What are Abdominal Scans?

Abdominal scans are similar to pregnancy scans in that they use ultrasound technology to produce an image showing the structure and blood flow within the abdominal region. These scans are designed for examination of the internal organs, tissues, blood vessels and structures within the abdomen, allowing doctors to detect any problems that may be present.…

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Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

What is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)? Deep Vein Thrombosis, more commonly known as DVT, is when a blood clot develops within a deep vein. Blood clots are simply when blood has clumped together and formed into a solid state within the vein. DVT can be dangerous! If you think you are suffering with this, seek…

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Musculoskeletal Scans at Ultrasound Care

Musculoskeletal pain usually starts when an injury has occurred, things such as a car accident or a fall or blow to the muscle can cause pain in that area, it can also just simply be overuse. With Musculoskeletal pain, you may experience stiffness, and weakness and find your motion is more limited than usual. You…

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Gallbladder Cancer

The gallbladder is a smallish organ found at the top of your tummy; its main use is to help you digest food. Gallbladder cancer can be found in any part of the gallbladder. It is usually noticed and found if someone is having treatment for other conditions such as gallstones. Symptoms to look out for…

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Spleen Problems

Some people are born without a spleen or may need to have it removed if they get an illness or injury. Where is the spleen? The spleen is about the size of a fist and is in the upper left side of your abdomen, just behind your left ribs and next to your stomach. What…

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Pancreatic Cancer

Anyone can get pancreatic cancer, it is not always clear what can cause it but studies show you are more likely to get it if you are older, it is not very common in people under 40 but is more common in people over the age of 75, also If you have a history of…

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Liver cancer

Liver Cancer Liver cancer can be found anywhere in the liver. The liver is situated at the top right-hand side of your tummy-Its main function is to digest food and remove toxins. Liver cancer can start in your liver, or spread to it from another organ, depending on where the cancer is in your liver,…

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Appendicitis

The appendix is a small pouch, approximately 5-10 cm long and it is connected to the large intestine. No one really knows what the appendix does, in most people it causes no trouble so is just left alone. However, if you notice some pain in the middle of your tummy that comes and goes, if…

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Bladder Cancer

Over 10,000 people are diagnosed with bladder cancer every year. The first signs are normally noticing blood in the urine, it may just slightly change the colour at first, to a light orange or light pink, so you may not think much of it, it is only once the urine is tested the blood will…

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Anomaly Scan

An anomaly scan will check for any major abnormalities physically in the baby. It can also be known as a mid-pregnancy scan as it is best performed around 18-21 weeks of the pregnancy. The anomaly scan will take a close look at your womb and the baby. The sonographer will check that your baby is…

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