Actually, this is the first thing they do if there's any suspicion of testicular cancer. I had some aches and pains and a little lump on Rightie, so I was sent off right away to have a scrotal ultrasound.
Does anyone know if/how that sort of diagnostic ultrasound differs from this? They didn't say ANYTHING to me about it affecting fertility.
This is therapeutic ultrasound normally used in sports injuries and such. It sends out the sound waves in frequencies that are way different than in diagnostic ultrasound. Therapeutic ultrasound has a direct effect on cells, whether vibrating them enough to trigger an inflammatory response or vibrating them at a certain wavelength to cause cells to heat up.
Either way, not something I want aimed at my ballsack.