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The private testicular ultrasound is a men's health, screening ultrasound scan to examine the male reproductive organs such as the testes, epididymis, spermatic cord and the scrotum. Testicular lumps are very common and the test will identify what the lump is for example if the lump is benign such a cyst or something more serious such as testicular cancer.
The scrotum or testicular sack contains the testes and the epididymis. It is very common for pain or lumps to developed within the scrotal sac. In most cases these lumps are benign and the scrotal ultrasound is being used to confirm what the lump is. Other possible abnormalities within the scrotal sac are an absent or undescended testicle, inflammation, testicular torsion (twisted testis), fluid collection, enlarged blood vessels (varicoceles) or a mass (lump or a tumour), infertility.
The testicular ultrasound scan may be performed in the investigation of a number of problems including:
There is no need for any preparation for this private ultrasound examination.
The testicular screening test will examine and evaluate your reproductive organs for any abnormality such as:
Our sonographer will explain the procedure before the examination commences. You will be asked to lower your trousers and underwear to your knees and lie on the couch on your back. A small amount of gel will be applied to the scrotal sac and the transducer will be moved around the scrotum to obtain the images.
The ultrasound scan uses sound waves and therefore is painless. Even if you have scrotal pain the scrotal scan, should not amplify your pain.
At the end of the examination, we will discuss the findings with you and we will provide you with a report for your medical records.
You can now combine your scan with one of our screening tests to get the full picture of your health. All our tests are done at the internationally renowned The Doctor’s Laboratory. The Doctor’s laboratory works with NHS trusts and major UK private hospitals.
You can find more information about our add-on screening blood test here.
Please add the screening test when you book your ultrasound scan from our add-on packages.
The short answer is Yes, testicular cancer can be detected on ultrasound. Testicular ultrasound is the primary diagnostic investigation for any abnormalities within the scrotum and especially when testicular cancer is suspected.
Testicular cancer is a growth of a mass within the testicles.
We believe that quick access to diagnostic tests can improve diagnosis and treatment. The cost of any private examination should not be prohibited to someones well being and therefore we are trying to keep the cost of the testicular scan as low as possible.