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Does it hurt to get a transrectal ultrasound done

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Dr. Andrew Gentry
19 years experience Gastroenterology
It can: Some patients tolerate the procedure without difficulty others have issues with rectal examinations and become very sensitive to the process. Usually ... Read More
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Dr. Hiten Patel
72 years experience Urology
Hospital or Clinic: A transrectal ultrasound (trus) can be done at a hospital or clinic with the appropriate equipment. They are often done to look at pelvic organs. For ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience Radiology
2nd hand impression:: There seems to be a rather mild degree of discomfort on insertion of the probe. Depending on the size of the prostate there may be mild discomfort as ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stacy Yamasaki
33 years experience Radiology
See below: transrectal ultrasound is often used to look at the prostate gland for the size and signs of cancer. a probe is placed through the anus into the rect ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olaf Johansen
35 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Ultrasound of rectum: It's an special ultra sound prope placed via the rectum to evaluate the rectal wall. The most common use is to stage rectal cancers or in the evaluati ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
28 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Not painful: Evluation of rectal tumors or the anal sphincter.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
52 years experience Urology
Copy of Report: TRUS in a female if an alternative for transvaginal or transabdominal ultrasound,for evaluation of a pelvic mass. It should be interpreted in the medi ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience Radiology
FOR WHAT?: We need to know what it is that you are trying to evaluate.
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
No: Not typically. The patient is generally awake for the procedure.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Safwan Halabi
19 years experience Radiology
No: Transabdominal and transvaginal ultrasound of the pelvis is a compliment to the the evaluation of blood hormones (e.g. Follicle stimulating hormone (f ... Read More
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