An Ultrasound is a non-invasive imaging technique that is safe and painless. It uses a scope which in case of a Scrotal USG, is moved around in the scrotal area.
What is Scrotal USG?
A Scrotal USG or a scrotal ultrasound is an imaging technique that is used to evaluate the testicles and the surrounding scrotal tissues.
- Generally used to confirm the presence of a mass in the scrotal area which was felt by the doctor or patient during examination.
- Helps diagnose trauma or injury to the scrotal area.
- Used to determine the cause of testicular pain.
- Helps evaluate the cause of infertility in men.
A Scrotal USG is helpful to locate undescended testes in young boys.
How is a Scrotal USG performed?
A Scrotal USG typically takes about 20-30 minutes.
- You will be asked to lie on a table with your legs spread wide.
- The technician or doctor will place a towel or pillow below your scrotum to elevate it .
- Wide strips of tape may be put on your thighs or under your scrotum to further elevate it.
- A ultrasound gel is applied to your testicles.
- The scope is then glided over your scrotum and you may feel pressure.
By moving the scope back and forth on your scrotum, the technician/doctor gets different images of the area during a Scrotal USG.
Side effects/risks of Scrotal USG
Just like any other ultrasounds, a Scrotal USG has no known risks.
Preparation before performing Scrotal USG
For a Scrotal USG, Scrotal USG preparation before the procedure:
- Change into a loose gown for easy scope access..
- Remove any jewellery or metal objects in the area.
- No special preparation even for young boys who undergo the procedure.
Post-care after Scrotal USG
Once the Scrotal USG procedure is over:
- The technician will ask you to wipe the gel applied.
- You can carry on your daily routine and activities.
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