What is a testicular scan?
Testicular scan, also referred to as groin or a scrotum ultrasound scan, is a safe and painless screening of male reproductive organs- testicles and the surrounding tissue of the scrotum.
It helps identify and diagnose the causes of a wide range of symptoms such as:
- testicular swelling and pain
- lumps and cysts in testicles
- causes of male infertility
- testicular torsion (a twisted testicle)
- varicoceles (varicose spermatic veins)
- find the location of an undescended testicle
How is the Testicular scan performed?
The scan is entirely safe and painless and it uses sound waves to obtain the insight and the images into the testicles.
It is done with the client in a comfortable reclining position. A small amount of ultrasound gel is applied to the area and the ultrasound probe then gently glides over it, scanning and recording the images, while the Doctor talks through their findings and explains what is being seen on the big screen.
What will the scan examine?
The scan will throughly examine the testicles and the surrounding tissue of the scrotum (the skin pouch that holds the testicles) for any abnormalities.
In case of lumps or cysts- those will be meticulously examined and assess in order to identify the causes. This would be an important part of a Testicular Cancer Screening.
Special attention will be given to the blood flow to and from your testicles.
Each testicle connects to the rest of the body by a spermatic cord. This tube contains an artery and a vein. The tube also includes the vas deferens, which carries sperm from the testicles to the urethra. The Doctor will apply Doppler to assess the blood flow testicles and identify any narrowing or blockages interfering with the flow of semen.
What is included:
- An immediate and full diagnostic report
- High resolution digital images
- Short consultation with the Doctor or Consultant regarding the findings
- Advice on any further steps required
Is someone available at the clinic to discuss further questions/ concerns after the scan?
Yes, an ultrasound specialist Doctor or a Consultant Radiologist will be available to talk to you if you have additional questions or concerns.
What are the preparations for this scan?
No preparations are required for testicular scan.
How easy is to book an appointment?
We introduced an easy and user friendly online booking system for your convenience.
We understand the pressures of our fast-lane lifestyles nowadays and strive to meet your busy schedule by offering a fast-track, same day appointments during weekdays and Saturdays, as well as 2 evening clinics on alternate days each week.
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