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

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

Dr. Michael Gabor
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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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What is the definition or description of: transrectal ultrasound?

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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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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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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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

Transrectal Ultrasound (Definition)

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