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
If a condition is identified through the ultrasound scan, your specialist can give you treatment advice, whether this means further testing or investigation, medication to treat an infection or inflammation, or surgical intervention.
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.