What does a male pelvic ultrasound show?

What does a male pelvic ultrasound show?

A male Pelvic ultrasound scan is generally used to view the urinary bladder and the prostate. During the ultrasound examination we will make a detailed study of the size, shape and condition of the: Urinary Bladder, Both full and immediately after emptying (You will be sent to a lavatory to emopty your bladder)

Why do guys get ultrasounds?

Your doctor may recommend a testicular ultrasound to: verify whether a lump in your scrotum or testicles is solid, which indicates a tumor, or filled with fluid, which indicates a cyst. determine the outcome of trauma to your scrotum. evaluate for possible testicular torsion, which is a twisted testicle.

When to have a pelvic ultrasound if you are female?

If you are female, the most common use of a pelvic ultrasound is to monitor a pregnancy. Your doctor may also recommend a pelvic ultrasound to evaluate the following: If you are male, the most common reason for a pelvic ultrasound is a prostate problem, such as prostate cancer.

What kind of ultrasound is done on a male?

Male Pelvis Ultrasound. The Male Pelvis Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves to visualize and assess your bladder, prostate gland and the surrounding area including blood vessels, kidneys and the bowel.

Are there any risks to having a pelvic ultrasound?

There are no known risks of a standard pelvic ultrasound. It does not expose you to ionizing radiation. For rectal and vaginal ultrasounds, sonographers sometimes use a latex condom to cover the transducer wand. If this is the case, it is possible to have an allergic reaction to the latex.

How to prepare for a pelvis and prostate ultrasound?

Please inform the sonographer performing your exam if you have had surgery related to your bladder or prostate gland. HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY EXAM? Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment.