Upper Abdominal Scan
Private Ultrasound Scan
- Hi-resolution ultrasound assessment
- Performed by specialist sonographer
- No GP referral required
Ultrasound is a widely used tool to check and diagnose a wide range of male-related illnesses. An upper abdominal ultrasound will look at the size, shape, condition and function of the major organs in the abdomen, including the kidneys, liver, gall bladder, spleen and central blood vessels, biliary system and pancreas.
Most abdominal pain isn’t severe and usually resolves itself with little, if any, treatment (for example, indigestion). On the other hand, sharp, persistent or ongoing pain which worsens over time and that is localised to a specific area might be a sign of an underlying issue with one of your organs. With the help of detailed imagery, ultrasound scan effectively help your doctor evaluate the cause of symptoms and conditions such as:
As a rule of thumb, any abdominal symptom should be checked by a doctor if you are experiencing one or more of the following symptoms:
Abdominal pain is a common symptom caused by something as simple as a stomach virus or as serious as an aneurysm. If you are unsure or notice a change, we recommend that it is always a good idea to see your GP and check it out!
Yes. An abdominal scan is for the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen & kidneys. The pelvic scan is for the urinary bladder, uterus, ovaries & cervix.
It is advised to abstain from food and drink for at least 6 hours before an abdominal ultrasound.
Drinking plenty of clear fluid before your appointment is essential, as a pelvic scan is done with a full bladder. Do not go for a bathroom break until after the exam has finished.
A doctor may order an abdominal scan to help identify any potential issues or abnormalities that are present in the abdominal cavity.
Abdominal ultrasounds can help doctors look for: