Abdominal, Pelvic and Urinary Tract Private Ultrasound Scan
Private Ultrasound Clinic(PUC) offers a combined Abdominal, Pelvic, and Urinary Tract ultrasound scan to female patients over 18 years old. Generalised abdominal and pelvic pain, discomfort, bloating, with or without abnormal vaginal bleeding, lower back pain, kidney region, blood in the urine, and urine infection are the most common reasons for having an Abdominal, Pelvic and Urinary Tract Ultrasound diagnostic examination, which includes the evaluation of the liver, gallbladder, kidney, spleen, pancreas, abdominal aorta, and the biliary system, as well as a thorough assessment of your ureters, bladder, and pelvic organs: womb, lining of the womb, ovaries, fallopian tubes and surrounding structures. If you have a family history of any abdominal, pelvic, kidney, bladder issues, you may also wish just to have regular check-ups to ensure normal appearances and general structural health of your organs.
ou may wish to have this scan performed if you experience:
- Generalized abdominal, lower back or kidney region pain or discomfort
- Abnormal liver or kidney function tests, high blood pressure, fatty liver, gallstones, liver cirrhosis, yellow skin (Jaundice), cysts, polyps, tumours, cancers, inflammation or infection, chronic kidney disease
- Urinary incontinence (going to the toilet too often or have difficulty holding a full bladder), including having to go to the toilet at night
- Loss of bladder control
- Blood in the urine (visible or non-visible)
- Have been previously diagnosed with any abdominal, pelvic, kidney, or bladder issues and would like to monitor progress or resolution
- Would like a check-up to ensure normal appearances of your abdominal and pelvic organs, ureters and bladder
- Painful, heavy, irregular, frequent or infrequent periods
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding or discharge
- Pain and/or bleeding during or after sexual intercourse
- Have a family history of abdominal, kidney, bladder or pelvic issues
- Difficulty conceiving or have had recurrent miscarriages
In this scan we will
- Scan your Liver, Gallbladder, Pancreas, Abdominal Aorta, Spleen, Kidneys, Uterus, Bladder, Ovaries, Fallopian tubes, and all other surrounding tissues.
- Take your relevant medical history
- Provide up to 10 minutes consultation
- Explain all findings during and after your ultrasound scan
- Write an official scan report within 24 hrs, with related images included in the report
- Recommend a follow-up ultrasound scan if necessary
- Offer GP or specialist referral and a Blood Test if needed
There is a wide range of findings we may find during your abdominal, Urinary tract, and gynaecological pelvic Ultrasound scan assessment aside for normal findings, the most common are:
- Benign or malignant findings in liver, kidneys, spleen, pancreas, ureters, bladder, uterus, ovaries, lining of the womb, including kidney stones and gallstones.
- Fluid collection in the abdominal or pelvic cavity
- Obstruction and cause of obstruction in any abdominal or pelvic organs, ureters or bladder
- Enlargement or inflammation of the abdominal and pelvic organs, ureters and bladder
- Enlarged lymph nodes
- Abdominal Aorta dilation (Aneurysm)
- Uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, PCOS, endometrial polyps, fluid filled fallopian tubes
- Uterine malformations (the shape of the womb may vary)
- Adenomyosis and/or endometriosis
- You will be asked be fasting at least 4-6 hours before your abdominal ultrasound scan appointment (please exclude having tea, coffee, or porridge)
- You must finish drinking one litre of water one hour before your appointment
- If you have diabetes, please eat and drink as usual.
- If you are on medication, please take your medicines on time.
Our Ultrasound Specialists will explain the procedure before your scan. You will be offered to perform this scan in two parts: on top of your tummy for abdominal, kidney, bladder, and pelvic views and transvaginally for higher quality pelvic views. You will be provided with a gown to respect your modesty in the likelihood of an internal scan. A small amount of water-based gel will be applied to your abdomen, after which our specialist will move the probe on your skin to produce high-quality diagnostic ultrasound images. After you empty your bladder, the tip of the transvaginal probe covered with a latex-free probe cover and a small amount of sterile gel will be inserted into the vaginal canal. You may feel mild discomfort during your ultrasound scan, depending on the symptoms you are presenting with, however you can stop or pause the examination at any moment. An abdominal, pelvic and renal tract ultrasound scan is regularly completed within 30 minutes. Our Sonographer will recommend the best course of action, depending on the ultrasound scan findings.
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