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PREPARATION FOR EXAMINATION - USG of the abdominal cavity

It is usually performed in the patient's supine position. The doctor coats the skin with a special gel to achieve full contact of the camera head with the skin and to eliminate air bubbles. The substance cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d is neutral to the skin and cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d is easily washed off with water and soap. By moving the head of the camera, images of the entire examined organ are obtained, which are visible on the cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d monitor screen. The prerequisite for proper ultrasound imaging through the abdominal integuments of the small pelvic organs is the filling of the urinary bladder. The bladder filled with urine pushes out the intestinal loops z small pelvis and is a kind of "ultrasound window" enabling the observation of the woman's reproductive organs, the man's prostate gland and the bladder. In the case of abdominal imaging (without urinary tract assessment), the bladder may be empty.

Prepare for an abdominal ultrasound.

The day before the examination:

  • Follow an easily digestible diet, excluding raw vegetables, fruits and dark bread.

  • In addition, you can take a preparation that removes air from the  gastrointestinal tract, which is an obstacle to ultrasound. It can be purchased at a pharmacy without a prescription.

6 hours before the examination:

  • Don't take food.

  • Do not drink any liquids other than unsweetened still water, especially do not drink coffee and strong tea.

  • Don't smoke.

  • Don't chew gum.

2 hours before the test: 

  • Drink 1 to 4 glasses of still water and do not urinate. The amount of fluid you drink to fill your bladder depends on individual factors. Fill the bladder w so that it is medium filled, but not to the maximum.


During an abdominal ultrasound, you may be asked to empty your bladder.

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