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Men's Health ultrasound scans 

Our men's health/symptomatic testicular screening scans are important for diagnosing early testicular cancer, particularly in young men, and for older men scans can be helpful in identifying prostate problems. If you would like to make an appointment, please contact your GP to discuss the possibility of a referral. 


Testicular Checks

Young men between the ages of 15 and 39 are most often affected by testicular cancer. Look for any small, hard lumps within the testicles or changes in the feel of the testicles. Usually an ultrasound scan will show such lumps to be benign (non-cancerous), however it is best to check as early detection can save a life. Other symptoms and signs of testicular cancer include:

  • Pain or swelling in the testicles
  • Lumps or nodules in the testicles, whether painful or not
  • Enlargement of the testicles or change in the way a testicle feels
  • Pain in the lower abdomen, back, or groin areas
  • Swelling of the scrotum or collection of fluid within the scrotum.

Many men with testicular cancer will not feel ill and may report no symptoms. It's also important to remember that other benign conditions can cause the symptoms listed above. However, since early stage testicular cancer is curable, men should see a doctor if they have any of the warning signs or symptoms of testicular cancer. 

 


Prostate Checks

Common symptoms of prostate enlargement include:

  • Decreased force of the urine stream
  • Pain and/or difficulty when passing urine
  • Passing urine more frequently (especially at night)
  • Blood in the urine

Koru Ultrasound can examine the prostate through the abdominal wall with a full bladder. 

"Trans-abdominal ultrasound of the prostate is of value in assessing the size of the enlarged prostate and in the general detection of pathological changes.”*

 

*(Ref: Differential Diagnosis in Ultrasound: A Teaching Atlas By Guenter Schmidt 2006).