Testicular Ultrasound Specialist

Orange Diagnostic Ultrasound, Inc. -  - Diagnostic Ultrasound Services

Orange Diagnostic Ultrasound, Inc.

Diagnostic Ultrasound Services located in Orange, CA

If you injure yourself while playing sports or notice an unusual bump or lump, a testicular ultrasound can provide you with greater insights and peace of mind. At Orange Diagnostic Ultrasound, Inc., in Orange, California, we offer testicular ultrasounds on-site in our comfortable facility. Once your physician has written your order, call the office or book online for your appointment.

Testicular Ultrasound Q&A

What is a testicular ultrasound?

A testicular ultrasound is a diagnostic imaging procedure that uses soundwaves to take detailed images of your testicles and the tissues in your scrotum. 

A man’s testicles play an important role in reproduction. They produce sperm and the male sex hormone testosterone. If you experience pain or swelling in your pelvic area or near your testicles and scrotum, it may point to a more serious underlying health problem. 

A testicular ultrasound can pinpoint these issues and provide insight to the doctor in developing a custom treatment plan.

Why would I need a testicular ultrasound?

At Orange Diagnostic Ultrasound Inc., we use testicular ultrasound to observe and help your physician diagnose abnormalities that affect one or both testicles. We frequently use testicular ultrasound to:

  • Confirm the presence of a tumor
  • Determine the severity of trauma to your scrotum
  • Identify sources of pain or swelling
  • Assess the cause of infertility
  • Evaluate the possibility of a twisted or pinched testicle
  • Detect and evaluate varicoceles

At Orange Diagnostic Ultrasound, Inc., we also use testicular ultrasounds to examine blood flow to and around your testicles. Poor circulation to your testicles can lead to low-quality semen and erectile issues.

What is the process for receiving a testicular ultrasound?

On the day of your appointment, you lie down on your back with your legs spread or bent. Next, your technician places a towel underneath your scrotum to elevate your testicles. 

Once you’re in position, your technician applies a warm, water-based gel to your testicles and runs the handheld transducer across different areas of your scrotum. The transducer emits soundwaves that provide real-time images of your testicles and scrotum. 

Following your appointment, you get dressed and go about your regular routine. The entire process usually takes 30 minutes.

When will I receive the results of my testicular ultrasound?

Following your testicular ultrasound, we give your results to the radiologist. The radiologist reviews the images taken during your appointment and sends a comprehensive report to your primary care physician. 

Once your physician receives your results, they call you to schedule an appointment to explain your results and treatment options.

To schedule your testicular ultrasound appointment at Orange Diagnostic Ultrasound, Inc., call the office or book online today.