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Do I need to drink a lot of water before abdominal ultrasound?

Do I need to drink a lot of water before abdominal ultrasound?

Unsure: If it is for gb no but for the lower abdomen yes since your bladder may be used as a window. This should be in your instructions. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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Good morning, i had an abdominal ultrasound which revealed lesions on my liver, suggesting liver hemangioma. But to be sure they want me to have a CT scan. I am scared. I am a 35 year old female, otherwise healthy, non smoker, non drinker.... The size of

Good morning, i had an abdominal ultrasound which revealed lesions on my liver, suggesting liver hemangioma. But to be sure they want me to have a CT scan. I am scared. I am a 35 year old female, otherwise healthy, non smoker, non drinker.... The size of

Liver hemangioma: Liver hemangiomas are common benign lesions incidentally seen on ultrasound. There are rare tumors that can appear similar to hemangiomas on ultrasound. Radiologists routinely recommend ct or MRI to confirm the diagnosis of benign hemangioma. ...Read more

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Can I eat spicey food the day of an abdominal ultrasound?

Can I eat spicey food the day of an abdominal ultrasound?

No: The answer is not spicy. You should be instructed to not eat at all. There may be exceptions but i would check your specific instructions. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat dairy the day before an abdominal ultrasound?

Is it okay to eat dairy the day before an abdominal ultrasound?

Yes: You are usually asked to refrain from eating after midnight before an ultrasound. Now, if you are lactose intolerant it probably would be a good idea not to load up on regular milk since excess gas in the bowel could interfere with getting good ultrasound views of the abdomen. ...Read more

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Please tell me what information can I get from an abdominal ultrasound?

A lot: Ultrasound evaluates the liver, gallbladder, spleen, aorta, inferior vena cava, kidneys and pancreas. It can detect fluid in the abdomen and often will demonstrate enlarged lymph nodes. Abnormal bowel loops from crohn's disease, appendicitis, and colonic diverticulitis can also be seen. Best results can be had when the ultrasonographer is given info about what is most suspected clinically. ...Read more

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Is it normal for techs not to give you the results of an abdominal ultrasound scan?

Is it normal for techs not to give you the results of an abdominal ultrasound scan?

Standard procedure: The technicians training is focused on producing a quality study, like a photograph in focus. This may include figuring out how to get an image of an area behind a bladder or locating an elusive pancreas or gland. Though they may come to understand some of what is in the picture, their expertise is getting the picture, not recognizing all the stuff in it. The dr is trained to sort out the images. ...Read more

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Can an abdominal ultrasound rule out portal hypertension?

Can an abdominal ultrasound rule out portal hypertension?

It will be helpful: An ultrasound help determine shape size and distendibility of veins, arteries organs and see pathology. So it will be helpful in the diagnoses of the portal vein pathology if present. ...Read more

Abdominal Ultrasound (Definition)

An abdominal ultrasound will reveal the position of the baby and determine if the baby is presenting head first (normal presentation) or ...Read more