Male Pelvic Scans In Dublin

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Male Pelvic Ultrasound Scans for Public and Private Patients in Ireland

Using ultrasound, a male pelvic scan is a detailed examination of the male pelvis to examine the urinary bladder, area of concern, lower ureters and the size of the prostate if indicated.

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    We are a group of Professional Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, Midwives and Board certified Consultant Radiologists.

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    We provide immediate verbal results and a
    written report when indicated.

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    Medical scan results are interpreted by a Consultant Radiologist. Results and diagnosis are faxed to your GP within 24 to 48 hours.



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You will need a full bladder for this examination.

If you have a problem keeping a full bladder, you may arrive early to drink your water at the clinic. If you are too uncomfortable, you may void some urine to relieve the pressure but try not to empty the bladder.

Kidneys, appendix and areas of the bowel in the region of concern are often included in the examination.

You will be asked to empty your bladder at the end of the exam and then the sonographer will take more pictures of your bladder to measure the volume of remaining urine.

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  • doller_blue Male Pelvic Scan €150
  • location_blue 21 Main St. Blackrock Co. Dublin
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Dr. Conor O’toole" The standard of service is in excess of expectations. The scope of  scanning and standards of reporting are excellent. "

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Dr. Paul Carson"My patients have been availing of the ultrasound services and find it excellent."

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Kathy Milliken C.I.M.I"The clinic is beautifully laid out and the sonographer was really lovely. It was amazing to see Baby W in Such detail! " workplace

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Ongoing symptoms

For chronic or ongoing symptoms we suggest you wait until early in your next cycle on day 3 to day 5 before having your pelvic ultrasound. If you are still having your period that will not affect the accuracy of the examination. When performing a pelvic ultrasound, large cystic structures should not be observed on healthy ovaries early in the cycle. However, if an ultrasound is performed during the middle of the cycle, hormonal changes, which can lead to structural changes may make it difficult to determine whether a cystic structure is a true dominant follicle (which is a normal finding) or a type of functional cyst (abnormal finding).

For example, a patient may report left sided pain in the pelvis. An ultrasound that is performed during the middle of the cycle may demonstrate a left ovarian cystic structure measuring at 3 cm. This may represent a dominant follicle which is a part of the normal cycle or an abnormal structure that may represent a functional cyst which may or may not be the cause of pain. In such a case, the examination would have to be repeated after the next cycle has started and this could delay the diagnosis.


  •  Full bladder for transabdominal
  • Empty bladder for a transvaginal

A full bladder is required for this test so you are advised to drink at least 500ml to 1000ml of water an hour prior to the appointment. Your bladder will be emptied before performing an internal if necessary for further clarification of findings. Most pelvic ultrasounds are performed through a combination of transabdominal and transvaginal methods. Firstly, the patient is examined transabdominally with a full bladder to assess uterus, ovaries and the adnexa (which is the area around the pelvic organs).

This approach provides a physical overview of the patient’s reproductive organs. However, it may be difficult to properly examine certain internal organs through transabdominal methods, which is when a transvaginal approach can be used. Most importantly, a combination of both approaches decreases the chance of missing an adnexal mass or cyst that is located high within the pelvis.

Length of scan

  • 10–30 minutes.

Organs and structures that are solid and uniform like ovaries and uterus or fluid filled like the bladder show up clearly on a pelvic ultrasound.

Ultrasound is the most commonly used method to examine the uterus and the ovaries when indicated by abdominal and pelvic pain or menstrual problems; such as heavy and painful periods as well as abnormal intermittent bleeding. Ultrasound can detect cysts, fibroids, endometrial thickening and numerous other uterine and ovarian abnormalities. It is also very useful if there is concern about the position of an intrauterine contraceptive device.

Fertility Scans:

Results from your fertility ultrasound examination will be available immediately after your appointment. We will provide a copy for you and your gynaecologist or fertility specialist.

We are also happy to email a digital copy to you to send to your fertility centre.

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What does Trans-abdominal Pelvic Ultrasound involve?


The patient lies on an examination table. Using a probe lubricated with warm gel, the sonographer moves the probe across the lower abdomen to obtain necessary images of pelvic structures. The full bladder provides a window so that pelvic structures can be visualized. There are times when it is necessary to gather more precise and detailed information and a transvaginal or internal ultrasound will also be indicated. The sonographer will ask you to empty your bladder for this test.


A transvaginal ultrasound can provide very detailed information about the uterus, endometrium and ovaries. It is very indicative when following follicle size and number during fertility treatments. A transabdominal ultrasound will always be performed first to give an over view of pelvic structures. The patient then empties her bladder and a specially designed transducer or ultrasound probe is placed within the vagina so that detailed images of the uterus and ovaries can be taken. The patient’s hips are raised on a cushion as she lies on an examination table. The patient is kept well covered by a sheet during the test. The ultrasound probe is disinfected and covered by a sterile sheath.

Pelvic Scan (Male) FAQs

Do I need an appointment?

Yes, ultrasound exams do need an appointment. If you cannot attend your appointment we appreciate if you can give 24 hours notice.

Do I need a referral letter from my GP?

No, you do not need a referral letter for a medical scan. If you come in without a referral letter the report will be emailed to you and you may pass it on to your GP. We do not send reports to a GP if they have not ordered it. If there are urgent findings we will help you arrange a doctor’s visit where you can take the report with you as you may need a referral to a consultant.

What is the preparation for a male pelvic exam?

For the male pelvic exam you will need a full bladder. It is recommended that the patient drink 1 litre of water prior to your appointment time. It is best if this is finished at least 20 minutes prior to the scan time in order to allow the liquid to fill the bladder.

What organs are viewed in a male pelvic exam?

With this exam we image and evaluate the bladder and the volume of the prostate.

What happens during the male pelvic scan?

The male pelvic scan is a trans-abdominal scan where the transducer/camera along with gel is placed on the area of concern and scanned. After imaging the bladder and prostate the sonographer will need the patient to empty the bladder and return to the exam room to check that the bladder has completely emptied by measuring the volume left.

How long will the exam take?

The scheduled time for this exam is 30 minutes.

Who will report my pelvic exam?

After the sonographer has completed your exam the images will be sent to a consultant radiologist who will report your scan.

When will I receive my results?

You will get verbal results from the sonographer at the end of the examination however it is up to the radiologist to make a final report. The formal report will be sent to your GP by post which may take up to 5 days. If you are self-referred it may also take up to 5 days for you to receive the formal report by email. If there are urgent findings the process will be expedited and faxed to your GP within 24 hours.


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