USG Lower Abdomen uses sound waves to create pictures of the organs and structures in the lower abdomen.
What is USG Lower Abdomen?
There are three types of USG Lower Abdomen test that is performed — abdominal, vaginal and rectal. The USG Lower Abdomen tests are often used to evaluate reproductive and urinary systems. The ultrasound is non-invasive and safe. The abdominal ultrasound scan can show movements and structures of the body’s internal organs. The USG Lower Abdomen scan is also very commonly used to examine and view the fetus in pregnant women.
How is USG Lower Abdomen performed?
USG Lower Abdomen test is used to examine the important organs in the abdominal cavity. It would be performed in the following way:
- You will be asked to wear a hospital gown and remove jewellery or objects that may affect the scan.
- You will need to lie down with your abdomen facing upwards.
- The radiologist will put a gel on your abdomen and the transducer device will move back and forth on your outer abdominal area.
The process of USG Lower Abdomen test will take less than 30 minutes.
Side effects/risks of USG Lower Abdomen
Ultrasounds do not use any radiation, hence there is no risk after a USG Lower Abdomen test.
Preparation before performing USG Lower Abdomen
Consult with your doctor if you can take medications before a USG Lower Abdomen test to be on the safer side. You would be asked to prepare for the scan in the following way:
- Your doctor may tell you to fast for around 8 to 12 hours before a USG Lower Abdomen
- Tell the doctors if you have any allergies prior to the test.
Post-care after USG Lower Abdomen
The radiologist will explain your images after a USG Lower Abdomen scan.
Your doctor will talk to you about your results, and if any issues are found, there might be another scan or test that you would be asked to do as well.
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