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Does it hurt to get a transrectal ultrasound done?

Does it hurt to get a transrectal ultrasound done?

It can: Some patients tolerate the procedure without difficulty others have issues with rectal examinations and become very sensitive to the process. Usually IV sedation is used for the procedure and sometime just topical anesthesia is used. If you relax and do not tense up most people tolerate the procedure without difficult. ...Read more

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Where is a transrectal ultrasound usually done? At a hospital?

Where is a transrectal ultrasound usually done? At a hospital?

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 women, transvaginal ultrasound is more common because it can allow better visualization of female pelvic organs. For men, a trus is often performed to look at the prostate (to check for lesions, hypertrophy, etc.) or guide prostate biopsies. ...Read more

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What does a transrectal ultrasound feel like?

What does a transrectal ultrasound feel like?

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 the probe is manipulated during the exam. I would say a more intense version of a digital (finger) exam of the prostate. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is a transrectal ultrasound like?

Can you tell me how is a transrectal ultrasound like?

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 rectum to look at the prostate gland that is next to the rectum. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: transrectal ultrasound?

Probe: Transrectal ultrasound involves the insertion of a special probe through the anus to obtain ultrasound images of the tissues around the rectum. ...Read more

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I need an interpretation for transrectal ultrasound for female, where do I go?

I need an interpretation for transrectal ultrasound for female, where do I go?

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 medical record. Get a copy. If you want a second opinion you can request a digital copy of the study and find a radiologist to give an interpretation or check with your primary care doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is transrectal ultrasound enough to confirm if you have pcos?

Is transrectal ultrasound enough to confirm if you have pcos?

See answer: Using intravaginal us, pcos is defined as having 12 or more small follicles in each ovary by rotterdam criteria (some say 15-16). However drs. May not rely solely on the us exam. Many woman have “cystic ovaries” without symptoms of hyperandrogenism, and there are some women who have been diagnosed with pcos without classical cystic ovaries. ...Read more

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Is testicular ultrasound a transrectal ultrasound!?

Is testicular ultrasound a transrectal ultrasound!?

No: Testicular us looks for abnormalities of the testicle. Transrectal us is used to evaluate either the anal sphincter mechanism or stage rectal rumors. ...Read more

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What's the difference between transvaginal & transrectal ultrasound in what they see?

What is nearest: Transvaginal ultrasound is often used to evaluate ovaries and that area (adnexa). Transrectal (or endorectal) ultrasound can visualize prostate (in men) and tissues around the rectum; this is most often used to evaluate rectal growths for depth of invasion and if nearby lymph nodes are enlarged (which is concerning for tumor spread). This information helps to guide treatment, and often follow-up. ...Read more

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Is having transrectal ultrasound is ok even you are not a virgin anymore because my mother is there that why I am not able to say the truth?

Is having transrectal ultrasound is ok even you are not a virgin anymore because my mother is there that why I am not able to say the truth?

It's OK, but...: It's OK to do this if not a virgin. However, the reason for needing this test might reveal to your mom that you're not a virgin. It might diagnose a problem that shows you must have had sex, e.g. pregnancy or fallopian tube infection, which usually is an STD. You have the right to talk to the doctor or have ultrasound in private, without mom. If not possible, maybe best to be honest with her. ...Read more

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Trying to figure out if there are any difference s between a : "transrectal prostate" vs only a "prostate" ultrasound?

Trying to figure out if there are any difference s between a : "transrectal prostate" vs only a "prostate" ultrasound?

Same. ..: Experience has told us placing ultrasound probe in the rectum right next to the prostate is the most direct easiest way to visualize the configuration and texture of the prostate. Transrectal. .. is more technically specific, but the goal of either term is the same as described. It is abbreviated as TRUS and serves as a wonderful guide to do prostate biopsy. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to get an ultrasound test done?

No: Ultrasound exams use sound waves to produce the images, and are painless. Some ultrasounds are performed with a transducer inside the body (vagina, rectum, throat), there may be some discomfort associated with the transducer placement. ...Read more

Transrectal Ultrasound (Definition)

Transrectal ultrasound involves the insertion of a special probe through the anus to obtain ultrasound images of the ...Read more