I would suggest that you have an open discussion with your doctor
, who knows your medical history and physical examination first-hand. Morrison's pouch describes a potential physical space in the abdomen. This space is located between the liver and the right kidney, and is normally a closed space. There are a number of causes that could explain fluid in this pouch. if there has been recent trauma or bleeding
in the abdomen, it can often be discovered in this location. Free fluid in the pouch that is not bleeding, known as ascites, can commonly be caused by problems with the heart, liver, or kidneys. Heart failure can lead to fluid backing up into the liver, abdomen, and legs. Liver failure, cirrhosis or portal hypertension is also a common cause. There are several causes of cirrhosis, common causes include alcohol use and hepatitis. Nephrotic syndrome, a kidney disorder, can lead to fluid as well. In women, unexplained ascites,or fluid in the abdomen, can be caused by ovarian cancer, and this should be assessed on the CT scan
. Other cancers within the abdomen could also lead to ascites. I would encourage you to have an open discussion with your doctor while you wait for the CT scan.