Upper Abdominal & Pelvic Ultrasound Scan

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Upper Abdominal & Pelvic Ultrasound Scan
Private Ultrasound Scan
Price: £125

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Key Features:

  • Evaluate the upper abdominal organs and pelvic structures for pathology.
  • Assess the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen, kidneys, urinary bladder, uterus and ovaries for abnormalities.
  • Investigate symptoms such as abdominal pain, urinary symptoms, abnormal liver function tests, and gynaecological complaints.

Why book an Upper Abdominal & Pelvic Ultrasound Scan?

  • Evaluate Symptoms and Conditions: To investigate the cause of abdominal pain or discomfort, whether acute or chronic. It helps identify the source of pelvic pain, which can stem from reproductive organs, the urinary system, or other pelvic structures. In addition, this can help identify issues behind bloating, swelling, or feelings of fullness, often related to organ enlargement or fluid accumulation.
  • Examine Specific Organs: This allows the sonographer to evaluate and assess specific internal and reproductive organs for abnormalities, infections, and conditions. These include the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, spleen, uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, prostate, and seminal vesicles.
  • Screening and Monitoring: Used to look for signs of cancers in the liver, pancreas, kidneys, and other organs within the scanning range. Monitoring known cysts, tumours, or other anomalies over time to track changes or responses to treatment.
  • Post-Surgical Evaluation: Checks for postoperative complications such as infections, abscesses, or fluid collections.
  • Pregnancy-Related Examinations: In addition to reproductive health, pregnancy can be used to examine the health of the mother’s organs, which may be affected by physiological changes.
  • Diagnostic Clarity: Helps differentiate between conditions that may present with similar symptoms, such as gastrointestinal vs. urinary issues.
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An upper abdominal and pelvic ultrasound is a comprehensive and safe diagnostic tool that does not use ionising radiation. It allows for real-time visualisation of the abdominal and pelvic organs, making it an essential procedure for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. Whether it's for diagnostic clarity, monitoring disease progression, or guiding medical procedures, this scan provides critical information that can significantly impact patient care and treatment planning.

In Males & Females
Upper abdominal and pelvic ultrasound scans evaluate various organs and structures within the upper abdominal and pelvic regions of both males and females, though due to the different anatomies and common conditions, specific aspects are relevant to each gender.

Specific Applications in Females
Reproductive Organs: Ultrasound is useful for examining the uterus, ovaries, and Fallopian tubes. It can diagnose conditions such as:
Fibroids and cysts: Helps in the identification and monitoring of fibroids and ovarian cysts.
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID): Assesses for complications associated with PID, such as abscess formation.
Ectopic pregnancy: Essential for diagnosing ectopic pregnancies, which can be life-threatening if not promptly treated.

Specific Applications in Males
Prostate and Seminal Vesicles: In males, the pelvic ultrasound focuses more on the prostate gland and seminal vesicles, particularly for:

  • Prostate enlargement: Common in older males, it can cause urinary symptoms and affects bladder health.
  • Prostatitis: Diagnosing inflammation or infections of the prostate.
  • Cancers: Early detection and monitoring of prostate or bladder cancer.
  • Scrotal Ultrasound: Although not part of the standard pelvic ultrasound, examination of the scrotal contents can be relevant if symptoms or clinical history suggest related conditions.

While the basic technology and method of conducting upper abdominal and pelvic ultrasound scans are similar across genders, the focus of the examination can vary significantly depending on the patient’s gender, symptoms, and clinical needs. This tailored approach ensures the most relevant information is obtained to guide further medical management or intervention.