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A Liver and Gallbladder Ultrasound can help you identify conditions that damage the liver overtime which can lead to scarring (cirrhosis).
Scans performed by Specialist Doctors feel confident in the care you receive and gain peace of mind with Same-Day Results & Tailored Advice.
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Liver & Gallbladder
Your Ultrasound Checks For
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One-to-One Specialist Doctor Appointment
Feel confident in the care you receive. Our specialists can interpret your scan and provide comprehensive advice if necessary.
No Referral Required
You do not require a referral before booking an appointment with our clinic — giving you back complete control of your health.
We aim to provide results to you on the day of your visit. Our specialists will explain their findings during your ultrasound examination.
Full Digital Report
Following your appointment, a complete digital report of your Ultrasound examination will be emailed to you directly and securely.
High-Res Digital Images
In addition to the report, images of your scan will be sent for you to share with a healthcare specialist of your choice.
Frequently Asked Questions
Liver disease can be inherited (genetic) or caused by a variety of factors that can cause damage to the liver, such as viruses, alcohol use and obesity.
Over time, conditions that damage the liver can lead to scarring (cirrhosis), which can lead to liver failure, a life-threatening condition. Early diagnosis and treatment may give the liver time to heal.
Liver disease doesn’t always cause noticeable signs and symptoms. If signs and symptoms of liver disease do occur, they may include:
- Skin and eyes that appear yellowish (jaundice)
- Abdominal pain and swelling
- Swelling in the legs and ankles
- Itchy skin
- Dark urine colour
- Pale stool colour
- Chronic fatigue
- Nausea or vomiting
- Loss of appetite
- A tendency to bruise easily
Liver ultrasounds are a reliable, safe and painless procedure to identify certain types of liver issues such as:
- Hepatomegaly: Enlargement of the liver, which can be due to heart failure, infection or cancer
- Hepatic steatosis: Fat infiltration of the liver, this can be due to alcohol, obesity and diabetes
- Tumours: This can be from the liver itself such as hepatocellular carcinoma or secondary to other cancers such as colorectal, breast or lung cancers
- Cirrhosis: Chronic liver disease causes liver fibrosis and nodule formation as the liver tries to repair itself. This is most commonly caused by hepatitis
- Infections and alcohol consumption.
- Hepatic cysts
- Liver abscesses: A collection of pus in the liver, usually as a result of infection
- Hemangioma: Benign vascular lesions made up of multiple small blood vessels, often an incidental finding and commonly seen in females
Typically, the gallbladder doesn’t cause too many problems or much concern, but if foods that may aggravate gallbladder disease, slow or block the flow of bile from the gallbladder.
- foods high in trans fats and other unhealthy fats
- processed foods
- refined carbohydrates, such as white bread and sugar
Try to build your diet around:
- fibre-rich fruits and vegetables
- calcium-rich foods, such as low-fat dairy and dark leafy greens
- foods containing vitamin C, such as berries
- plant-based protein, such as tofu, beans and lentils
- healthy fats, such as nuts and fish
- coffee, which reduces your risk of gallstones and other gallbladder diseases
When something goes wrong with your gallbladder or the bile ducts, the upper right side of your belly may hurt. You may also feel:
- Pain in your back or chest, especially when you take deep breaths
- Like throwing up
Other common symptoms include yellow skin and eyes (known as jaundice), weight loss, and colour changes in your pee or poop.
Ultrasound can be used to identify:
- Location and size of gallstones,
- Biliary ducts within the liver that exit into the gallbladder.
Make an appointment with your doctor if you have any persistent signs or symptoms that we have mentioned on this page or really worry you.
Seek immediate medical attention if you have abdominal pain that is so severe that you can’t stay still.
Symptoms of a gallbladder problem may come and go. However, you’re more likely to develop a gallbladder problem if you’ve had one before.
While gallbladder problems are rarely deadly, they should still be treated. You can prevent gallbladder problems from worsening if you take action and see a doctor.
Symptoms that should prompt you to seek immediate medical attention include:
- abdominal pain that lasts at least 5 hours
- pale stools
- sweating, low-grade fever, or chills, if they’re accompanied by the above symptoms
In order to make sure we are able to image the gallbladder effectively.
You will be asked to maintain a fat-free diet on the day of the examination and avoid eating for at least 4-6 hours.
