When getting ready for an ultrasound testing appointment at Wilson OB-GYN, it's important to be properly prepared. Here are some guidelines to follow:
Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing: Opt for clothing that is easy to remove or adjust during the ultrasound examination. This will help ensure your comfort and allow the technician to access the necessary areas for imaging.
Follow any fasting instructions: Depending on the type of ultrasound scan you are scheduled for, there may be specific fasting requirements. For certain scans, you may be asked not to eat or drink anything for as long as 12 hours before the exam. This fasting period helps ensure clearer images and accurate results. However, it's important to note that not all ultrasound tests require fasting, so it's best to check with your doctor or the scheduling staff for specific instructions.
Prepare for a full bladder if instructed: Some ultrasound scans may require a full bladder to enhance visualization of certain structures. In such cases, you may be instructed to drink up to six glasses of water, or as advised by your doctor, approximately two hours before the exam. It's important to refrain from urinating during this time to ensure the bladder is adequately filled. However, if you have any medical conditions that prevent you from holding a full bladder, please inform your doctor or the ultrasound technician beforehand.
It's essential to consult with your doctor or the medical staff at Wilson OB-GYN to receive specific instructions tailored to your ultrasound examination. They will provide you with any necessary guidelines or additional preparations specific to your situation.
By following these guidelines and any instructions provided by your healthcare provider, you can help ensure a successful and accurate ultrasound testing experience at Wilson OB-GYN.