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Everything You Need to Know About Scrotal Ultrasounds

If you are feeling apprehensive about an upcoming scrotal ultrasound, the first thing you need to know is that it's painless, and while it might be embarrassing, keep in mind that your doctor has recommended this test for a very good reason. You probably don't need to shave, and if you get aroused, it's really no big deal. Really.

 

A Scrotal WHAT?

If you're like most guys, "scrotal" and "ultrasound" are two words you never imagined you'd hear in the same sentence. Most people associate ultrasounds with one thing only: pregnancy. However, ultrasounds have all kinds of uses. There are breast ultrasounds, abdominal ultrasounds, heart ultrasounds, thyroid ultrasounds, and, as you now know, scrotal ultrasounds (any many more, too).
 
Your doctor probably recommended a scrotal ultrasound because you have a lump, pain, swelling, fertility problems, a scrotal or testicular injury, or an undescended testicle. Ultrasound is a fabulous tool because it's fast, painless, easy, and relatively cheap. Essentially, it gives you a picture of your insides, which can be a very valuable thing.
 
More than likely, you feel a little (or a lot) apprehensive about an upcoming scrotal ultrasound, and you've likely got lots of questions. We're here to help, with real-world questions and answers about scrotal ultrasounds.
 

Will It Hurt?

This is one of the main questions almost everyone has when faced with the prospect of having a medical test or procedure done. And for most procedures, you'll get watered-down answers that include vague phrases such as "minor discomfort." However, we can quite confidently ease your mind on this one. You're unlikely to feel any pain or even discomfort. If your scrotum or testicle is very tender, it may hurt a bit, but no more than any other handling would.
 
Remember, there are no needles, no IVs, no pinching, no poking or prodding. When we say no pain, we mean it.
 
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