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You should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing for your ultrasound exam. Other preparation depends on the type of examination you will have.

Procedures Preparation
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.