USG (ultrasound-guided) KUB (Kidney-Ureter-Bladder) is a type of ultrasound used to examine the organs of the urinary tract and gastrointestinal systems.
What is USG KUB?
USG KUB is a lower abdominal ultrasound for diagnosing the organs of the urinary tract and gastrointestinal systems.
USG KUB is a noninvasive diagnostic procedure that helps to determine the structural abnormalities, changes in the size of the kidney, and signs of kidney damage.
USG KUB is commonly used to examine the fetus in pregnant women.
How Is USG KUB Performed?
Following is the procedure for the USG KUB:
- The technician will ask you to lie down on the examination table. The position would depend on the organs, and their view doctors would like to see.
- A lubricating gel will be applied to the areas that will be examined.
- The ultrasound probe transmits sound waves and creates pictures of the inside of your body on the monitor.
- The technician will then slowly move the wand to see different organs.
Side effects/Risks Of USG KUB Performed
Following are risks associated with this test:
- It may lead to obesity.
- Mild tenderness over the areas which were examined or studied; only for a couple of hours
Preparation before Performing USG KUB
Keep the following things in mind before performing USG KUB:
- You might be asked to fast or modify your diet.
- Drink a minimum account of water or liquid before the procedure. Drink about 1 liter of water before the procedure.
- Wear comfortable clothing.
- Leave jewelry and other valuables at home.
- Decalcification of uterine fibromyomas
Post-care after USG KUB
USG KUB does not cause pain. You should speak to your healthcare provider if you face any discomfort. To know more about the procedure, you can consult top specialists on mfine. mfine is a one-stop destination to resolve all your queries.
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