Abdominal ultrasound

Ultrasound abdominal organs

The cost

Ultrasound abdominal organs300 uah.

Basic information

Abdominal ultrasound is a true method for diagnosing diseases. Thanks to the procedure, you can get information about the state of the abdominal organs in real time. However, many who are going for an ultrasound scan are interested in the process and preparation for it. This article is intended to help with this.

What organs are examined with the help of abdominal ultrasound?

There are no restrictions on the number of diagnostics, therefore, patients can undergo the procedure several times at once.

Comprehensive diagnostics involves assessing the condition, as well as identifying the size of the following organs:

  • liver
  • gallbladder
  • spleen
  • pancreas
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The complex is supplemented by visualization of perirenal tissue, dilated ureters, and the bladder in case there is an indication for the study of the urinary system. Sometimes an examination of the retroperitoneal organs (renal system) is required, which can also be added to the main list.

The stomach and intestinal tract are not considered on the examination, since the information content is too low. If no irregularities in the work of these organs were found, the doctor may recommend colonoscopy and gastroscopy for further research.

Indications for examination

To undergo an ultrasound scan, you need to get a prescription from your doctor. The reasons are assumption of various diseases, and less often it is done for diagnostic purposes, if an operation is planned later.

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There are several direct indications for diagnostics.

  1. The patient complains of increased meteorism and nausea.
  2. There is a bitter taste in the mouth that does not disappear after eating and cleaning the mouth.
  3. There is a sensation of pain in the abdomen for no reason.
  4. You feel stomach heaviness, nausea and other symptoms after eating, that cause discomfort.
  5. Unexplained vomiting, visually changed character of stool or urine, decreased appetite, yellow sickness.
  6. There is a suspicion of benign or malignant formations, as well as after trauma of the abdominal cavity.
  7. Alarming laboratory results – changes in indicators that show compromised organs and changes in clinical tests.

If you notice at least one or more of these symptoms or just general discomfort in the abdominal cavity, you should immediately consult a doctor for a referral for diagnosis.

Preparation for ultrasound of the abdominal cavity and its features

Before the procedure, the doctor must inform the patient that preparation for an ultrasound of the abdominal cavity begins at least 3 days before the appointed date. The process is conventionally divided into two sections: meals and medicines. Each of them should be considered separately.

Meals before abdominal ultrasound

The most important thing is to stick to a diet to avoid bloating and flatus. These factors can influence the results obtained and make them hardly reliable.

Before the examination, it is necessary to revise your nutrition and exclude the following products:

  • flour and sweets, black bread
  • milk products
  • raw foods
  • alcohol, carbonated water
  • beans, peas, chickpeas, lentils
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During all 3 days before the scheduled study, you should eat cereals, a limited number of eggs, chicken and turkey meat, lean fish, baked apples instead. The last meal is allowed for a maximum of 7 hours before the procedure, which will ensure an empty stomach and intestinal tract during the examination.

It is also necessary to control the fluid balance in the body and drink at least 1.5 liters of water daily. You can add not too strong tea without sugar, berry and fruit compotes.


In the case of taking medications on an ongoing basis, it is important to voice this at the appointment of the doctor who prescribes the referral for examination. The therapy will be canceled with a high probability. But if we are talking about diabetes mellitus, then this is not possible: a timely administered dose of insulin sustains the patient’s life.

If the patient has a history of constipation and other intestinal disorders, enterosorbents may be prescribed. For example, regular delays in bowel movements involve the use of rectal suppositories or laxatives. If it does not help, then an enema should be given as the intestinal tract must be empty.

Also, from the evening of the last day before the examination, refuse to take Aspirin and No-shpy, as they can affect the quality of the results obtained.

Eating rules before the procedure

8 hours before the appointment, you must completely avoid eating. The last meal should not include meat and fish products. You should take absorbent carbon in the usual dosage (1 tablet per 10 kilograms of weight) if you are instructed by your physician.

The last few hours before the procedure, you must not smoke or drink water (provided that we are not talking about examining the genitourinary system). If you have recently had an endoscopy of the stomach or rectum, you should inform your doctor about it. He may give additional tasks for preparation.

How is the examination of the abdominal cavity carried out?

Ultrasound examination of internal organs is carried out by the transabdominal method, that is, without penetration, the sensor “sees” through the walls of the abdomen. At the same time, you do not need to undress; it is enough to lift the edges of the clothes up.

A person lying on the surface shouldn’t do anything while the doctor applies a special gel to the abdomen, along which the sensor smoothly moves. Since pressure has to be applied periodically to obtain a clear image, the patient must relax the abs and obliques as much as possible.

Starting from the examined organ, the specialist may ask you to tighten your abdominal muscles, take a deep breath, hold your breath, etc. The renal system is examined from both the abdomen and the back, so you will need to roll over on your side. The procedure is absolutely pain-free and takes a maximum of 40 minutes.

You will also receive a conclusion immediately. If required, the specialist can print several different frames from the machine. The document mentions the size of the organs, their location, whether any changes and dysfunctions were found. The decryption is already done by the attending physician who prescribed the study.

If any signs of illness are found, the client is referred to a specialized doctor. For prevention purposes, doctors strongly recommend having the ultrasound examination once a year as this is how you will definitely be able not to miss the development of diseases.

Examination at the IVMED clinic

The reliability of the results depends on the experience of the doctor and the equipment. The IVMED clinic offers services for the examination of the abdominal cavity using high-quality modern equipment by qualified specialists.

Let’s take a look at the benefits of the clinic:

  • doctors are qualified and have work experience
  • an individual approach to the client
  • there is no need to stand in line, like in state institutions
  • treatment in a short time provides benefits and relieves your state

Please note that you can find out more information about every doctor from the reviews left by patients directly on the web resource.

Abdominal examination is a procedure that helps diagnose various pathologies, regardless of the stage of development. There are no restrictions here: it is prescribed even for pregnant women and children. The clinic offers affordable prices for the service, which can be seen in the price list on the website.

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Team of doctors

Sylaiev Vadym Ihorovych

Obstetrician-gynecologist of the IVMED Clinic
Clinical practice since 2018

Nikitina Anastasiia Serhiivna

Medical Director of the clinic IVMED Zhytomyr, obstetrician-gynecologist of the highest category
clinical practice since 2010

Strelko Halyna Volodymyrivna

chief physician, obstetrician-gynecologist of the highest category, doctor of medical sciences, reproductologist
Medical practice since 2004