Testes & Scrotum Scan

Men's Scrotal Ultrasound

Testes & Scrotum Scan
  • Reveals whether you have a cyst or torsion
  • Evaluates disorders of testicles & scrotum
  • Painless & non-invasive
Pricing From £140
Consultation duration 20 minutes
Professional Sonographer
Next Steps Consultation
Results Same day report
The purpose of this ultrasound is to examine the contents of the testes and scrotum. The scan usually examines the testicles for any lumps and swelling, and includes assessment of the superficial tissues of the scrotum, the testes, epididymis (tube connected to the testis) and the spermatic cord.

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Testes & scrotum ultrasound, also known as a testicular sonogram or scrotal ultrasound, is a painless and non-invasive exam that can help your sonographer identify a wide range of conditions before they progress.

A testicular ultrasound is the primary imaging method used to observe and diagnose abnormalities in the testicles.

Typical examples of having this ultrasound scan are to investigate:

  • Causes of testicular lumps & pain
  • Infertility health
  • History of infection, inflammation or discomfort
  • Determine the outcome of trauma to your scrotum
  • Causes of swelling of the scrotum for conditions such as scrotal hernias, epididymal cysts, hydrocoele or varicocele (fluid around tested or dilated veins), unexplained swelling & testicular masses
  • Part of Sexual Health Screening

Typical findings of the testicular scan include:

  • Inflammation in the testicle & epididymis
  • A benign or malignant testicular tumour
  • Verification of whether a scrotal or testicular lump is solid (indicating a tumour) or fluid filler (indicating a cyst)
  • Twisting of the testicle on its axis (testicular torsion, where a twisted spermatic cord restricts blood flow to the testicle)
  • A benign collection of fluid around the testicle (hydrocele)
  • Fluid-filled benign cysts that develop on the ducts of the testicle (spermatocele)
  • Dilated veins (varicocele)

Testes & Scrotal Ultrasound Scan:

  • Testes & Scrotal Ultrasound Scan: Cost £140


What does a testicular ultrasound show?

A testicular ultrasound is a non-invasive scan that provides pictures of a male’s testicles & surrounding tissues using high-frequency sound waves.

Images from the test will help doctors detect patterns that might indicate cancer. They can also reveal whether you have a cyst (fluid-filled sac), turmo or torsion. An ultrasound can also diagnose testicular cancer or problems with blood flow in the scrotum.

How do I prepare for a scrotal ultrasound?

For a testicular ultrasound, there is usually no special preparation required.

No need to fast, alter your diet, or maintain a full bladder prior to the scan. Typically, you will not receive sedatives, anaesthesia, or topical numbing agents.

Medication should not be interrupted or discontinued before a testicular ultrasound. However, if you are taking prescription or OTC medications, please speak with your primary care physician about their potential effects beforehand.

How long does a testicular ultrasound take?

Ultrasound imaging of the scrotum usually takes between 15 and 20 minutes, but sometimes it can take a bit more time.

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