WHAT IS PROSTATE ULTRASOUND?
A prostate ultrasound is used to examine your prostate for the presence of any abnormalities, cancer, or other prostate-related conditions.
This test is safe and can be done in less than 15 minutes. It helps your doctor identify possible prostate conditions before they become more serious or unmanageable. A prostate ultrasound can also be used to help your doctor take a tissue sample, or biopsy, from your prostate.
Some symptoms that might prompt your doctor to recommend a prostate ultrasound include:
- trouble urinating
- blood in your urine
- lumps or nodules (excess tissue) around your rectum
- abnormal results from a blood or urine test
- low sperm count (determined using fertility tests)