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Reason to take Ultrasound Sonography Test (USG) – (Abdominal / Pelvic) Test

An Ultrasound Sonography Test, also known as USG test, is a medical diagnostic test that is used to view internal organs and structures inside our bodies, such as muscles, blood vessels, abdominal cavity, intestines, uterus, tendons, etc.

What is Ultrasound Sonography (USG)? 

USG test uses high-frequency sound waves to view the internal organs of the human body for diagnostic purposes. The sound waves are sent into the body as pulses using a probe. The sound echoes off the internal organs and tissues in different patterns. These patterns are processed into images by a computer. This process is also called sound imaging.

What is USG used for? 

USG is used to diagnose medical conditions in both men and women. USG can be Abdominal or Pelvic and is used for the following purposes –

In women Pelvic USG is used to:

  • Confirm a pregnancy.
  • Monitor the growth of the baby and the placenta.
  • Check the health of the ovaries and fallopian tubes.
  • Check the cervix.
  • Look for signs of an ectopic pregnancy.

Pelvic USG is used in men to:

  • Check the prostate gland.
  • Identify abnormalities or sources of swelling and pain in the testicles.

Pelvic USG is used in both men and women for:

  • Finding kidney stones.
  • Finding sources of pain or abnormalities in the urinary bladder.

Abdominal USG is used in both men and women for:

  • Checking the health of the gall bladder, pancreas, kidneys, spleen, and liver.
  • Finding abnormalities or sources of pain in the abdomen.
  • Viewing the blood vessels of the abdomen.

How is the USG test done? 

The USG abdomen and pelvis test is done by making the patient lay down on a bed and exposing the abdomen or pelvic area. Next, a jelly is applied on the surface of the abdomen or pelvic area for lubrication. An ultrasound transducer or wand is them applied over that area to transmit high-frequency sound waves into the body. These produce an image of the internal organ on a computer screen. After this, the technician wipes off the lubricant jelly. The test last about 30 minutes, and results are available within 24 hours.

How to Prepare for the USG test? 

For this test, patients should change into a comfortable, loose-fitting hospital gown. Jewellery should be removed. For a trans-abdominal USG, the urinary bladder has to be full. This means that the patient should drink 6 to 8 glasses of water before the test and should not pass urine until after the test has been done. If you have any pain, you may experience some discomfort when the ultrasound wand is applied over the affected area. In case of severe pain, the ultrasound technician should be informed right away.

When Do You Need Us? 

If your doctor has recommended an ultrasound sonography test for you, Portea can help you take the test in the comfort of your home. We have trained technicians and medical professionals who will come to your home and do the USG abdomen and pelvis test at your convenience. You can book the test online or through a phone call. The results will be sent to you via email within 24 hours.

How Can We Help?

 There are several patients who are unable to travel to the hospital and wait in long queues for diagnostic tests. These include people above 65 who are ill, women with high-risk pregnancies, and people who are in a lot of pain. We can help by sending our trained doctors and technicians to perform the USG test at home at a time that is convenient to you. Our home health care services and at-home lab services are affordable and easy to book. Take the USG test at home instead of waiting in a crowded diagnostic lab.

Summary: 

USG is used to diagnose conditions like abdominal aortic aneurysm, cancer, tumours in the abdomen or pelvic area, appendicitis, enlarged organs, gall stones, kidney disease, pancreatitis, ectopic pregnancies, foetal abnormalities, and abnormalities in the uterus or prostate gland. Use our at-home lab services to take the USG test in the comfort of your own home.

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