Ultrasound Exam Instructions

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Abdomen: Nothing to eat or drink 6 hours prior to exam.

Pelvic or Obstetrical: Drink 4 eight ounce glasses of water one hour prior to exam. Do not urinate. You must have a full bladder for the exam.

Gallbladder: Nothing to eat or drink six hours prior to exam.

Bladder: Drink 2 to 3 eight ounce glasses of water one hour prior to exam.

Day of the Exam
The technologist will explain the exam procedure to you. The test can take anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour.