Who can undergo this type of examination?

Bloating may be due to a slow intestinal transit and is often caused by an unbalanced eating style. A swollen abdomen can also be a symptom of intestinal diseases. This examination is dedicated to all individuals who suffer from disorders related to a swollen abdomen and wish to assess the cause and find the most appropriate form of treatment for their condition.  



Why undergo this type of examination?

Humanitas Lab offers a complete path of prevention, diagnosis and medical treatment of the major digestive problems. The goal of the examination  is to pinpoint the exact cause of an individual’s swollen abdomen and through consultation with a gastroenterologist, exclude more severe problems such as  irritable bowel syndrome.

When to undergo this type of examination?

The examination course is available every day, from Monday to Friday, and takes up to 2 or 3 hours. 



What does this type of examination entail?


The examination includes:

  • Blood test*: a sample of an individual’s blood taken via vein to help evaluate the main organs and provide useful information as to their function within the body.
  • Upper abdomen Ultrasound: By use of an ultrasonic probe, the operator can view all the major organs and blood vessels that are in the upper cavity of the abdomen and pinpoint any abnormalities.
  • Visit with a gastroenterologist






(*) + platelet blood count, glucose, total cholesterol, triglycerides Eritrosedimentazionem speed, aspartate aminotransferase GOT HDL Cholesterol, alanine aminotransferase GPT,Gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase, C-reactive protein, protein electrophoresis, creatinine.