Register a new account. You will lie on an examination table on your back or side, depending on the specific area of the abdomen to be examined. Potatoes, rice, lentils are all fine. To check the lower part of the abdomen the bladder must be full, hence hours prior to the abdominal ultrasound you may have to drink 1 liter of water and not urinate until the end of the test. Learn more about the early warning signs. There may be other reasons for your doctor to recommend an abdominal ultrasound. Pregnancy What month are you due? Ds 13 Christmas. I would think fat free means – no dairy, butter, marg, oils, icecream, salad dressings, fat free meats – maybe give the ultrasound clinic a call and ask for the info for that test. For these reasons, it is the procedure of choice to examine the fetus in pregnant women, to check the blood flow through blood vessels or to guide needles when performing biopsies.
The Abdominal Ultrasound is a non-invasive diagnostic exam that captures images of the major organs in the abdomen including aorta, inferior vena cava, the appendix, liver, gallbladder, spleen, stomach, large and small intestines, pancreas, and kidneys. Ultrasound is a very safe and reliable diagnostic imaging resource that assesses pathology and guides physicians towards your individualized treatment plan. Your doctor may recommend an abdominal ultrasound if you are experiencing any of the following signs and symptoms. Should you have any concern of abdominal signs or symptoms, a referral from a general practitioner or family doctor is required for a diagnostic abdominal ultrasound. There are a few steps to follow in order to prepare for your abdominal ultrasound. In order for the ultrasound technician to obtain a clear image of the abdomen, it is recommended that you fast for 12 hours prior to the test and eat a fat-free diet no dairy, meat, eggs, or fried food for 24 hours before the procedure. Drinking water and taking medication should be carried out as usual; however, confirm this with your doctor. Dress in clothes that allow for easy access to examine the abdomen, otherwise, a medical gown will be provided. A water-based gel is used to improve the transmission of the ultrasound waves; however, should you have any allergies to gel it is important to let the ultrasound technician know.
By morgansacre, December 7, in Miscellaneous. I have high levels on my Liver tests, so now I have to have a Liver Ultrasound. I have been told I need to go on a Fat Free Diet the day before and fast on the day The specialist mentioned it could be my Gallbladder causing this, but DH said he mentioned Gallstones, which I don’t remember hearing. I also have very low Vitamin D it’s 29, because my body is not converting the sun into Vitatmin D I now have to take vitamin D suppliments. I would think fat free means – no dairy, butter, marg, oils, icecream, salad dressings, fat free meats – maybe give the ultrasound clinic a call and ask for the info for that test. You may also not be able to eat high fat nuts?? Best bet would be grains, fruits and vegetables – with out anything on them except some herbs. If you want to get technical even fruits and vegetables have fats in them. Can’t they give you a list? They probably mean no meat, dairy, olive oil, etc as PP mentioned.