Prostate enlargement is among the most frequent problems found in males today.
Males above the age of 60 should have their prostate checked either digitally or by sonography. Transpubic Prostate Sonography that evaluates size, weight, and texture of the prostate and the urinary bladder detecting the wall bladder wall thickness, polyps, tumors, etc. This test is done at MHS locations by specially trained technicians, avoiding the rectal exam for some patients for prostate evaluation.
This testing is extremely important in male patients as prostate pathology is very prevalent.
Routine Periodic Testing Of Prostate By Pelvis Sonography
The Transpubic Prostate Sonography is a simple test that can be preformed by MHS using technicians, equipment and verified interpreters.
Transpubic Prostate Sonography potentially identifies known or unknown stones, polyps, tumors, chronic cystitis, etc. in the bladder that may times go unnoticed.
Transpubic Prostate Sonography takes only a few minutes. The only prep needed is for the patient to have a full urinary bladder. A couple of glasses of water should be given to the patient before the test is performed if he had urinated in the previous two hours. The test is completed by placing a probe on the pubic hairline of the patient without exposing the genitals.
With the conjunction of Transpubic Prostate Sonography and blood PSA testing (prostatic-specific antigen), in a few minutes your physician can evaluate enlargement of the prostate and pathologies in the urinary bladder in the convenience of the office, so sometimes avoiding unnecessary referrals to hospitals and specialists.
Testing your prostate periodically will help your longevity and quality of life!