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Well Woman Ultrasound Scan

This scan is a combination of 4 ultrasound examinations: Abdomen , Urinary tract , Aorta and Pelvic/ovarian ultrasound scans. 

 

 

The purpose of this scan is evaluation of:

  • Uterus
  • Endometrium
  • Ovaries
  • Liver
  • Gallbladder
  • Biliary system
  • Pancreas
  • Kidneys
  • Bladder
  • Spleen

 

Reasons for having a Well Woman ultrasound scan:

  • General well-being Screening
  • Irregular Bleeding
  • History of infection
  • Discomfort
  • Inflammation
  • Abdominal pain
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Loin/kidney pain
  • Abnormal liver function tests,
  • Fatty liver
  • Abnormal renal function
  • Follow up on previous findings such as cysts, gallstones, polyps, kidney stones
  • Abnormal Blood Tests
  • Tumours & Cancers
  • Vomiting
  • Liver Cirrhosis
  • Yellow Skin (Jaundice)
  • Inflammation
  • Polyps
  • Cysts
  • Detect water retention (Hydronephrosis)
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • Abdominal aorta
  • Iliac Vessels
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Reasons for having a Well Woman scan include:

 

  • Pain in the kidney region
  • Blood in the urine
  • Bladder issues
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Cystitis
  • Abnormal kidney function
  • Family history of kidney disease
  • Abnormal Blood Tests
  • Detect many tumours and cancers
  • Discomfort
  • Detect Stones
  • Detect water retention (Hydronephrosis)
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Polyps
  • Cysts
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

                                                                       

 

Preparation

For this scan, you need to fast for at least 4 hours and also have a full bladder and it is therefore required that you drink 1lt (2 pints of water) 1 hr before the scan.

 

Price: £299

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About Ultrasound

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 to 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 of the 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 with 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 lungs, bone, stomach and bowel/colon.
Ultrasound images are black and white but colour Doppler is being used to evaluate organ and 

 

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