A member asked:

How can i tell if inguinal hernia is back when i never had a bulge tests didn't show it was discovered by exploratory surgery 10 yrs ago same symp now?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Andrew Seibert answered

Specializes in Gastroenterology

If there is no visible evidence of a bulge, then an inguinal hernia can only be diagnosed by physical exam or by certain x-rays, such as a CAT scan. If you are having symptoms in that area, I would recommend that you see your doctor. Good luck.

Answered Aug 15, 2014


Dr. Herman Hammerstead answered

Specializes in Trauma Surgery

Was the hernia repaired when found and how??? MRI of the lower abdomen and physical exam the most definitive way. See Gen. Surgeon

Answered Dec 23, 2014



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