Ultrasound is a widely used tool to check and diagnose a wide range of male related illnesses. An upper abdominal ultrasound will take a detailed 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 that can be 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!