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What Are The Various Lab Tests That Can Scan Kidney And Bladder?

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Posted on Sat, 23 Jan 2016
Question: would a pelvic ultrasound and a transvaginal ultrasound show the kidneys and bladder? Also does an abdominal ultrasound show them?
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Answered by Dr. Vivek Chail (42 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Transvaginal ultrasound scan will not show kidneys and urinary bladder

Detailed Answer:
Hi xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx,
Thanks for writing in to us.

I have read through your query in detail.
Please find my observations below.

1. A transabdominal pelvic scan will show the urinary bladder, uterus and ovaries. It will not show the kidneys. It is done with distended urinary bladder.

2. A transvaginal pelvic scan will show uterus and ovaries in detail. It will not show the urinary bladder completely because you are supposed to have an empty bladder during transvaginal scan. Kidneys are not visualized.

3. A transabdominal abdomen and pelvic scan will show kidneys and urinary bladder and other organs like liver, gall bladder, pancreas, kidneys, uterus, ovaries and bowel. It is done with distended urinary bladder.

Usually an ultrasound scan abdomen always includes the pelvis.

Hope your query is answered.
Please do write back if you have any doubts.

Regards,
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Vivek Chail (2 hours later)
thank you so if i had an abdominal scan last year i am good for kidneys?
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Answered by Dr. Vivek Chail (18 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
If your abdominal scan was normal then it included the kidneys

Detailed Answer:
Hi xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx,
Thanks for writing back with an update.

1. If you had an abdominal scan last year and nothing wrong was found in the scan then the kidneys are normal.

Hope your query is answered.
Please do write back if you have any doubts.

Regards,
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What Are The Various Lab Tests That Can Scan Kidney And Bladder?

Brief Answer: Transvaginal ultrasound scan will not show kidneys and urinary bladder Detailed Answer: Hi xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Thanks for writing in to us. I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below. 1. A transabdominal pelvic scan will show the urinary bladder, uterus and ovaries. It will not show the kidneys. It is done with distended urinary bladder. 2. A transvaginal pelvic scan will show uterus and ovaries in detail. It will not show the urinary bladder completely because you are supposed to have an empty bladder during transvaginal scan. Kidneys are not visualized. 3. A transabdominal abdomen and pelvic scan will show kidneys and urinary bladder and other organs like liver, gall bladder, pancreas, kidneys, uterus, ovaries and bowel. It is done with distended urinary bladder. Usually an ultrasound scan abdomen always includes the pelvis. Hope your query is answered. Please do write back if you have any doubts. Regards,