About the Scan - Testicular Ultrasound

SMIL offers a testicular ultrasound exam to evaluate disorders of the testicles, epididymis and scrotum.

A testicular ultrasound exam is typically used to:

  • Determine whether a mass in the scrotum felt by the patient or doctor is cystic or solid.
  • Diagnose results of trauma to the scrotal area.
  • Diagnose causes of testicular pain or swelling such as inflammation or torsion.
  • Evaluate the cause of infertility such as varicocele.
  • Look for the location of un-descended testis.

A testicular ultrasound can also be used to locate and evaluate masses, or lumps and tumors, in the testicles or scrotum. Collections of fluid and abnormalities of the blood vessels may appear as masses and can be assessed by a testicular ultrasound. Masses, both outside and within the testicles, may be benign or malignant and should be evaluated as soon as they are detected.

Learn how to prepare for a scrotum ultrasound exam in the preparations for a testicular ultrasound exam section.

Find out if a scrotum ultrasound exam is right for you in the benefits and risks of a testicular ultrasound exam section.

For a downloadable/printable PDF about this exam with preparation instructions click here.

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