A male Pelvic ultrasound scan is generally used to view the urinary bladder and the prostate.

It may be requested in cases of

  • Pelvic pain
  • Pelvic mass
  • Difficulty in passing urine
  • Increased urgency in passing urine
  • Prostatic enlargement

 

During the ultrasound examination we will  make a detailed study of the size, shape and condition of the:

  • Urinary Bladder, Both full and immediately after emptying (You will be sent to a lavatory to emopty your bladder)
  • Both Right and Left Kidneys and their ureters
  • The Prostate gland

A written report of the findings will be provided, with images where necessary to demonstrate abnormal findings.

 

What preparation is required for the a Male- Pelvic Ultrasound scan?

A full bladder allows greatly enhanced visualisation of the pelvic organs and you will need to drink a pint of water in the hour before your scan. During this period, please do not empty your bladder.

No other preparation is required.

 

What will happen during the examination?

The pelvic ultrasound examination is non-invasive and painless. You will be asked to lie on your back on the examination couch and expose your lower abdomen. Our highly qualified and experienced Sonographer will move a transducer lubricated with warm gel over your lower abdomen to obtain the necessary images. You are welcome to ask questions during your examination. You may bring someone into the examination room with you if you wish (no children please), and a HealthCare Assistant will also be on hand should you require support or a chaperone.

 

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