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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
What do I need to know about a prostate ultrasound?
A prostate ultrasound is a test that uses sound waves to look at your prostate. It can help healthcare providers diagnose a problem with your prostate. A prostate ultrasound does not expose you to radiation.
How do I prepare for a prostate ultrasound?
Your healthcare provider will talk to you about the test. Your healthcare provider will have you empty your bowel with an enema about 1 hour before the test.
What will happen during a prostate ultrasound?
You will lie on your side on a table. Your healthcare provider will insert a gloved finger into your rectum to find your prostate. He will remove his finger, then insert a device called a transducer. The transducer uses sound waves to make images of your prostate.
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