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is testicular ultrasound a transrectal ultrasound!?

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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
28 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
No: Testicular us looks for abnormalities of the testicle. Transrectal us is used to evaluate either the anal sphincter mechanism or stage rectal rumors.
Answered on Nov 26, 2017
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Dr. Simon Kimm
Dr. Simon Kimm commented
15 years experience Urology
A transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) is also used to image the prostate and seminal vesicles, and direct prostate needle biopsies for the detection of prostate cancer.
Dec 23, 2012

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