How do ultrasound prostate, the rules of preparation for the study and interpretation of results
Indications for an ultrasound examination
Ultrasound of the prostate can be assigned, if a man complains:
- pain in the perineum;
- lack of erection or decrease of sexual desire;
- pain during intercourse;
- constant feeling of incomplete emptying of the bladder;
- frequent urge to the toilet;
- difficulty and painful urination;
- blood in the urine or semen;
Men are recommended not less often than once a year to do routine ultrasound of the prostate, even if there is no apparent reason. Especially such preventive measures relevant to men over the age of 35 years.
Transabdominal ultrasound usually does not require special preparation from the patient, but to come to the examination with a full bladder.
Above was a list of the common provisions of how to prepare for ultrasound of the prostate. Some recommendations can be individual, therefore the doctor should clarify this point.
Despite the fact that ultrasound of the prostate is one of the safest methods of examination, it also has a number of contraindications.
The presence of cracks or inflammation of the skin in the anus transrectal examination is not assigned because at the time of diagnosis the patient will experience pain. The same applies to acute hemorrhoids. In these situations, ultrasound doing a different method, or postpone the diagnosis until the patient's condition is normalized.
Examination of the transrectal method is not performed if the patient just before the appointment, an ultrasound had surgery in the perineum or in the rectum.
It is essential that all seams are completely healed.
If a man removed the rectum, which instead was formed an artificial anastom through which the exit of feces from the body, the man should inform their doctor before a procedure, ultrasound of the prostate.
Transabdominal ultrasound also has a number of contraindications. Itdo not, if the patient has a skin lesion in the abdomen, where there should be skin contact with the sensor. The procedure will be painful, which complicate the diagnostic procedure.
If one of the possible contraindications patient is an alternative method of diagnosis.
Some medical centers for disease of the reproductive organs are offered to patients to see how to do ultrasound of the prostate in special video lessons. In the process of watching the doctor with detailed comments for all actions occurring on the screen. According to experts, these classes allow a man close to see with the upcoming procedure and not to be afraid of her.
After a detailed study of the results of the prostate examination, the doctor puts the final diagnosis. In the presence of abnormalities for each patient will develop an individual treatment plan.