The two testicles are the primary male reproductive organs. They produce sperm and the male sex hormone testosterone. Scrotum is the sac which hangs below the penis and contains the two testicles. Male partner in the marriage is sometimes advised to undergo ultrasound of the scrotum to identify the cause of male infertility. If there is any kind of swelling or pain in the testicles then also ultrasound is advised. Some patients have undescended testicles in which one or even both the testicles are not in the scrotum. In such cases also ultrasound of the scrotum helps. If there is any kind of lump in the scrotum which can be felt during clinical examination then ultrasound is done to identify the shape, size and echotecture of the lump to classify it as a benign or malignant tumour and carry out further investigations like MRI.
Scrotum Ultrasound is done to verify whether a lump in your scrotum or testicles is a solid mass indicating tumour. If the lump in the scrotum is filled with fluid, it indicates a cyst. Scrotum ultrasound also helps in evaluating the extent of any kind of injury during a trauma to the testicles. It could be testicular torsion which is twisted testicles. Each testicle connects to the rest of the body by a spermatic cord. This tube contains an artery and a vein. The tube also includes the vas deferens, which carries sperm from the testicles to the urethra. In Scrotum Ultrasound the radiologist can study blood flow in the testicles to find narrowing or blockages interfering with the flow of semen and hindering fertility.
Ultrasound scrotum costs in the range of Rs. 1500 - 2000 at our centres. Since the ultrasound is done for male patients, appointment with male radiologist is required by most of the patients. The time taken for doing the ultrasound scan in pregnancy is 10-15 minutes and the report is made available within 15-30 minutes of the scan being completed. There is no requirement of fasting for this ultrasound scan. You will have to remove your trousers and innerwear for doing this ultrasound. The doctor is going to put a probe on your scrotum and perform the scanning. This ultrasound is not meant for those who are shy of dropping their pants. We have multiple centres in the NCR Region and you can get appointment at any of our centres at Bhiwadi by calling on the numbers +91-8800188334 / 8800188335 / 8800188336.
Dr Rajesh Choudhary has more than 20 years of experience in the field of Radiology. Dr Choudhary has been trained in the latest radiological techniques from Sardar Patel Medical College, Bikaner and PGI Chandigarh.
Dr Shruti Sangwan has been trained at Lady Hardinge Medical College, Maulana Azad Medical College, PGI Chandigarh and Artemis Hospital Bhiwadi in the field of Radiology and has more than 18 years of experience.