Why It Is Done
Testicular ultrasound is done to:
- Evaluate a mass or pain in the testicles.
- Identify and monitor infection or inflammation of the testicles or Reference epididymis Opens New Window.
- Identify twisting of the Reference spermatic cord Opens New Window cutting off blood supply to the testicles (Reference testicular torsion Opens New Window).
- Monitor for recurrence of testicular cancer.
- Locate an Reference undescended testicle Opens New Window.
- Identify fluid in the scrotum (Reference hydrocele Opens New Window), fluid in the epididymis (spermatocele), blood in the scrotum (hematocele), or pus in the scrotum (pyocele).
- Guide a Reference biopsy Opens New Window needle for testicular biopsy when testing for Reference infertility Opens New Window.
- Evaluate an injury to the genital area.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference January 31, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Christopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology