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can ultrasound detect hernia

A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Margulies
27 years experience General Surgery
Not necessarily: Depends on the type of hernia but physical examination by an experienced surgeon is usually sufficient. CT Scan can be helpful in questionable cases. ... Read More
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Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
No: Ultrasound can help diagnose a hernia, but can easily miss one. The technique is very dependent on the person doing the exam, but even in the best of ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marius Frasie
25 years experience Internal Medicine
NO: There is no always or never in medicine, depends on type of hernia.
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Ultrasound: And other imaging tests are just that, diagnostic tests. They are useful when they are positive, but not useful when they are negative. Not all hern ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Roth
Dr. J. Roth answered
27 years experience General Surgery
Ultrasound hernia: I would expect to see a small fascial defect within the abdominal wall musculature. The ultrasound should be able to demonstrate protrusion of fat or ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel (skip) Feinstein
Specializes in General Surgery
Fix it: Unlike hernias trough natural openings, incisional ones tend to enlarge and break down additional tissue lines. When small they are easy to repair.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Quite accurate: In proper hands of skilled ultrasonographer, detection of epididymitis and inguinal hernia can usually be diagnosed. Other problems such as testicular ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neel Karne
17 years experience General Surgery
Mixed: A hernia can be detected relatively accurately with an ultrasound and even better yet with physical exam. Epididymitis is slightly more difficult. ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Darryl Blinski
45 years experience Plastic Surgery
Abdominal/ventral He: Diagnosed by physical examination and scans.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Surgeon advice: 20 F: Spoke with a surgeon about my hitial hernia an he said it's probably my galbladder but I had an ultrasound year ago and it was fine, should I re ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Saponaro
Specializes in Radiology
More info: Each imaging modality can be optimized to help learn more about diseases and help answer questions your for your doctor and you. For example, ultraso ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Valsalva : increases intra-abdominal pressure which can translate to a temporary increase in the size of a hernia.

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