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FAQ- Abdominal and Pelvic Scans

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  1. What is an abdominal and pelvic ultrasound scan, and why do people need it?
    • An abdominal and pelvic ultrasound scan is a non-invasive imaging procedure used to assess the organs and structures within the abdomen and pelvis. It is commonly performed to evaluate unexplained abdominal pain, urinary symptoms, pelvic discomfort, abnormal vaginal bleeding, suspected kidney or gallbladder stones, and reproductive health concerns. The scan provides valuable insights into the health and function of these vital organs and structures.
  2. What are the common symptoms that may indicate the need for an abdominal and pelvic ultrasound scan?
    • Common symptoms that may warrant an abdominal and pelvic ultrasound scan include abdominal pain or discomfort, bloating, nausea, vomiting, changes in bowel habits, urinary urgency or frequency, pelvic pain, abnormal vaginal bleeding, difficulty urinating, and reproductive health issues such as infertility or irregular menstrual cycles.
  3. How is abdominal and pelvic ultrasound scan helpful in diagnosing diseases and conditions?
    • Abdominal and pelvic ultrasound scans play a crucial role in diagnosing a wide range of diseases and conditions affecting the abdomen and pelvis. It allows healthcare providers to visualize and assess the liver, gallbladder, kidneys, pancreas, bladder, uterus, ovaries, and other pelvic structures for abnormalities such as cysts, tumors, inflammation, stones, or structural abnormalities.
  4. What are some of the common diseases and conditions diagnosed through abdominal and pelvic ultrasound scans?
    • Abdominal and pelvic ultrasound scans can diagnose various diseases and conditions, including:
      • Gallbladder diseases such as gallstones or inflammation (cholecystitis).
      • Kidney diseases such as kidney stones, cysts, or infections (pyelonephritis).
      • Liver diseases such as fatty liver disease, liver cysts, or liver tumors.
      • Pancreatic diseases such as pancreatitis, pancreatic cysts, or pancreatic tumors.
      • Gynecological conditions such as ovarian cysts, fibroids, endometriosis, or uterine abnormalities.
      • Bladder conditions such as urinary tract infections (UTIs), bladder stones, or bladder tumors.
  5. How does the abdominal and pelvic ultrasound scan contribute to the diagnostic process?
    • The abdominal and pelvic ultrasound scan provides detailed images of the internal organs and structures, allowing healthcare providers to identify abnormalities, assess their size, location, and characteristics, and guide further diagnostic evaluations or treatment decisions. It is often the initial step in the diagnostic process for many abdominal and pelvic conditions.
  6. Are there any risks associated with undergoing an abdominal and pelvic ultrasound scan?
    • Abdominal and pelvic ultrasound scans are considered safe and non-invasive, with no known risks or side effects. Unlike X-rays or CT scans, ultrasound uses sound waves instead of radiation to produce images, making it suitable for individuals of all ages, including pregnant women.
  7. Where can I schedule an abdominal and pelvic ultrasound scan?
    • At Phoenix Ultrasound, with branches in Surrey/Banstead and Central London, we offer comprehensive ultrasound services, including abdominal and pelvic scans. To schedule an appointment or learn more about our services, visit www.phoenix-ultrasound.co.uk or contact us at 0800 048-5738. We’re here to provide compassionate care and advanced diagnostics tailored to your needs.