If you need a testicular ultrasound, there’s no need to panic. The team at Kelly Ultrasound Center in Greenville, South Carolina, offers the very latest tools and techniques to obtain in-depth testicular ultrasounds and can ensure you and your physician have the information needed to prepare for your next steps in the diagnostic or treatment process. Scheduling your ultrasound is as easy as a phone call, or you can use the simple online booking tool to find a time that fits your schedule.
A testicular ultrasound is a diagnostic tool that examines the internal structures of your left and right testicles and epididymis. The imaging can involve the use of Doppler technology, which shows blood flow in the area.
Although performed on a particularly sensitive area of your body, a testicular ultrasound is not a painful experience. The test uses high-frequency sound waves to create imaging of the tissues within your testicles. It’s a safe, effective, and noninvasive way to learn more about how your testicles are functioning and whether there are signs of disease.
A testicular ultrasound at Kelly Ultrasound Center provides significant information about the tissues within your testicles. Some of the health issues this test can help diagnose include:
A testicular ultrasound can also determine if an identified mass is solid or filled with fluid.
Your ultrasound is painless and relatively fast. There’s no need for any special preparation, and you won’t need any form of oral or topical anesthetic. You change into a hospital gown and lie back on the exam table or chair.
In order to gain the necessary access to your scrotum, you need to keep your legs apart, and it may be necessary to use a folded towel or tape to elevate your scrotum. A warm gel is used to help the transducer glide across the surface of your testicles.
You may feel a degree of pressure as the technician moves the handheld transducer across your scrotum. If you are already experiencing tenderness in the area, you may feel some discomfort, but otherwise, the process is painless.
Your testicular ultrasound only takes 20-30 minutes from start to finish. Once the ultrasound is complete, the gel is wiped away and you can resume normal activities.
A testicular ultrasound is nothing to fear, and the information gleaned from the exam can guide your next steps. Schedule your appointment today at Kelly Ultrasound Center, online or by phone, and rest assured that board-certified physicians trained in interpreting ultrasound imaging read your results.