Urinary tract or waterworks problems are very common affecting 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 in the bladder by blocking the ureters resulting in what is called hydronephrosis. If renal hydronephrosis is left untreated can result in scarring and other significant problems with your kidneys. Bladder problems are also very common. In men, bladder problems can be associated with an enlarged prostate. In women 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.
What is the purpose of this scan?
The Urinary Tract scan includes evaluation of:
Reasons for having a urinary tract scan include:
Pain in the kidney region
Blood in the urine
Urinary tract infection
Abnormal kidney function
Family history of kidney disease
Abnormal Blood Tests
Detect many tumours & cancers
Detect water retention (Hydronephrosis)
Chronic Kidney Disease
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
What is included with this scan?
Ultrasound report and if needed, a follow-up recommendation.
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.
What should I expect during the ultrasound 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 little 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.