Reproductive Man

Key Features

Your reproductive health plays a significant role in your overall health and wellbeing. If you are feeling concerned or have had an abnormal sperm test result this proactive health check is the perfect choice for you.

The assessment includes scans to check for major structural problems and blood tests which analyse the major hormones related to reproduction.

Male Reproductive System

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Ultrasound Scans

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Blood Tests

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Common Questions

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ultrasound Scans

The scans will assess for major structural problems and the blood tests analyse major reproductive hormones.  

The ultrasound scan will look at the following:

  • Testicles
  • Epididymides
  • Area around Testicles
  • Blood Vessels
  • Prostate Size

An ultrasound scan is a painless test that provides images of the inside of the body by using high-frequency sound waves. These sound waves are at a frequency that cannot be heard by the human ear but when they bounce off different parts of the body, create echoes that are picked up by the probe and turned into a moving image.

Unlike other scans such as MRI and CT, ultrasound does not involve radiation and is in real-time i.e. live imaging and is not static i.e. still pictures. This live information is interpreted and is used as the basis of the subsequent diagnostic report.

There are many kinds of ultrasound scans that can be performed as ultrasound has numerous applications in healthcare and are ultimately beneficial to us if used in the right context by a competent body or person.  However, as with any test, ultrasound scans have limitations some of which are generic to all scans such as not being able to visualise bone clearly or scan specific and therefore may not be suitable in certain situations and like any test can not diagnose every problem.

prostate

PROSTATE SIZE AND POSITION

testicles

TESTICLES AND SCROTUM

Blood Test

This blood test measures the following:

  • Leutinising Hormone​ (LH)
  • Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
  • Testosterone
  • Free Androgen Index
  • Prolactin
  • Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)
  • Lipids 
  • Glucose
  • HbA1C – Diabetes Indictor
  • PSA – Prostate Check

PSA is a protein produced by the prostate. It is normal for all men to have a small amount of PSA in their blood, and this amount rises as you get older. But a raised PSA level may suggest you have a problem with your prostate, including:

  • Enlarged prostate
  • Inflammation or infection of the prostate called prostatitis
  • Urine infection
  • Prostate cancer

A raised PSA level does not necessarily mean you have prostate cancer. Other things can also cause your PSA level to rise. If you have a raised PSA level, then we would strongly recommend discussing the results with your GP for further action.

Common Questions

Your reproductive health plays a significant role in your overall health and wellbeing. If you are feeling concerned or have had an abnormal sperm test result this proactive health check is the perfect choice for you.

The assessment includes scans to check for major structural problems and blood tests which analyse the major hormones related to reproduction.

Low or abnormal sperm counts can be caused by problems related to the reproductive organs. Ultrasound & hormone analyses are commonly used as a tool to screen for abnormalities as part of a routine workup in relation to infertility.

Note: As part of a complete assessment however we recommend having a sperm test (currently not provided) and a consultation with your GP, Sexual Health Specialist or your health care professional with regards to the suitability of this assessment & discussion of the results. 

  • You will need to have been fasting from food for at least 6 hours prior to having this scan, however, you may drink clear fluids such as water.
  • If you are diabetic then maintain your normal food intake but try your best to avoid fatty or dairy products for at least 6 hours prior to having the scan.
  • You may maintain your normal medication

This health check consists of scans and blood tests. The scans will assess for major structural problems and the blood tests analyse major reproductive hormones.  

It will provide a picture of your reproductive health and could potentially highlight any problems

During the scan you will be asked to uncover your lower abdominal area and a small amount of jelly will be placed over your skin. An ultrasound camera will then be placed on top and moved along your abdomen. This will result in a picture appearing on the ultrasound monitor and patient TV. The examination itself usually lasts around 10-15 minutes and is pain free. At the end of the examination a brief explanation of the results may be offered. A formal ultrasound scan report with any recommendations will be sent to you which you can take to your regular healthcare professional.

This blood test is just like a standard blood test.

We will  require details of your GP / Health Care Professional, which may be requested prior to or at the time of the scan.

We pride ourselves on providing the best quality service we can which is why we are trusted by GP’s, doctors, physiotherapists, midwifes and many other healthcare professionals. 

Our mission of better quality healthcare for everyone really sets us apart from the vast majority of other clinics and is the main reason why we are amongst the few diagnostic clinics to not only be approved by but also provide services to the NHS and thus the general public. This also means that unlike many other clinics we have additional strict quality control measures which we must adhere to meaning you are in safe hands with us and our team.

Study images from the ultrasound scan are not typically provided but can be requested separately after the ultrasound scan. There is a small administration charge to produce them and they can be provided in either an electronic PDF format or put on a CD and posted to you.

Please contact our customer care team for more support on this.

You will receive a verbal summary of the ultrasound scan findings after your scan appointment. 

Full results including the diagnostic scan report and summary report from one of our GP partners will be securely emailed to you within 2-3 days after your appointment.

Note: all reports are password protected for your safety, details of the password will be mentioned in the email containing the report.

A scan or blood test alone cannot determine prostate cancer and can not check for all abnormalities. Advice should be sought from your regular health care professional prior to booking this assessment.

Note: As part of a complete assessment however we recommend having a sperm test (currently not provided) and a consultation with your GP, Sexual Health Specialist or your health care professional with regards to the suitability of this assessment & discussion of the results. 

  • Deposit payment or payment in full will be required at the time of booking.
  • We will require details of your GP / Health Care Professional, which may be requested prior to or at the time of your appointment.

Typically the ultrasound scan portion of the health check should last between 35-45 minutes.

The blood test should only last between 5-10 minutes.

This is a guide and actual times may vary slightly.

You will be seen by a healthcare professional who specialises in clinical medical ultrasound. Unlike other diagnostic tests which produce results for analysis, ultrasound imaging is “real- time” therefore the quality of the scan being performed is the basis of the information you take away and heavily depends upon the expertise, experience and skill of the healthcare professional scanning you.

This is an important point which is often overlooked by many people when deciding where to go, therefore you can be reassured that at The Scan Clinic you will always be seen by an expert who has vast expertise and experience in the field of medical ultrasound.