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Scrotal Ultrasound (Overview)

A scrotal ultrasound uses sound waves to visualize the structures of the scrotum, including the testicles, spermatic cords & epididymides. A probe is used in a sweeping motion across the scrotum and groin to create the images. Many standard images are taken, along with measurements & doppler evaluation. Testicular tumors, fluid collections, infection & torsion can be visualized using the test.


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Is it normal to need a scrotal ultrasound?

Is it normal to need a scrotal ultrasound?

If necessary: Scrotal ultrasound is normal and indicated for following reasons:- scrotal pain, scrotal swelling, rule out testis torsion, suspected testis tumor, acute hydrocele, infertility, non-palpaable testicle in child, compare testicle size in presence of varicocele, follow-up for testicular microlithiasis. ...Read more

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Scrotal Ultrasound (Overview)

A scrotal ultrasound uses sound waves to visualize the structures of the scrotum, including the testicles, spermatic cords & epididymides. A probe is used in a sweeping motion across the scrotum and groin to create the images. Many standard images are taken, along with measurements & doppler evaluation. Testicular tumors, fluid collections, infection & torsion can be visualized using the test.


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What is the definition or description of: scrotal ultrasound?

What is the definition or description of: scrotal ultrasound?

Imaging the testes.: A scrotal ultrasound uses sound waves to visualize the structures of the scrotum, including the testicles, spermatic cords & epididymides. A probe is used in a sweeping motion across the scrotum and groin to create the images. Many standard images are taken, along with measurements & doppler evaluation. Testicular tumors, fluid collections, infection & torsion can be visualized using the test. ...Read more

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How accurate is a scrotal ultrasound at ruling out scrotal hematoceles?

How accurate is a scrotal ultrasound at ruling out scrotal hematoceles?

Very accurate: If negative. A negative scrotal ultrasound effectively excludes hematoceole. ...Read more

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

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

Yes. Or Imaging ctr: Imaging procedures are done in hospitals or outpatient imaging centers. ...Read more

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Scrotal ultrasound shows mild thickening of right epidymis but NO other issues.Possible its not epidymitis? US says inconclusive of that.

Scrotal ultrasound shows mild thickening of right epidymis but NO other issues.Possible its not epidymitis? US says inconclusive of that.

Depend: It depends on your symptoms and why you had an ultrasound . In general if you are having pain and the ultrasound show thickening in the epidymis then most likely you have epidydemitis ...Read more

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14 months ago i had scrotal ultrasound for tc. Came out clear. Bus as tc is rare, could the doc have read the images wrong due to inexperience?

Scrotal Ultrasound: Information is limited - why the ultrasound was done? Ultrasound is excellent in detecting a testicular mass. It may not always differentiate benign from malignant tumors. Ultrasound is always operator dependent.. ...Read more

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Would scrotal ultrasound rule out fourniers gangrene? Have fever plus scrotal discoloration.

Not useful: Physical symptoms of fournier's gangrene are progressive and include the following: 1) crepitant ("spongy" to the touch) skin which may be painful or numb; 2) dead and discolored (gray-black) tissue; murky and malodorous fluid weeping from skin; 3) fever and lethargy; 4) increasing genital pain and redness; 5) swelling of tissue in the genital area. ...Read more

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How easily would a testicular abscess be picked up on a scrotal ultrasound? Even a smaller abscess? Easily noticed?

How easily would a testicular abscess be picked up on a scrotal ultrasound? Even a smaller abscess? Easily noticed?

Quite easy if...: Scrotal ultrasound is supporting tool to "confirm" a clinical suspicion and diagnosis which is suggested and reached through a detailed info on specifics, relevance, and sequence of events of all symptoms plus properly performed physical exam and tests as needed. So doing will uplift the usefulness of scrotal US - very effective! ...Read more

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Scrotal ultrasound measured testicular length at 5 cm, bilateral hydrocele is 1.7 cc. What is the actual testicular length?

5 cm.: A hydrocele is not 'counted' in the length of the testis. It is a fluid collection around the testis. The testis is solid and usually measured in 3 dimensions. ...Read more

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If a man had mild orchitis would it still be easily noticeable on a scrotal ultrasound? What does it look like to the radiologist on the ultrasound?

If a man had mild orchitis would it still be easily noticeable on a scrotal ultrasound? What does it look like to the radiologist on the ultrasound?

See remark: Inflammation of testis (orchitis) if treated usually leaves NO residual effect.The ultrasound would not show anything significant .unless one had mumps then there will be some shrinkage in the size of the testicle ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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