Ultrasound in Scrotal/Testicular Doppler - Usha IVF Anand
An ultrasonic scan is a medical procedure that creates live images of the inside of the body using high-frequency sound waves. Ultrasounds, often known as sonograms or sonography, allow doctors to see the soft tissues of the body in a way that X-rays cannot. Ultrasounds are used by doctors for a variety of purposes, including determining the cause of pain, swelling, and infection. Ultrasound scans are painless and safe. Ultrasound in Scrotal Doppler is a type of imaging that examines the scrotum. The testicles are contained in a flesh-covered sac that hangs between the legs at the base of the penis. Male reproductive organs that produce sperm and the hormone testosterone are known as testicles. They’re in the scrotum, together with other small organs, blood arteries, and the vas deferens, a small tube.
What Is a Scrotal Ultrasound?
The scrotum is imaged using sound waves in a scrotal ultrasound test (the pouch of skin at the base of the penis that contains the testicles). Sound waves are sent into the scrotum by an ultrasound machine, and images are recorded on a computer.
Why Are Scrotal Ultrasounds Done?
- When doctors are concerned about signs like scrotal pain or swelling, they perform a scrotal ultrasound.
- Scrotal ultrasonography can reveal.
- The size of the testicles • symptoms of testicular damage
- A cyst or tumor in the scrotum
- Abnormally swollen veins in the scrotum (varicocele)
- Fluid collection around the testicle (hydrocele)
- Testicle twisting (testicular torsion)
- Infection or inflammation in the epididymis (epididymitis) or in the testicle (orchitis) an absent or undecided testicle