Ultrasound - Scrotum

This test uses sound waves to create images of the testicles and other tissue inside the scrotum.




This test uses sound waves to create images of the testicles and other tissue inside the scrotum.



An ultrasound of the scrotum uses sound waves to create images of the testicles and other tissue in the scrotum.

Your healthcare provider may order this test if you are having signs or symptoms related to the contents of the scrotum. These can include:

  • Pain
  • A change in the size or appearance of the scrotum
  • A mass or lump in the scrotum

Here are some things you should know before having this test.

  • Your healthcare provider can tell you other things you need to do to prepare.
  • Ultrasounds of the scrotum are usually painless. You may have some discomfort during the test if your scrotum or testicle(s) are swollen or tender.
  • The test usually takes about 30 minutes.

For this ultrasound, you will lie on your back with your legs spread.

  • A technician will cover a probe with a clear gel before moving it over your scrotum.
  • The gel helps send the sound waves to the computer.

The costs for this test include the charge for the test (facility charge) and physician charges (for performing or interpreting the test). You may get separate bills from the facility and the physician's office.

What should I ask my healthcare provider before having this test?

  • Is there any special preparation for the test? (If so, get clear instructions on what you need to do.
  • Why are you ordering this test? Will the test results change my treatment plan? If not, do I need the test?

Source UHC.com

Also known as:

Ultrasound - Scrotum
Ultrasound
Scrotum Ultrasound
Scrotum Sonogram


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