Fasting food AND water 8 hours before ultrasound?

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I am having my gallbladder ultrasound today at 1:00.  She told me on the phone yesterday no food, water or even gum 8 hours before.  I probably should have made a morning appt so I don't have to wait so long.  

I can handle the food but it's the lack of water that's killing me.  I came down with a terrible sore throat/cold yesterday and I would die for a drink of water right now.  I read online that most places say you can take a few sips of water with meds.  I am literally watching the minutes pass, waiting for this to be over with so I can drink.  Ugh...It's only 10:15.

I wonder what  a little tiny bit of water would do to affect my scan. It's kind of ironic that in my last pelvic ultrasound, I had to drink 2 quarts of water beforehand!  

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    Hi Janecat,

    ?Sorry you are not feling well but DO NOT DRINK anything take a piece of ice swooshing around and spit out. You don't want anything to mess up the ultrasound.

    ?I know the day I had the surgery same sernerio nothing to drink and it felt as if the desert was planted in my mouth. smile But just remember all this shall pass.

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      Hi, I just saw this thread. What are the odds, tomorrow I will have my abdominal ultrasound as well at 1pm. I am already imagining the headache I will be having from missing breakfast and lunch. I should have gotten an earlier sched. I hope the results from your ultrasound turn out great and that there is nothing to worry about. I am having abdominal pains on the left. I usually feel it most after eating. 
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    Hi Janecat,

    ?I wouldn't worry about the scan.  If you need to take medicine, you can take a tiny swallow of water with your meds.  Ice chips are best until you are allowed to drink water again.  Don't worry, you will survive.  I was not allowed water for four days until after my gallbladder surgery.  If you need to have immediate surgery, then you will be put on a saline solution in the hospital.   

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