NJ Kidney, Bladder, and Testicular Ultrasound
The kidneys, bladder, and testicles are all part of the urinary tract. The urinary tract works to make, transport, store, and release urine. This is vital to maintaining health, as urine is the waste our bodies produce. Improper function can be dangerous to the entire body.
Ultrasound imaging of this area of the body can be utilized to identify urological issues a patient may be experiencing. An ultrasound utilizes sound waves to create a picture of the kidney, bladder and testicles. Somerset Urological Associates proudly offers kidney, bladder, and testicular ultrasound from our offices conveniently located Somerset, New Jersey.
Common problems of the urinary tract that may be reasons to get a kidney, bladder, and testicular ultrasound include:
- Urinary Incontinence: Urinary incontinence is the unintended leakage of urine. There are different types of incontinence, including stress, urge, functional, and mixed.
- You are experiencing the frequent urge to urinate.
- There is an abnormal mass within your urinary tract
- Experiencing symptoms of kidney failure
- Pain while urinating
- Blood presence in urine
- Blockage in urinary tract that is blocking the passage of urine through the urethra.
- High blood pressure
Some of these symptoms may be due to a different medical concern, however an ultrasound is a valuable tool for ruling out and diagnosing urinary problems. If you are experiencing any of these above problems, head over to Somerset Urological Associates to see if a kidney, bladder, and testicular ultrasound is the right option for diagnosing your symptoms.
There are two types of ultrasound: abdominal and transrectal. Both of these methods allow your doctor to observe the urinary tract from different angles.
An abdominal ultrasound is ideal for checking the size and shape of the kidneys to determine if they are the problem behind the symptoms you may be experiencing. During an abdominal ultrasound, a jelly is placed on the lower abdomen, and transducer is held on the skin to send the sound waves. This provides a picture of the kidneys for the doctor to determine any abnormalities, if present.
A transrectal ultrasound is performed through the insertion of a probe into the rectum. This allows the doctor to get a better image of the prostate, along with any abnormalities that may be signs of a tumor. Fortunately, this method can also be utilized to collect a biopsy of the prostate if necessary, so that further medical tests can be made.
Contact Somerset Urological Associates today if you are experiencing any urological discomfort. Our professionals are ready to help you return to your daily activities and health. We are proud to be the go-to provider for kidney, bladder, and testicular ultrasounds in Somerset, New Jersey.