Why appoint an ultrasound of the male reproductive system
Ultrasound is a diagnostic method using ultrasound, during which a specialist uses a special sensor to scan the kidneys, prostate and bladder in order to identify possible pathologies. In carrying out a full ultrasound (ultrasound diagnosis) of the prostate gland and the scrotum organs in order to prevent diseases of the sexual sphere needs every man who has crossed the forty-year age line.
Factors negatively affecting men’s health
Many factors negatively affect men’s health, such as frequent hypothermia, infectious diseases and inflammatory processes, tumors, a decrease in the frequency of sexual contacts and the very quality of sex life. The doctor may suspect a violation of the activity of the prostate even when performing palpation (finger examination), but more often there is a need to prescribe ultrasound, as this diagnosis is a more informative source about the condition of the organs of the male genitourinary system.
When men are recommended ultrasound of the reproductive system
An andrologist or a urologist can refer a man to the ultrasound scan of the reproductive system both in the case of prophylactic examinations and if there are any symptoms indicating a violation of men’s health. So, ultrasound is prescribed for difficulties during urination, a feeling of partial emptying of the bladder, discomfort or pain in the area of the sacrum or perineum. Ultrasound diagnostics is also prescribed in case of problems with sexuality associated with potency, inability to conceive a child, etc. Ultrasound of the male reproductive system allows you to determine:
Inflammatory and non-inflammatory processes of the testicles and epididymis
Varicose veins of the spermatic cord, cord twisting
Tumors and neoplasms
Prostate adenoma, prostatitis
Dropsy testicle, etc.
How is the ultrasound of the male reproductive system
When prescribing an ultrasound scan of the reproductive system, kidneys and bladder, the doctor will determine the most effective way to diagnose, since the preparation for each method has differences. The first, transrectal diagnostic method, involves the introduction of an ultrasound sensor directly into the rectum, this method allows you to get as close as possible to the prostate and gives the most accurate diagnostic results. Using the transabdominal method, a specialist scans the suprapubic area with a sensor, guiding them across the surface of the abdominal skin.
Preparation for the transrectal method requires a diet for 3 days before the examination, the purpose of such nutrition is to avoid increased gas formation and normalize intestinal motility. On the eve of transrectal ultrasound, a cleansing enema is performed, and food should not be taken on the day of diagnosis. Preparing for the transabdominal method is much easier: ultrasound is performed with a filled bladder, before the study begins, the patient should feel a weak urge to urinate, so about an hour before the diagnosis a man needs to drink about a liter of pure water. The public register of medical institutions of Ukraine will help you choose a clinic for ultrasound of the reproductive system: if it is difficult to choose a clinic yourself, you can turn to our specialist for free help.