You should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing for your ultrasound exam. Other preparation depends on the type of examination you will have.
|Abdominal Sonogram||No eating or drinking 6-8 hours prior to exam|
|Pelvic Sonogram||Drink 16 oz water ½ hour before exam and another 16 oz of water when you arrive at the facility|
|Renal Sonogram||No preparation required|
|Obstetrics Sonogram||Drink 16 oz water ½ hour before exam|
|Thyroid/Testicular/Venous Doppler/Breast Sonogram||No preparation required|
|Sonohysterogram||Schedule exam 7 - 10 days after onset of menstruation
No sexual intercourse from 1st day of menstrual cycle
2 Advil/Tylenol/Motrin 2 hours before exam
Bring maxi pad
Preferable to douche morning of exam
Note: Any patient having an ABD and Pelvic sono needs to drink at least 16 oz of water 1 hour prior to exam.