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Can i drink black coffee before an abdominal ultrasound for the liver? Answers from searches online were mixed.

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Dr. Paxton Daniel
Radiology

In brief: Shouldn't

Sometimes even drinking water will make the gallbladder contract.
Also, drinking, smoking, and chewing gum before the exam can cause you to swallow air. The swallowed air makes the examination harder and less capable of seeing into your abdomen by blocking sound waves.

In brief: Shouldn't

Sometimes even drinking water will make the gallbladder contract.
Also, drinking, smoking, and chewing gum before the exam can cause you to swallow air. The swallowed air makes the examination harder and less capable of seeing into your abdomen by blocking sound waves.
Dr. Paxton Daniel
Dr. Paxton Daniel
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Dr. Joseph Accurso
Radiology

In brief: Try not to

Although clear liquids (tea, coffee, water) will not cause problems with gallbladder imaging (which is part of the typical liver ultrasound), some centers want to limit caffeine.
Any fat, including creamer, should not be consumed. Please make every attempt to follow the preparation instructions. Avoiding black coffee if possible would be best.

In brief: Try not to

Although clear liquids (tea, coffee, water) will not cause problems with gallbladder imaging (which is part of the typical liver ultrasound), some centers want to limit caffeine.
Any fat, including creamer, should not be consumed. Please make every attempt to follow the preparation instructions. Avoiding black coffee if possible would be best.
Dr. Joseph Accurso
Dr. Joseph Accurso
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