What is a testicular ultrasound scan?
A testicular ultrasound scan is used to obtain images of the testicles and the surrounding tissues. A testicular ultrasound is also sometimes referred to as a scrotal ultrasound scan.
Testicles, or testes, produce sperm and the male sex hormone testosterone. They reside in the scrotum, which is the fleshy pouch of tissue under the penis.
When do I need a Testicular Ultrasound?
A testicular ultrasound is the primary imaging method used to observe and diagnose abnormalities in the testicles.
Testicular ultrasound may be recommended to investigate the following:
- If a lump is solid, which may signify a tumour, or filled with a liquid, which may indicate a cyst.
- Trauma to your scrotum
- Testicular torsion, which is commonly known as twisted testicle
- Pain or swelling in your testicles
- Varicoceles, which are varicose spermatic veins
What happens after the scan?
Once the scan has been completed, a sonographer will analyse the images produced during the testicular ultrasound. You will be provided with a report of the results and advice thereafter. There are no risks involved in testicular ultrasound and no pre-appointment preparation is required. Simply contact us to arrange your scan.
The testicular scan is painless and no preparation required. The scan takes approximately 10 minutes and includes a full report enabling the results to be discussed with your GP or Consultant.
The price of a testicular scan is £60.