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Doctor insights on: Transrectal Ultrasound Preparation

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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

Dr. Michael Gabor
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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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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 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

Transrectal Ultrasound (Definition)

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