Diagnose Testicular Tumours & Problems
If you notice a lump or a swelling in your testicle, or something has changed around your scrotum, it’s completely natural to worry. That’s why scrotal imaging is so important.
With a scrotal ultrasound, you can identify what’s going on inside your scrotum and pick up a wide range of conditions before they progress.
If you are considering a scrotal ultrasound, or you’re simply not sure whether you need one, here is some information to help you make a decision.
Testes imaging can pick up a wide range of testicular disorders, including:
- Scrotal hernias
- Abscesses, infection, or inflammation around the testes or epididymis
- Cysts and tumours
- Swollen veins
- Fluid buildup
- Testicular size abnormalities
The doctor will use the ultrasound probe with a water-based jelly to examine the scrotum and testicles. The scan will produce images which the doctor will interpret and use to give a diagnosis. The procedure is not painful.
Due to COVID working practices, you can bring one person to accompany you in the scanning room.
There will also be a qualified chaperone present in the scan room along with the doctor.
Please dress appropriately to allow for easy access to the body part/joint being examined with ultrasound.