The examination will take 10-15 minutes and you may be asked to alter position to further assess any gallstones.
There is no particular type of care required after a Liver & Gallbladder ultrasound. You may resume your regular diet and daily activities unless your doctor advises you differently.
There are no confirmed adverse biological effects on patients or instrument operators caused by exposures to ultrasound at the intensity levels used in diagnostic ultrasound.
But depending on your particular results, the doctor may give you additional or alternative instructions after the procedure.
Many of our patients are concerned that if they come to us for an ultrasound, they won’t be able to go back to public health. That simply is not the case.
Our goal is to give you answers as quickly as possible and get you on the right treatment path fast – no strings attached.
When you come to us, you will be seen by a qualified specialist who can determine if your situation is serious or not that same day.
We don’t want you to wait weeks on end for an appointment because every minute counts when it comes to something as important as your health.
If your situation is serious, our specialist will write to your doctor on the NHS advising them that you need an urgent appointment.
Registered & Regulated
Our team are fully registered and regulated for practice in the United Kingdom. Our patients should expect nothing less.
Team of Specialists
The team at Harley Street Ultrasound Group is made up of specialist consultants you can rely upon. They are among the best in the industry.
This is backed up with a full range of qualifications and accreditations. All of our specialists are fully registered with all applicable medical regulatory bodies.
What Our Patients Say About Their Experience
We are committed to providing a high standard of care to our patients. Take a look at some of the incredible responses we have received.
Inga was fantastic, such a charming lady – she made us feel very welcome and her service was equivalent to what is found in a 5* hotel. Very happy with my visit, Dr and staff both knowledgable and professional – the way it should be.
14th May 2022
I met Dr Ayman today after booking in for a ultrasound following some concerns which I had. He checked me throughly and explained to me each step what he was doing and his findings. Following the scan he advised me that I had nothing to worry about – I left the clinic feeling very reassured and stress free. Not only is he a great Dr, he is a fantastic man – he kept my 4 year old daughter entertained whilst he was doing his work. I would recommend Dr Ayman and his practice for sure!
14th May 2022
Easy to book, attentive welcome, the doctor explained everything slowly, carefully and made sure I understood what was going on. Highly recommend
13th May 2022
Very efficient process and very friendly and welcoming doctor performing the examination. Polite, friendly and reassuring.
13th May 2022
Staff were kind, caring, sympathetic and professional. All my interactions were positive and I have never felt so listened to and supported in a medical setting before.
11th May 2022
Right from the moment I arrived, the service was fantastic. I was met by a friendly and reassuring staff member who explained everything clearly and carefully to me. I was given a choice about how to approach my scan, and I felt safe and respected at all times. My scan was carried out with great care, kindness and professionalism. I left feeling like a weight of worry had been lifted, with instant results to take away with me and the reassurance I would have been waiting weeks for on the NHS. Worth every penny!
11th May 2022
Very professional and thorough . + Quick results. Very informative and helpful.
8th May 2022
The staff at Harley street ultrasound group were very kind and explained the process from start to finish. The staff ensured everything ran smoothly and I was seen quickly and efficiently. Would definitely recommend their services!
5th May 2022
I was made to feel welcome and comfortable for my scan Very friendly and professional.
29th April 2022
Incredible service , we arrived very early so did have to wait but at our appointment time we were taken upstairs to a second waiting room and seen shortly after. Very helpful staff and a seamless experience with an incredibly knowledgable doctor . Could not have asked for a better appointment.
25th April 2022
The booking process was so easy and straight forward- I really appreciated that. When I met the Consultant radiologist I found him to be professional, thorough, knowledgeable, friendly and I felt I was getting excellent care.
23rd April 2022
Great service! Appointment available on the same day and very smooth process. Thank you!
22nd April 2022
On time, easy to book. Great service Professional and kept me informed of what would happen. I Would definitely recommend the clinic to family & friends.
22nd April 2022
The clinic is very comfortable and clean, the waiting time short, the personnel friendly and, last but not least, the doctor performed a thorough examination and a comprehensive explanations of the results.
21st April 2022
The doctor I saw was absolutely amazing and made me feel at ease. It was an amazing experience and I will be sticking with Harley street for my gynaecology.
18th April 2022
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