Urinary tract or waterworks problems are very common, impacting both sexes. Kidney stones can cause immerse pain and blood in the urine.
Kidney stones can cause pain and also stop the kidneys from draining to the bladder by blocking the ureters, resulting in what is called hydronephrosis. If renal hydronephrosis is left untreated, it can result in scarring and other significant issues with your kidneys.
Bladder issues are also very common. In men, bladder problems can be associated with an enlarged prostate.
In women, it can be, amongst other causes, the result of uterine fibroids that press on the bladder. In the ideal circumstances, diagnosis and proper treatment/management of the symptoms should be accomplished as soon as possible, but the long NHS waiting lists can cause unnecessary pain and distress. This why our clients take control of their health and choose a private ultrasound scan with us.
The cost of this ultrasound scan is only £164.
The Urinary Tract scan includes evaluation of:
For this scan, you need to have a full bladder, and it is therefore required that you drink 1lt (2 pints of water) 1 hr before the scan.
Before the scan, our sonographer will explain the examination procedure. You will be asked to lie on the examination couch, exposed part of your abdomen. We will put a bit of gel on your skin and a small ultrasound probe will be used to obtain images of your internal organs.
During and after the examination, our sonographer will explain the findings and an ultrasound report will be issued to take away with you.
Ultrasound imaging is a medical diagnostic technique where sound waves are being used to image various parts of the body.
Other terms for ultrasound imaging are sonograms, US and sonography.
Ultrasound is widely used these days as it is painless and safe for adults, children and foetuses. There are no side effects such as the ones associated with radiation.
During the ultrasound scan, the sonographer rests a small probe over the skin. This probe produces sound waves, i.e. pulsations, that travel through the tissues. Some sound waves are being reflected back to the transducer, and the computer analyses the returning echoes and produces the image on the screen. It is the same principle as the sonar the navy uses.
Ultrasound is being used to image mostly solid organs such as liver, kidneys, uterus and ovaries, muscles and blood vessels and babies in the womb.
It has, however, limited value in organs such as lungs, bone, stomach and bowel/colon.
Ultrasound images are black and white but colour Doppler is being used to evaluate organ and blood vessel blood flow and this is what the red and blue colours on the screen are.
In our ultrasound scan clinic in Harley Street, you can book a private abdominal scan without the need for a doctor's referral.