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Trans Rectal Us – Prostate is a technique used to generate images of prostate gland along with the neighboring tissues.

What is Trans Rectal Us – Prostate?

Trans Rectal Us – Prostate is a test conducted for various reasons, some of which are listed below:

  • Trans Rectal Us – Prostate helps detect the abnormal enlargement of the prostate gland.
  • It can help detect other diseases of the prostate like prostate cancer.
  • It can also detect the reasons for infertility.

Trans Rectal Us – Prostate can provide information about other anomalies while the digital rectal examination is being conducted.

How is Trans Rectal Us – Prostate performed?

Trans Rectal Us – Prostate is performed as follows:

  • The patient is made to relax on the table wearing comfortable clothes.
  • The colon and the bladder need to be empty. So, an enema is administered to empty the colon.
  • The patient has to lie on his sides with his hands close to the chest.
  • The transducer is covered with a protective layer and is placed over the rectum.
  • The transducer sends out sound waves which produce echoes. These echoes will, in turn, create images on the monitor of the computer.
  • The images can be observed for any abnormalities of the prostate.

The procedure of Trans Rectal Us – Prostate can be completed in 15 to 30 minutes.

Side effects/risks of Trans Rectal Us – Prostate

Side effects of Trans Rectal Us – Prostate may be some or one of the following:

  • Rectal bleeding may be observed.
  • Presence of blood in urine, semen or feces.

Preparation before performing Trans Rectal Us – Prostate

Preparation of Trans Rectal Us – Prostate is:

  • The patient should avoid a dose of aspirin for at least a week before the test.

Post-care after Trans Rectal Us – Prostate

Post care for Trans Rectal Us – Prostate is:

  • Follow-up in case of discomfort

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