of a young man who had an encounter with a player is | Health
Douglas bag: understand what the region mentioned on the death certificate of a young man who had an encounter with a player is | Health
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1 of 2 — Photo: Arte/g1
— Photo: Arte/g1

Douglas Bag is the name given to a cavity in the lower part of the abdomen, close to the genital region. The region is also known as “retouterine excavation”, “Douglas pouch” or “Douglas space”.

2 of 2 Livia Gabriele da Silva Matos was 19 years old — Photo: Reproduction/Facebook
Livia Gabriele da Silva Matos was 19 years old — Photo: Reproduction/Facebook

Both men and women have this cavity. In women, the space is located between the uterus and the rectum. In men, the structure is between the rectum and the bladder.

The Douglas scholarship plays an important role in diagnosis and treatment of gynecological and abdominal problemssuch as endometriosis and accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity due to liver disease.

According to the gynecologist at Albert Einstein Hospital, Carolina Fernandes Giacometti, this area is essential for detecting health conditions such as:

  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids and pelvic tumors
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Liquid in the abdominal region

According to the Medical Dictionary of the University of Navarra, this region of the anatomy was described by the Scottish anatomist James Douglas, and was named after him.

Experts explain rupture

Cassio Riccetto, coordinator of the female urology discipline at the Brazilian Society of Urology (SBU), explains that this area normally distends during sexual intercourse, but rupture is not common.

“The occurrence of rupture of the vaginal sac is very rare, but, when it occurs, there may be bleeding vaginally and inside the abdominal cavity”, he comments.

Gynecologist Carolina Giacometti states that the region is made up of elastic and flexible fabricsWhat a are not naturally prone to breakouts spontaneous. “There are specific situations in which rupture can occur and this is generally associated with medical conditions, such as, for example, previous surgery at the site or traumatic events in the area”, he analyzes.

Helga Marquesini, gynecologist at Hospital Sírio-Libamês, also points out that injuries to the vaginal tissue can happen for different reasons. “They can occur during childbirth, with more or less extensive lacerations; through local trauma, during sexual intercourse or penetration with objects; through pelvic fractures or accidents”, she explains.

In more serious cases, when the bleeding is profuse, it can lead to a condition called hemorrhagic shock, in which there is an abrupt drop in blood pressure. In these situations, treatment is surgical and must be carried out immediately.

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The article is in Portuguese

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