If prostate problems are present a Transrectal Ultrasound can be used to determine the size of the prostate. This in conjunction with the PSA blood test can be very useful in diagnosing problems with the prostate.
Transrectal Ultrasound Procedure Details
An anesthetic jelly is inserted into the rectum and then a rectal exam is performed to find any prostate irregularities. An ultrasound probe is then placed into the rectum and a small balloon is inflated. The prostate size and PSA-Density are measured. Presence of prostate calcifications lesions are recorded.