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Ultrasound examination of the testes, epididymides, testicular veins and prostate

  • With this ultrasound examination we want to be certain of the mass and composition of the testes, to check the normalcy of the epididymides and the presence of any cysts, and, lastly, to check whether testicular veins are distended or at rest, following a special test (Valsalva, which can show us if there is varicocele present). U/S can show if there is some damage (a nodule or cyst) in the testes so that it may be more extensively explored.

    The prostate ultrasound is performed if required by urologist colleagues, in order to clarify whether there are indications of chronic prostatitis. It is performed using a special ultrasound probe, which is inserted into the rectum.