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Should you get a full bladder for a morning ultrasound scan?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Yes

The full bladder is used as a marker to locate the pelvic organs for the ultrasound.

In brief: Yes

The full bladder is used as a marker to locate the pelvic organs for the ultrasound.
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Dr. Wayne Ingram
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Dr. Carl Decker
Radiology

In brief: For renal,OB&pelvic

If you are having a pelvic, OB or renal ultrasound patients are typically asked to have a full bladder for the first (or transabdominal) portion of the exam. If an endovaginal exam is also ordered you will be asked to empty your bladder after the transabdominal exam. The full bladder helps ultrasound waves travel through the body providing a "window" to better see pelvic structures.

In brief: For renal,OB&pelvic

If you are having a pelvic, OB or renal ultrasound patients are typically asked to have a full bladder for the first (or transabdominal) portion of the exam. If an endovaginal exam is also ordered you will be asked to empty your bladder after the transabdominal exam. The full bladder helps ultrasound waves travel through the body providing a "window" to better see pelvic structures.
Dr. Carl Decker
Dr. Carl Decker
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