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Nipigon District Memorial Hospital

 

Pelvic & Obstetric Ultrasound

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Instructions for Preparation

 

 Your physician has requested that you have an ultrasound examination.  During the examination a gel will be applied to your skin and an ultrasound probe will be placed on your skin.  To perform the examination, it is necessary that your bladder be full in order to see the pelvic structures and organs. 

 

Prepare for the examination by -

  1. Emptying your bladder 90 minutes beore the examination
  2. Drink 40 ounces or 1.5 litres of water, juice, coffee or tea prior to the appointment time.  You must finish drinking all of the liquid 1 hour before  your appointment.
  3. DO NOT empty your bladder.  However, if you become extremely uncomfortable you may empty your bladder a small amount.        

Please remember that this procedure is a schedule appointment time that has been set aside for you.  If you are unable to make the appointment, please notify the department as soon as possible.

 

Please note that the technologist is not permitted to provide any interpretation of the examination or pictures of the examination.